Lyle Lovett is playing Saturday night as part of the Ballroom Marfa Benefit. If you haven’t already made plans to attend, you probably can’t attend. Why?
- The RSVP period has already expired.
- Tickets to the weekend event are $500 per head (or $1000) and must be purchased in blocks of ten. Don’t believe me? Here’s the skinny.
- You have to be trusting enough to give $10,000 over the Internet. Oh, yes, the $10,000 isn’t wholly tax deductible either.
Maybe I’m crazy, but this is slightly insulting to local folks out here… we’re in the middle of the worst economic recession since the Great Depression and they expect folks to shell out $10,000 for show tickets? Sheesh. Barbra Streisand gets flack for her ticket prices but they are $750 max.
Anyway, since the majority of my readers don’t have $10,000 lying around I give you a live performance from Lyle Lovett courtesy of the Interweb: