Eric Idle

This guy better be hilarious. Also, he should throw money into the audience, with most of the cash directed at me.

So much for buying a "Hopkins Entertainment Pass" for $30 at the beginning of the year. I went to get my Eric Idle tickets as soon as I got out of class today, and they were already sold out after being onsale for only a half hour! What's worse is that the guy told me that had just sold the last tickets, which means that if my class hadn't gone 20 minutes late, I would probably have been able to get tickets.

Tickets from JHU would have costed $25, and probably significantly less for me, since I have one of those Entertainment Pass things. Since I already had it in my mind that I was going, I went to to get a full-price ticket. Unbelievably, I survived their intense ordering process (if you have purchased tickets from them before, you know what I mean—"Type the secret word now! You have 35 seconds to complete this form!") I finally reached the confirmation page, informing me that my credit card—if my address is verified and my card approved—will be charged $42.25. The full-price tickets were only $33, and the extra $9.25 is the "processing charge," "convenience charge," and "because we can charge." I didn't see any tax, but I'm sure that will be added to the final bill.

And you know what? None of this surprised me at all.

Posted: Mon - October 27, 2003 at 05:19 PM