PEARL JAM HAD THE RIGHT IDEA ALL ALONG.
Yesterday, I bought a ticket to see Dinosaur Jr. play live this evening in Houston. It was a $22 ticket, but Ticketmaster tacked an $8 "convenience fee" AND a $5 "order processing free" onto it. I ended up paying $35, the second most expensive ticket I've ever bought for a single show.
THAT IS HALF OF MY MONTHLY CELL PHONE BILL!
All I know is that Dinosaur Jr. had better SLAY tonight. J. Mascis had better solo like his fingers are on fire. I'd better feel Lou Barlow's bass in my chest. Murph had better beat on his drums like O.J. beat Nicole! If the show doesn't meet these three requirements, somebody's gettin' SHANKED.
What is the most you've ever paid for a single show? Was it worth it? Feel free to hit up the comments section with your thoughts.