the availability of kanye west
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010

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Today the internet crashed our brains with the news that Kanye West would be playing the Bowery Ballroom tonight. Such a small venue for a stadium status rapper? Guests all but guaranteed, anywhere from Nicki Minaj (blah) to Jay-Z (HOVVV!)? Performing his entire 2010 opus? It seemed like a no-brainer, until tickets were a ridiculous $100 a pop and the whole thing sold out before it even went on sale. How many tickets were they actually selling?

The price tag was enough to keep most casual fans away, and the strict rules on resale probably edged out a few amateur scalpers. But the fact remains that this SUCKS. Don't taunt the public with a Ticketmaster purchase for fifty people. It's such a bummer for the guy who just wants to see his favorite narcissistic rapper inflate his ego with a power-washer.

And the $100? Supply and demand I suppose, but it still seems a little steep. Ticketmaster hasn't exactly been private about their intentions to charge more and more for tickets. I'd like to see a breakdown of that price and who gets how much. Lefsetz?

I guess I'll just have to get my Kanye fix with his scent. Life sometimes can be RIDICULOUS. -joe puglisi

UPDATE: Oh my God the Craigslist posts searching for/offering Kanye tickets is OUT OF CONTROL.

Some highlights:

"i will book you a full hour session at the best rub and tug in NYC for a kanye ticket for tonight. ill bring a gift certificate and we'll meet at the show. if its sexual favors you want...i got you bro (no homo). "

"i will trade my KANYE ticket for your girlfriend - $1 (Midtown West) straightforward. also feel free to include anything else you have to offer."

"selling my extra ticket to kanye tonight. i do NOT want cash offers. i only want offers of material possessions, goods, tickets, experiences, sexual favors, etc. anything that you think will entice me. blow my mind why don't you"

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