Saudi singer Al-Majid’s fans pay $5,400 to watch him live in Kuwait

Rashed Al-Majid.
Updated 18 February 2017
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Saudi singer Al-Majid’s fans pay $5,400 to watch him live in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: How much would you pay to see your favorite pop star in concert? Well, Saudi singer Rashed Al-Majid’s fans reportedly paid up to $5,400 to watch him live in Kuwait on Friday.
According to Albawaba, the iconic singer returned to Kuwait after a six-year absence to perform at the closing ceremony of Hala February Festival.
But surely the jaw-dropping price tag of those tickets cannot be worth it? Some news channels even argued that they were “the most expensive tickets recorded in history.”
However, according to the festival’s organizers, tickets to Rashed’s concert sold out almost immediately after making them available online, adding that the tickets sold at whopping prices were purchased on the Internet’s black market.
Earlier this month, tickets for Amr Diab’s concert in Dubai cost $380, an unusually high sum. Another example came with the tickets for Coldplay’s recent New Year’s eve party, which were sold on the black market for $407, a big jump from their original $95 price. Many fans who missed Al-Majid live enjoyed his concert on social media.


Han Solo’s ‘Return of the Jedi’ blaster sells for $550,000

Updated 24 June 2018
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Han Solo’s ‘Return of the Jedi’ blaster sells for $550,000

  • The faux weapon, mainly made of wood, had been put on display in New York by Julien’s Auctions last month after more than 30 years tucked away in the belongings of James Schoppe, art director of “Return of the Jedi”
  • Martin Nolan, the auction house’s executive director, said Schoppe, an Oscar nominee for his work on the film, finally decided to part with Solo’s gun and about 40 other items from the movie, including an Ewok axe and plans for Jabba the Hutt’s ship

WASHINGTON: In the wildly popular “Star Wars” films, Han Solo once told a lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker: “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”
That was the case when one of the blaster pistol props used by Harrison Ford in “Return of the Jedi” (1983) went under the hammer, selling for $550,000 — topping the $450,000 previously fetched by Skywalker’s lightsaber from the first two films.
“SOLD for $550,000! An original Han Solo blaster used in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi!” Julien’s Auctions announced on Twitter Saturday.
The faux weapon, mainly made of wood, had been put on display in New York by Julien’s Auctions last month after more than 30 years tucked away in the belongings of James Schoppe, art director of “Return of the Jedi.”
Martin Nolan, the auction house’s executive director, said Schoppe, an Oscar nominee for his work on the film, finally decided to part with Solo’s gun and about 40 other items from the movie, including an Ewok axe and plans for Jabba the Hutt’s ship.
The Ewok axe went for $11,250, while another blaster prop from the film fetched $90,624, according to Julien’s Auctions.
But none of the props were a match for the space saga’s much-loved droid: last year, an R2-D2 used in the making of several “Star Wars” films sold for $2.76 million at auction in Los Angeles.