Thursday, February 08, 2007

"Two Tickets For Ozzfest, Please."

JBez: "Daddy, no one's here to take your money."

By now, we've all heard or read about this year's free Ozzfest festival. As an Ozzy fan from way back when, I'm pretty excited about it. I'm pretty much there, no matter what. But it does seem like Sharon and Co. are screaming "Free lunch!" while my high school economics teacher is reminding me that there ain't no such thing.

I did a bit of research on the matter and found a pretty good take on what's going on behind the scenes here. It's shared that last year's tour lost about $1.5 million and those in charge are betting on bigger sponsors this year to offset lack of admission dollars.

If that's the most cynical take out there, then maybe it still is a free lunch for the fans. No dollars out of my pocket as I see it. My wife and I are so there.


Anonymous said...

remember when i took you and Chris
to see Ozzy and Motley Crue when
yall were in high school? seems
as if i was rocking out as much as
all the teenagers were!! loved
both groups so much - still do,
actually. i can't play like Bobby
but i sure do like to listen to so
much music from all kinds of genres
- think you and Matthew got a lot of yall's love for music from me.

Mellissa said...
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Anonymous said...

I erased my earlier comment quite by accident!!

Hope you have fun at this!! Sending all the best to you and the family MB!!