It pains us here at GLONO to see how rock and roll has become a product of the aristocracy. Skyrocketing tickets prices have driven most young people and low-wage earners right out of the market, leaving stadiums filled with the only people who can afford to pay hundreds of dollars for 90 minutes of fun. The result is more luxury boxes and Golden Circles populated by designer jean wearing sales reps and retirees with disposable income and a bad Just for Men habit.
So, many of us at HQ have a $50 rule. We’d love to tell you that it’s a protest of the above, but it’s also a product of simply not being able to justify the expense. There is an elite group of artists for whom we would break the $50 rule.
See the the list after the jump…
GLONO’s 13 Artists We’d Pay More Than $50 to See
1. The Smiths
2. Uncle Tupelo
3. Stone Roses
4. Neutral Milk Hotel
5. The Modern Lovers (with all 4 original members)
6. Tom Waits
7. Weezer (with Matt Sharp)
8. Wilco (with Jay Bennett, Ken Coomer, and Bob Egan)
9. Rolling Stones (at the Double Door)
10. Leonard Cohen
11. A Full Leppotone Family Reunion (Sleestacks, King Tammy, Twister, The Sinatras, et al.)
*Includes travel and accommodation costs—these guys reunite for $6 shows like every three years.
12. The The (with Johnny Marr)
Do you have an upper limit on ticket prices? Who would you break it to see? What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a ticket? Was it worth it?