And speaking of costs. . . .

Tonight, I will go to the Air Canada Centre.

The Black Keys

The Black Keys

I will go to the Air Canada Centre, also known as the “ACC”, and I will see two of my favourite bands perform: the Arctic Monkeys and the Black Keys.

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?

The Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys

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:

Ticketmaster, Y u charge so much? Coachella Phenomena: Case-in-Point.

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.

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