Madonna, whose world tour this year in support of her new album is rumored to have some pretty expensive tickets has hit back at criticism of tickets prices.
‘Start saving your pennies now. People spend ÃÂ£190 on crazy things all the time. Things like handbags. So work all year, scrape the money together and come and see my show. I’m worth it.’
She is quite possibly joking. In fact, is almost definitely joking but can such a ticket price be justified in these times? Is there a whiff of Fred The Shred economics going in here? Do pop stars have to be in touch with their fans? Is it like punk never happened? Can a society still prop up multi-millionaire entertainers? Is this a let them eat cake moment or will her show justify the cost of the ticket?