This weekend's NY Times, which actually had stories with real endings, unlike the LOST finale, had an interesting story about how many big-name acts, like Bon Jovi, U2, and the Rolling Stones, and, uh, Rick Springfield, have been selling their fans "V.I.P. Experience" tickets, with which fans get to sit in a special area, get special stuff (like a Bon Jovi folding chair!) and be really close to the stage, all for exorbitant prices that would make most people blush. For instance, the Bon Jovi V.I.P. package, which, I remind you, doesn't actually allow anyone to meet Bon Jovi (or even the damn keyboardist), sells for $1750. Which is so much money to pay to see 50-year-old men cover their old songs. Even Bieber's getting in on the act. New revenue streams, people. Read the story here, and consider shelling out $600 to meet Rick Springfield.
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