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English Script Request

Lilian
Complete / 601 Words
by Jbou 0:00 - 3:11

Interviewer: And now I'm supposed to ask you about, um, ...This is, these are other special sections they are doing, this one, um, this is a spot that's going to be on what, uh...uh ours, uh bands charge...ticket prices, basically....

Dave: Ah, we had that discussion the other day...

Interviewer: First question is, what do you think of ours who do, who charge anywhere between fifty($50) to seventy five($75) dollars for tickets?

Kurt: There are people who charge that much? Who does that?
Dave(?): Who charges that much money?

Woman: Madonna.

Dave: tsshhh....

Kurt: Madonna does?

Chris: How much do we charge a ticket, John?

Dave: Yeah, but that's, like, a burlesque show. That's a big production, isn't it...

Chris twenty($20)...seven($7)?

Kurt: twelve($12)?

Chris: You can speak...

John: seventeen($17) to like eighteen($18)...

Chris: Twelve(1$2)? Is that twelve(1$2) or twenty-one($21)?... seventeen($17) to eighteen($18) bucks a ticket?

Dave: Wow....

Kurt: Madonna charges fifty($50) dollars?

Chris: Apparently.

Dave: tshhhh....

Chris: fifty($50) to seventy-five($75), yeah.

Dave: Madonna wears, Madonna wears fur, too. Did you know that?

Chris: We were talking about, boy, we should charge twenty five($25) dollars and really milk it. Really take them for all they've got.

Dave: If they want to come, let's see how bad they really want to see the band play.

Chris: So, seventeen($17), we charge seventeen dollars.

Kurt: Fugazi's playing tonight, and they're charging five($5). So how does that make you feel?

Chris: Weak. Exploitive(Exploitative).

Dave: See, they go from $5...to $6...to $7...TO $8....pretty soon....

Chris: It's all over man.

???: It's inflation.

Dave: What with the Ticketmaster charge...

Interviewer: Um, so what do you think of the price you charge? For your concert...is the next question... seventeen($17) to eighteen($18).

Chris: When we think of it, I guess we make enough money.

Dave: God, if we had to pay for every show we played on tour...Nevermind.

Kurt: I don't know...production costs are so astronomical. It's amazing.

Chris: You gotta pay all these people. And the band always gets it in the end. The band has to pay for everything. That's...the one...

Kurt: We make the least amount of money.

Interviewer: How much do you see of the...this says thirty($30) odd dollars you charge for one ticket, but let's say seventeen($17) or eighteen($18) dollars you pay, you charge for one ticket....

Dave: John?

Chris: We don't even know...

John: twenty five(25%) percent.

Dave: twenty five(25%) percent? Is that after your cost?

John: *inaudible* (That's off the top??)

Dave: ....cool......

(laughter)

Chris: So, say, if it's twenty($20) dollars, we see five($5) dollars of the twenty($20) dollars.

Interviewer: And that's, you know, then you have to pay for your...the cost of the touring with that, i guess...interesting...Um, ok, so that's that then.

Chris: No, we make that five($5) dollars. That's in our pocket clean(?), right? No?

John: Yeah. twenty five(25) percent. Your work on about twenty five(25) percent net.

Dave: Oh, net. Oh, okay.

John: Then you have to split it three(3) ways.

Woman: Comes to a dollar seventy five($1.75)

John(?): You have to pay fifty two(52) percent tax on it.

Kurt: Right, a dollar seventy five($1.75) a piece for every show....for every person.

Chris: So if there's 8000 people, you made 10 grand($10,000) that night.

Kurt: I didn't go to college.

Chris: That's not bad money. 10 grand($10,000) a night.

Dave: Gee, that's pretty good.

Chris: Let's play more shows. Let's go out there and play.

Dave: But we're not rich or anything.

Chris: Wow. That's pretty good money. I'm going to go out and buy something today and not feel guilty about it. Cheapness has been bred in me.

Comments

Lilian
Nov. 12, 2020

Hey guys! I need your help with something kinda silly, but good for practicing English listening. It's a 1993 interview with Nirvana about ticket costs and some small talk. Three to 4 people talking at the same time, but it's a very short interview.

* First one is just a tiny bit: [0:15] "No, we understand that (...) we gotta do". Is Dave Grohl saying: "No, we understand that, if that's what we gotta do" ?????

* Last one is Dave Grohl again: [3:08] "Cheap (...)". Is he saying "cheap necessaire and bread meat?????

I really appreciate your help! Cheers!

Lilian

Lilian
Nov. 23, 2020

Thank you!!! ; )

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