#WednesdayWisdom: Cost vs. Show Lust
Looking for a little #WednesdayWisdom? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Superpowers, Part Three.
Editor’s Note: For this series, Jim writes about our superpowers — the ones that we in the live entertainment business have — and their corresponding forms of kryptonite-like weaknesses.
Sadly, as Superman knows, sometimes those superpowers come with superweaknesses. Today, we’ll cover the third and final (for now) pair of superpowers/superweaknesses. I saved this one for last!
The third form of krytptonite for live entertainment, its third superweakness, is cost. Live entertainment is expensive.
Even though it might seem obvious what I mean by that, I want to explain. Live entertainment isn’t expensive because a courtside seat at STAPLES costs a fortune or because you can pay hundreds of dollars to see a Broadway show.
Live entertainment is expensive because the alternatives, the substitutes, are so cheap. …
Read the rest of Jim’s post about Superpowers, Part Three.