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Concert tickets are no different than tickets to any other event. From sporting events to Broadway shows, they all seem to range in price from expensive to we’ll-need-to-take-out-a-second-mortgage. The closer you want to be to the action, the more dough it will cost you. The only thing these days that seems to have one ticket price are movies.

Well, movies and Garth Brooks shows.

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By his own directive, all tickets to a Garth Brooks concert cost one price. That’s it, just one. It doesn’t matter if you are willing to spend thousands or tens, everyone gets a shot at all the seats because as far as Garth is concerned, that’s how it should be. This, of course, doesn’t count tickets that are sold on the secondary market like StubHub or Craigslist but in Garth world, no fan is more important than the other.

“It would break my heart if my child said, ‘Hey Dad, how come we’re not sitting down there,’ and my answer was ‘…because we can’t afford it,'” said Garth. “That would hurt and I just don’t think we should do that.”

“If everybody is sitting where they are because of luck, hey this is just how the draw came out, then I think everybody comes in with a great attitude and everybody kind of acts as one then. When you get that, that’s when the party starts.”

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Then again, there’s one great thing about Garth that doesn’t necessarily apply to all the other artists. It doesn’t matter if you are front row or the guy with your back resting on the arena wall, EVERY seat at a Garth Brooks show is a great seat.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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