are folks forgetting how much it costs to pay people like warren haynes, jimmy herring, john scofield, etc etc. those guys don't have small paychecks.
just because you can't do a 150 doesn't mean you can't see countless free shows, 25, 35, 65 dollar shows.
it's silly to hear people complain about it. it tends to be folks who simply can't afford it. quit smoking pot for a month, quit buying beer, cook your own cheap food for a month, turn your water heater down.. if you simply re-evaluate your current means of living, you can often find places to cut costs and add money into your "tour fund".
if you're just bitter the price is too high and can afford it, go see a therapist, nobody wants to hear it.
Burt, what about those that can afford it yet still find it a tad high in price? Where does one like that fit into your prescription? You may not want to hear it as the FFF barometer of acceptable discussions, but it is a conversation worth having if done with civility. Silly, bitter, complaining are not part of nor parcel of my intent.