Sacramento, CA 01-06-2009,
Fans lined up four hours before the main act Saturday night at the Sacramento Convention Center. That main act was Tiësto.
“It’s worth all the money,” said one fan of the $75 ticket price.
Tiësto, a DJ from Holland, commands $100,000 per show. The total price tag on his Sacramento show was $200,000.
“He’s the number one DJ in the world,” said promotions manager Trevor Shults of the Paragary Restaurant group. “He’s got a big international flair. He’s reserved for cities like Miami, San Francisco, and New York. It would be similar to us hosting the Rolling Stones.”
Two entertainment groups split the production costs for Tiësto’s show. Sacramento-based Paragary Restaurant group picked up the tab along with Ruby Skye, based in San Francisco.