$300 is the average ticket price to see Barbara Streisand this October at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Dinner, hotel and VIP packages range up to $5000 per person. This is insanity.
Seven performers who came to Philadelphia last year charged an average ticket price of over $100:
- Barry Manilow, $154
- Celine Dion, $136
- Paul McCartney, $135
- The Rolling Stones, $134
- Andrea Bocelli, $120
- The Eagles, $108
- Elton John, $102
I hear that the AARP co-sponsors the defibrillator machines and emergency oxygen tanks at these concerts . . . And this generation accuses us of having bad music? The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney I’ll give you, but Celine Dion, Barry Manilow and The Eagles? Give me a break.
However, let this be a fair warning to my children: when I’m 64 I will spend your inheritance on overpriced tickets to see Madonna strut her wrinkled body across a stage with the help of a walker . . . You’ve been warned!