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Old Apr 30th 2015, 1:51 pm
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My credit card takes a hammering from concert tickets.

Last year was pretty bad - or more precisely, pretty awesome as I went to 6 concerts. This year so far I've already bought tickets for One Republic (tonight, very excited), Imagine Dragons in June, Mumford & Sons in August, Alberta Ballet x 2, Chris de Burgh (don't ask - just because) and I now see Barenaked Ladies are coming to Calgary in November.

Where do you splurge dollars that you really ought not to? I have nothing to show for this except some warm and fuzzy feelings and a Visa bill I find hard to pay down! But, for me, a good price to pay...
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stupid vanity really, now as soon as I see the grey hairs in my roots i have to get it done again. I pick stupid bright reds that fade stupidly quickly as well
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Well we too are going to One Republic tonight (all 4) and Imagine Dragons (all 4) in June. So I guess the same as you!

Tried for Ed Sheeran, no luck. We are away for Mumford.

Chris de Burgh Ann. As the Canadians would say. Really?
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I'm sitting at the garage waiting to waste $$$$s fixing the car, so I'd much rather be spending it on concert tickets! It's something I never get round to somehow. Have fun tonight, wish I was there! ( also as someone who has seen Barry Manilow more than once - I went with a friend..... I don't think Chris is that embarrassing )

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My credit card takes a hammering from concert tickets.

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Nobody has come to Winnipeg that were exciting enough I would want to shell out for tickets to see.
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I don't get to go to concerts, it just isn't in the budget but I went to some good ones when I was younger. I don't dare run up my credit card debt.
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Computers and other related techie gadgets...
You need to get yourself a girlfriend or boyfriend.
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Originally Posted by ann m View Post
My credit card takes a hammering from concert tickets.

Where do you splurge dollars that you really ought not to? I have nothing to show for this except some warm and fuzzy feelings and a Visa bill I find hard to pay down! But, for me, a good price to pay...
OP, is this "guilty pleasures" just another name for 'mad money'?

My splurging days are past-gone. I don't have the urge or the need for any of it - although, the one 'mad money' thing that I would do, is a weekend flight (leave Friday night) to the UK, to go to a 'feel it' football match, pie & a pint afterwards, then return back (Monday AM) to reality.
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We're the same - concerts, lots and lots of concerts!
We rarely went to concerts in the UK cause hardly any bands came to Edinburgh and it was a bit more of a pain to travel to Glasgow for them. Since the start of this year we've seen Fleetwood Mac, Mike & The Mechanics, Manic Street Preachers, and have LOADS coming up (pretty much one a month till about October). Hopefully after this year we'll get it out of our system, but its too exciting when you can get tickets to bands that you would normally never see in Scotland.
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Well I love my fitbit one so I think I'm going to splurge on the new expensive surge. I do feel guilty as it is completely unnecessary!
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We're the same - concerts, lots and lots of concerts!
We rarely went to concerts in the UK cause hardly any bands came to Edinburgh and it was a bit more of a pain to travel to Glasgow for them. Since the start of this year we've seen Fleetwood Mac, Mike & The Mechanics, Manic Street Preachers, and have LOADS coming up (pretty much one a month till about October). Hopefully after this year we'll get it out of our system, but its too exciting when you can get tickets to bands that you would normally never see in Scotland.
There are loads of great bands coming up in TO this summer. Trouble is we left all our babysitters in the UK and we are two hrs North so it would need to be someone I totally trusted. My husband is very unhappy with this...he loves his music and going to see live bands. We used to go quite a bit in the UK. Boo!
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Well I love my fitbit one so I think I'm going to splurge on the new expensive surge. I do feel guilty as it is completely unnecessary!


I dropped mine last week, and they were so good they replaced it for free. Finally did a week averaging 10,000+.
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