According to the BBC:
Barbra Streisand’s concert in Rome next month should be cancelled because of excessively high ticket prices, consumer groups in Italy have said.
The Adusbef and Codacons groups urged the city and the Italian Olympic Committee to deny Streisand use of the Stadio Flaminio on 15 June.
Prices, ranging from 150 euros (£100) to more than 900 euros (£600), were “absurd and shameful”, the groups said.
Streisand’s Rome concert will kick off her European tour.
The consumer groups said that the use of the stadium for such an “immoral deal” is “shameful for a civilized country.”
Of course — now on sale — Italian designed Rene Caovilla Beaded Slingbacks — only $1,250 at Bergdorf Goodman!
Where’s our consumer groups?
(And I’m sure Barbra owns a pair)
(And my second gay post in a week! At least it wasn’t about ABBA)
(Elsewhere — my latest post on Poetry Thursday — a somewhat uncomfortable piece about anger)
(In other music news, Sophia Lansky votes for Blake twenty times, calling American Idol a farce and starting a conspiracy theory that the producers picked a final song they knew that Jordin could sing well and Blake would suck at)
(And that was the best song in a nationwide American Idol contest? My song about latkes at the Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert concert was better)
A Year Ago on Citizen of the Month: The Buddy System