What Would You Give Up To See Your Favorite Musician?

Sacrifices To See Your Favorite Musician

Some people say they would give up social media, their phone or their relationship in order to snag VIP tickets to see their favorite musician. 

According to a recent survey by StubHub, an online ticket marketplace, people are willing to disrupt their lives pretty drastically in exchange for the right concert experience. The survey found that 42% of people would delete all their social media accounts for a month in exchange for VIP tickets, 35% would give up their phone for a week, 12% would not shower for a month, 11% would pass on a promotion at work, 11% would go without toilet paper for a week — yikes — and 7% would break up with their partners.
 
It's no surprise that 83% of respondents say that they would prefer to post on social media about a live sports, music, or theater event than about a purchased material good. A 2014 study by the Harris Group found 72% Millennials plan to focus on "experiences rather than physical things" in their future spending.
 
The study suggests some experiences are more valuable than others. According to StubHub, 70% of Americans would rather meet their favorite musical artist than meet the next president of the United States.
 
Also in election-related finds, 50% of those surveyed would rather score tickets to see their favorite sports team win a championship than see their preferred presidential candidate win the election. You might want to read that line again.
 
But who would your rather get a beer with? Seventy-three percent of respondents would rather attend a live event with Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump.
 
Whether they head to the show with Clinton or Trump, respondents want their phones in hand. Nearly one-third said that sharing their concert experiences on social media was one of the best parts of attending the event.
 
 

Natalie DiBlasio , USA TODAY


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