Out of touch Democrats charge overpriced tickets for Obama tour
To suggest that the Democrats are out of touch with real Americans is probably an understatement and if Michelle Obama’s book tour isn’t anything to go by, they’ve upped their game.
The former first lady’new book entitled “Becoming,” is accompanied by a large tour, but it comes at a price.
The New York Post wrote, “Nosebleed seats start at $30, while front-row seats go for $3,000 and include a pre-show photo opportunity with the former first lady, a signed book, and other ‘VIP’ gifts.
To put it in perspective, VIP tickets to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘On The Run II’ tour are $1,000.”
According to WJ: Many fans have expressed their sadness and disappointment over the prices. For some, it seems she is catering more to the upper classes than to them:
Despite the prices, people are still going. They may be happy to see her, but they are still not happy about the price they are paying to do so:
But not everyone has a problem with the cost. To some, the fact that she is a bit like a rock star to them makes it all okay:
Truly humbled by the response to my upcoming book tour. I can’t wait to share BECOMING with all of you & hope to see you somewhere along the way! pic.twitter.com/uT7im9hnFk
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) September 20, 2018
LIKE A ROCK STAR: The rollout for @MichelleObama‘s book is setting a precedent, as the first lady is set to speak at arenas usually reserved for rock stars, and with ticket prices to match https://t.co/gfaWrJriQC
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) September 21, 2018
Tickets to see Michelle Obama’s book tour 😭😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/zkvJc5YiSM
— SUNNI (@SunniAndTheCity) September 21, 2018
According to The Associated Press, there is another way in which her tour is rock star-like. She’s used entertainment company Live Nation to help roll out her tour.
A statement from Tara Taub, Live Nation Touring’s senior vice president, elaborated on the reasoning behind the move.
“Mrs. Obama wanted to make her tour as accessible as possible. The Live Nation team also knew the demand for her tour would be extraordinary. For these reasons, we knew an arena tour would maximize the number of people who will be able to join this unforgettable conversation with Mrs. Obama.”
The price certainly does not make her tour “as accessible as possible.” For those in the lower classes, who look up to Mrs. Obama, this makes her look more like an elitist than the “every woman” they idolize her as being.