Friday, 21 August 2015

Rule #139: Concert beer prices

In a couple of hours J & I are off to see Alice in Chains. Also headlining is Jane's Addiction. I'm really pumped for this. I love these bands. It's an outside show and it's a beautiful day. The only thing I'm NOT looking forward to is digging into my kids education fund to have a beer. The last time I went to the MOLSON ampitheatre... That's right "MOLSON" ampitheatre. The same beer company I've been sacrificing my health for, over the last 30 years of my life, is preparing to rip me the fuck off as much as possible because... well, I guess because they can. They corral you into a venue after frisking you to make sure your not sneaking anything in that will compromise the profit margin and serve your ass to you with a smile.
Anyway, the last time I was there to see Kiss and Motley Crue, I
offered to drive. So I lined up to buy someone a beer and get a water for myself. While I was in line, Shayne strolled up out of nowhere looking a little parched. So I ordered 2 beers and a water. The girl passed me my drinks and yelled "blah something blah fifty". I couldn't make out the beginning so I assumed it was $20.50. A little hefty for 2 beers and a water but I handed her 2 twenty dollar bills and waited for my change while she stared at me blankly. So I asked "how much was that?" She cleared her throat and yelled loud and strong "FORTY DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS!". JESUS CHRIST ON A BICYCLE! I yelled back to her.. "DID YOU JUST PUT THE REST OF THE CASE IN MY CAR FOR ME?" That concert was in Toronto, NOT Ushuaia. So it's not like they had to chopper the beer in. I was so pissed off I ended up drinking the beers myself. This is basically theft with a smile.
I was not impressed and swore I would never go back to that place for a concert ever again. We'll see how tonight goes.

In the new world, event organizers will charge what is fair. Not what they can get away with. Or I swear, if they try to over charge me, they'll be on the receiving end of a flying cheetah donkey smash!



  1. What needs to happen here is that everyone that attends these concerts rally together and not buy any beer! Maybe that would force the organizers to drop the prices and stop being so damn greedy! I love the "Christ on a bike" pic btw.

  2. You said it brother.


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