I recently read about the prices some musicians are charging these days and I was blown away. It's gotten so bad that a large percentage of Americans just can't afford to attend live shows.

I haven't been to a concert in almost a year. In 2022, I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jack Johnson, and I paid a good chunk of change for the tickets. Concert attendance has been slowly climbing back to pre-pandemic levels from what I've read online, and the top ticket-selling artists are making bank off their fans.

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I read an article recently about the 10 most expensive concert tickets out there. Moneyinc.com published the story, and the least expensive ticket I saw was $80 to see the Arctic Monkeys. No thanks.

Two of the top-selling recording artists in the business right now are Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. A single ticket costs hundreds of dollars when you factor in taxes, and they are having no problems whatsoever selling out venues across the planet.

The first concert I ever went to was a Van Halen and Alice In Chains show. It was the early nineties, and I probably paid $25 to $30 to go; you can't even afford to buy a T-shirt at a concert for that price anymore let alone a ticket. It'll be a while before I see another show again.

Do you remember what the last concert you went to in Idaho was? How much was the ticket?

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