Boycott AC/DC!!!

I thought I must have read the press release wrong yesterday: "AC/DC to bring ‘Black Ice’ to Wachovia Center on November 17th … Tickets at $92.50 will go on sale this Saturday, September 20."

$92.50? To see AC/DC? Whether you sit in the front row or the nosebleeds? No way, I thought to myself. So I fired off an e-mail to a Comcast-Spectacor spokesperson who confirmed my darkest fears: $92.50. For all seats.

Now don’t get me wrong: I crank it whenever "Dirty Deeds" or "Back in Black" comes on the radio. And "For Those About to Rock" is one of those songs that I play at my desk when I need an attitude adjustment (oddly, so is Iron Maiden’s "Number of the Beast"). But this is good-old, working-class, screamed-not-sung rock-‘n’-roll. And a flat $92.50 ticket price (think of what you’re going to spend after those dreaded service and "convenience" fees) — whether in this economy or in a thriving one, whether you’re close enough to feel the spit of singer Brian Johnson or so far away that you’re left to watch the whole thing on video screens — is just unconscionable.

So this Saturday at 10 a.m., hug your kids, water the lawn, eat an omelette, take a stroll through the park … hell, I don’t care … cut your friggin’ ear off. But whatever you do, do not buy tickets for this ripoff of a show.

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