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Recently at a concert given by a visiting pianist in the Town Hall the unreserved seats were advertised at 2/6 (plus tax). Being a music lover of modest resources, I collected my family and arrived at the hall very early to find a queue about a dozen yards long. To negotiate those dozen yards required about half an hour—and here was the reason. From each purchaser of an unreserved seat 3/11 was demanded, hence arguments and fumbling for extra coins. When I got inside the hall it was practically empty at that time. It may be argued that you are not compelled to go in, but the management knew that you are generally accompanied by friends and are placed in an invidious position. It is high time that the promoters of these concerts were brought into line with picture theatres and compelled to adhere to advertised prices. Also the charge of 6d for a two-leaf programme must represent the limit in profit percentage. A.E.J.

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CONCERT CHARGES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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CONCERT CHARGES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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