BlackPink’s Ontario fans are fuming over $1,500 in concert tickets
Fact: Being a K-pop fan is an expensive hobby. And no one knows that better than BlackPink fans.
The group, made up of members Jisoo, Lisa, Rosé and Jennie, are set to kick off the Born Pink World Tour in October before heading to Canada with two performances scheduled at the FirstOntario Center in Hamilton on November 6 and 7.
Ontario fans were thrilled to finally have the chance to see their idols in person; however, the ticket prices left many in shock.
Prices reached as high as $1,400 for floor tickets, putting a dent in many wallets and dampening the excitement. Fan reactions ranged from anger…
I just bought $770 CAD worth of tickets for day 1 (GA seated) and day 2 (VIP Deluxe) of the BLACKPINK concert in Hamilton 😭💀 This is probably the last time I will spend money on the see. This year’s prices are ridiculously expensive for almost the same perks we had on the last tour 🙄 pic.twitter.com/45EqcBR62K
– ranel (@ninexistent) September 14, 2022
The prices when I try to get the tickets for blackpink in hamilton today😬
I didn’t get the ultimate because I was out of money😞 pic.twitter.com/kQxFeHGhK9
— ☺︎ ꔛ ✨🤸🏻| XIUOLO ARRIVES (@Mxxnxs_mtl) September 13, 2022
I want to see BLACKPINK on Hamilton but the tickets are so expensive e 😭😭😭😭 so no
— Kenobi (@lovemagicworld) September 16, 2022
OH MY GOD! BLACKPINK TICKETS FOR HAMILTON ONTARIO ARE A BASE PRICE OF CA$450! 😩 #blackrose
— _A_ (@awca33) September 17, 2022
Others did the math, which probably didn’t help anyone feel better.
Damn. blackpink hamilton tix are so expensive. for context, my girlfriend in our group is seated ten rows back and we only pay $250. but since it’s 10 rows ahead of us??? they pay three times more?? mad pic.twitter.com/cym6zRDl8l
— bea (@genshidae) September 14, 2022
Side seats go up to $700 as you kidding???? $700 + $300 airfare vs my $300 concert tickets for 2 shows + $400 airbnb + $50 flight adjustment lol
—Zop (@znrs_) September 15, 2022
But the high prices weren’t enough to deter other fans who were willing to shell out hundreds (or even thousands) to see their idols live.
— NESLOWE ⁷ (@neslowe) September 14, 2022
For those who have waited years to see BlackPink in concert, this will undoubtedly be an incredible moment.