Tonight, I will go to the Air Canada Centre.
My seats aren’t great – Section 110, Row 13, Side View – but I’m excited none-the-less.
What I’m not excited about is the price tag. I paid out the arse for these tickets (happily, though. I’m pretty stoked…), and I don’t understand why. I paid nearly a fifth in fees. Fees? What fees?
It feels like ticket prices are designed to keep over-crowding to a minimum. How can we keep going to shows, when we can’t afford it?!?
Anyway, I started thinking about where the money goes, why the money goes, and then sh*t just got too existential. And I don’t want to miss my train (doors at 7:30 folks!).
So, I leave you with this:
This is a blog post by TIMA founder, Daniela Oliva.
Oliva explains where our ticket monies go. The post is from June 2011, but she does such a fantastic job that it still applies. And she does it in the most hilarious way.
But be fore-warned: once you read this blog post, you’ll end up spending your entire evening reading every blog post she’s ever written.