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April 9th, 2009, 01:24 PM
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DH wanted to take the two older girls to the Taylor Swift concert at the state fair. It's $85 a ticket plus $20 to get in the gate. So we are talking over $300 for the 3 of them to go. Is it wrong of me to think that paying that kind of money for my 8 and 5 y/o to go to a concert is crazy? Especially since we are in the process of buying a house?
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April 9th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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well I think it depends on if you have the money to spend, if you do then I see it as a nice way for dad and girls to spend time together, however if you don't (and since you are in the process of buying house I take you might not) then no I don't think you are crazy at all, $300 is a lot of money when you are saving for a house. I think that is really expensive for concert tickets anyway? especially at a state fair kind of venue! I haven't been to a concert in a few years but $50 is about the most I have ever paid for concert tickets.
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April 9th, 2009, 03:55 PM
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I would never spend that kind of money when hiring a sitter is cheaper.

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April 9th, 2009, 04:05 PM
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wow that's exspensive. I would definately not do it.

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April 10th, 2009, 07:39 AM
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I probably wouldn't do it. I think it is a lot of money to spend on a concert. My normal limit is about $150 and I don't do it often. That's just my personal opinion for our family though, it's up to you guys and if you have the money to spend and if it is a priority. Good luck coming to a decision.

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April 11th, 2009, 07:36 PM
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My DD really loves Taylor Swift. So, yes, I'd pay the $ and take her. But, if she wasn't a huge fan, then no way.

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April 11th, 2009, 08:36 PM
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So I didnt buy the tickets. It was a really hard decision especially since Dh doesnt spend much time with the kids. But I think instead he is going to take them to the fair to go on rides. They will like that too.
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April 12th, 2009, 04:10 PM
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I definetly wouldn't for my kids at that age, but maybe if they were teens. When I've been at concerts I always do see kids that age, and they're always asleep by the end of it.

I am going to Taylor Swift this summer, my sister really wanted to go, so we are taking each other for our birthdays. My older kids are a little envious, but I wasnt' going to take them, it's just too much. (I wouldn't have gone and spent the money if it wasn't for my sister).
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April 13th, 2009, 11:44 AM
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That's hard. I know that we wanted to take DS to see "Thomas" but EACH ticket (including the one for my 2 year old) was $187.00, that's crazy...yet my DS LOVES Thomas. If the economy wasn't so bad & DH had his regular OT hours at work, I would have done it but now that it's not happening, we just can't. As much as I want to take him, he'll have to be happy w/ the movies on DVD & his train sets.

It's really something up to you. Do you feel that this is something the child would LOVE to see? I mean, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see? or is it a phase? Also, is it in your budget, can you splurge? If you have to put it on a credit card & it's not on your budget, then maybe not. Also... is there a BDay or special occasion approaching? You could use this as "this is your gift" thing too. That's what I did w/ my kids when we went to the Disney Magic cruise, that was VERY expensive, it was his BDay & Xmas present all in one. Obviously I got him some smaller things for Xmas & Santa didn't dissapoint but I didn't do the normal stuff.

It's one of those things you have to think about, and if you can afford it, and it's something they'd LOVE & you can use it as a gift for something else, then it might be a great thing to do. If you think it's not, then...no.

I know I probably wasn't that helpful. But it would depend for me on our budget & how much the child would appreciate it.


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April 13th, 2009, 04:28 PM
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I don't think I would. Maybe if they were a bit older and it was for like a b-day gift or something else. With that kind of $$ you could do so many Father-Daughter outtings. What about the day at the zoo, a water park, movie and mini-golf.

Yet, if $$ is not problem then what the hay! Otherwise, I would think twice about it. Really, is it Taylor Swift that's going to make the day special of just Daddy doing something wiht them??!
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