A video of Nirvana from 1993 has surfaced showing the band stunned about acts that charged $50-75 for a concert ticket.
The clip comes via Happy Mag, and when the off-screen interviewer broaches the topic of concert ticket prices, Kurt Cobain couldn’t help but express shock at a concert ticket costing $50.
“There are people that charge that much? Who charges that?” says a stunned Cobain. The interviewer responds that that was the price of Madonna’s tickets. Cobain, in disbelief, responds, “Madonna does? Madonna charges $50?!”
After this exchange, Nirvana asks their manager off-screen how much they’re charging for tickets. The price? Between $17 and $18. (For those wondering what that price would be today considering inflation, the price per ticket would be between $34 and $35.)
Krist Novoselic chimed in saying, “We were talking about, ‘Boy we should charge $25 and really milk it, and really take ’em for all they got.”
Oh…to think of a time where a $25 concert ticket was considered “milking it.” My, how things have changed.