Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dearest Billy,

I adore you, really I do. You've got both a wit and a youthfulness that many musicians lack today, and I appreciate you for it. I also understand that you're a family man these days, and that you've earned your right to be more than a professional busker since recording your first album 25-ish years ago. But for fuck's sake, Billy, for someone who sympathizes so heartily with the common man, what's with the $31 ticket price to see one of your solo performances in
Los Angeles? Never mind the $38 entry fee to your upcoming Seattle concert...I know the US dollar is weak and that these tickets are a mere 15 pounds or so to you, but your worth has certainly gone up in the last two years alone! Sympathize a little more heartily, will ya?

Billy Bragg - Which Side Are You On? (1984 Peel Session)

4 comments:

FiL said...

Yeah, it was $32 bucks for theVancouver show AND you could only get tix through ticketmaster, bringing it to $45!!

But I paid up, coz I love him so...

China said...

Ticketmaster makes it so much worse! I saw him for $25 a couple of years ago at a bigger venue, and that was fairly reasonable, but on top of the cost going up from then (and because his LA show is at a smaller venue that will likely sell out), Ticketmaster is making these things ridiculous. I'm curious to know his performance fee!

theneedledrop said...

Hopefully, he gets this letter.

China said...

I imagine he won't, given the spot of obscurity in which my blog rests, though he apparently has an addiction to YouTube, so if I spoke this letter and posted it as a video...