As if you need another reason to live Doug Rosenthall’s writing, he just published an article at Who’s Your Audience? reviewing the arts and culture events he attended last month. What I love about these posts is he includes the ticket price alongside reflecting on the event.
Even more fun, he compares each of those outlays to a non-arts and culture expenditure. This installment is part of a loose series he’s been writing that provides some actual money-where-your-mouth-is involvement that goes beyond armchair analysis.
Ticket Price: $59
Something of basically equal price that I paid for last month: Doggy stairs (so that my arthritic pug can comfortably get on/off our bed).
Ticket Price: $25
Something of basically equal price that I paid for last month: My electric bill.
Ticket Price: $16
Something of basically equal price that I paid for last month: Barbecue. (Because Texas.)
You get the point. It’s the sort of thing that separates those who understand from those who know.
I’d love to see the idea picked up by other culture bloggers but feel free to weigh-in via a comment below.