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Alms. Alms for the poor!

Posted on June 10, 2010 | By Christian | 3 Comments

Ticket Donations

Ok, this is nothing new but I think it’s something that is worth saying again.  The summer is here and with it come the fun things we all enjoyed as kids and would like to do the same with our children.  I remember going to baseball games as a kid and concerts (as I got a bit older) every summer.  It’s a right of passage.  Well, it’s a right of passage if you are wealthy anyway.  Have you seen how much it costs to go to a major league baseball game??  And God help you if you want to buy a baseball hat or shirt while you are there!  Rock concerts are no better.  Even has-been bands that are touring, like the powerhouse combination of REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar, are ridiculously expensive!

I think I need a ticket subsidy.

Here is a great idea from the Hippodrome in Florida.  ”Can’t make your regularly scheduled performance? Can’t exchange tickets? You can donate your tickets back to the Hipp and we’ll make them available for another arts patron to enjoy.”


3 Responses to “Alms. Alms for the poor!”

  1. jen
    June 10th, 2010 @ 11:40 am

    My husband grew up going to professional baseball games all the time in the Bay Area. He frequently says he doesn’t know if he’ll ever have the money to take all the kids, eat all the hot dogs and buy all the swag his dad bought – and his dad worked for GM and had no college degree. This is spot on. Gen X men make less than their fathers. At best, it’s disconcerting. So, you’re not alone, Christian. Great post.

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    June 10th, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

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  3. Patty Pino
    June 12th, 2010 @ 6:41 am

    I hear you. It used to be great to drive to a show and pay $20 – $40 to spontaneously catch non-sold-out show in a nice venue. With tickets and fees starting at upwards of $75 dollars for the “cheap seats,” that concept has become mortgage-limiting.

    Your local Big Brothers/Big Sisters program is a great place to give your tickets, if you can’t make a game or a show. They make these tickets available, even at the last minute, to the kids and adults who are part of this important program, and you get the tax-break from them, too.

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