Kurt Cobain and the rest of Nirvana can't believe how much other artists charged for their tickets, during this 1993 interview.
Stating that their tickets are typically between $17 and $18 dollars, the band is flabbergasted that artists like Madonna charge $50 to $75 dollars for a ticket. One wonders what Cobain would think of today's Taylor Swift Ticketmaster controversy
, and the general soaring ticket price trend. According to the CPI Inflation Calculatort
, $75 in 1993 is approximately $154 in 2023. What a bargain that would be for most concerts today. $18 equates to about $37. What would a modern day Nirvana fan do to attend a 1993 concert at that price point?
Getting your favorite artist's tickets used to be about your dedication to camp out in a line. Gone are the days of the most devoted fans getting the best seats. Getting concert tickets should be about teen spirt, not your ability to program a scalper bot.