August 04, 2008
If you think my funky Vans are expensive, wait 'til you hear this!
Worse than being squeezed out of seeing Squeeze, was being run over and flattened out by the price of a Van Morrison ticket at Detroit's Fox Theatre.
I swear, tears came to my eyes. I had to apologize to my coworker for sputtering a few high-pitched bovine related words that could be considered profanities when accompanied by the word "holy."
I was prepared, I thought, to pay probably $100.00 a ticket for the best seats. After all, this is the legend, Van Morrison. He is one of the all-time greatest performers on my semi-fatalistic list of people to see before one of us dies.
Well, I believe that dream has now died. $179.00 buys the upper balcony. We're talking trying to use binoculars with bifocals, here.
Wanna be able to see Van without resorting to watching the monitors (if there will be any)? That'll cost you. Note, I said it will cost you, and not me. Minimum "good seat" $300.00. Orchestra? $937.00!
I searched around a bit more. Here's what I found:
Atlantic City: Orchestra sold out, 2nd section, 1st row: $696.00
Darby, PA: Orchestra $632.00
Toronto: Center Floor $642.00
Rosemont, Il: Pit 2, $482.00 - Now, doesn't this seem like Bargain Central, compared to the rest of the gigs?
So, it looks like I'm gonna pass up the opportunity to be bilked for having a life-long dream. I'll definitely be not Van-going.
Posted by jaselin at August 4, 2008 01:12 PM