Why, Garth, Why?

All I wanted was to make my stepmom happy. On her birthday. And the one show she always wanted to see was Garth Brooks.

Well, Steve Wynn must have seen me eat steak, because the very day I was planning to buy tickets, the Strip’s most famous vegan raised prices from $143 a ticket to $253, effectively pricing my beloved stepmom out of a birthday present!

I will say this: At $143, tickets sold out too quickly. And applying the laws of supply and demand, Brooks needed to either increase supply (play more shows) or decrease demand (raise prices). Wynn chose the latter, but if Brooks wants to keep his friends in low places, then he should increase supply instead.

But the decreasing demand thing seems to have worked because the December tickets aren’t yet sold out. Not that I can afford them. If you can, the show plays at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with dates in December, January and February.

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