Monday, March 15, 2010

How I'd Spend $160

Remember the diatribe about Aerosmith and my fan contract? Two weeks ago Dom Lawson at Metal Hammer blogged about Aerosmith's upcoming UK shows and the insane ticket prices.

This guy is my new best friend because he says what I've been thinking for years.

106 pounds is about 160 in American dollars. So if you and your significant other were going, that's $320 just for going to the show.

Why this bothers me
Aerosmith doesn't make it to the UK very often and from what I remember they have a rabid fan base over there. How shitty is it to make it that expensive just because you can? Yes, I know it's not all the band's doing, that part of it is the promoter and/or venue.


There are other ways to spend $160 and much more out of it. I'm not talking the practical-it's-a-week's-worth-of-groceries way, but a fun way.

Fun ways to blow $160
  • Plaster Fun Time for you and three friends. You can use the leftover cash for a pizza and coke.
  • Movie marathon with someone special at your local theatre.
  • A spa day for you
  • A plane ticket somewhere
  • Dinner and a pub crawl
What fun ways would you use $160?


  1. I would have to say some cocaine and a hooker.....wait who's blog am I posting on.

  2. Hmm... I would go buy my DragonCon badge and save the leftover for some bar drinks at the Con! :) Or I would use it to pay for part of the Roller Derby skates I want which are about 200.

  3. Well, that's a lot more reasonable than coke and hookers.

  4. $99 gets you stripper shoes, a yoga mat and 6 classes, then the rest of the money could be spent at lunches afterwards laughing at how you fell off the stripper pole.

    wait... I can do better.

    16 shirts from

  5. Wait. I don't know who that other Josh is. I do know that someone named Simon has been posting as me in blogs and saying things that could get me in trouble....Who am I talking to, Jose?....I'm just lying about there being a fake me posting on blogs about coke and hookers....oh, am I still typing....ummmm....HA,HA,HA,HA, FOOLED YOU AGAIN, ALICIA. THIS IS NOT JOSH, THIS IS SIMON. POSTING AS JOSH TO GET HIM IN TROUBLE. HA, HA, HA, GOT YOU AGAIN!!!!!!

  6. I'd actually spend the $160 on sneakers and flip flops. That I would do.


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