Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Texas Monthly BBQ Festival Rip Off

My calendar proudly states "Texas Monthly BBQ Festival tickets on sale today!" It's been there for weeks. I was so excited. After last year's wonderful experience with co-blogger Patty, we were ready to do it all over again. Last year tickets were $13 bucks, so this year I told my sister and a friend I'd get them their tickets for the event.

This is how sad I looked.
Then this morning I logged in to purchase. FIFTY EIGHT FREAKING BUCKS! Each. Ticket. Seriously.

On top of that, there is a  $7 processing fee - per ticket!  Not to mention, parking IS NOT free at the Long Center. So, I shelled out $195 bucks. Ridiculous. They better send me home with an entire cow.

I am extremely disappointed in both the Long Center and Texas Monthly for price gouging. This year's event better be 4.4 times better than last year's because that's what I am paying for.


  1. I'm going to pile on also. I can guarantee you this event will not have 4.4x the added value. This is a money grab plain and simple.
    Year 1: Let's just put this thing on. I'm sure no one will come.
    Year 2: Holy crap! Tons of people came to it last year. We had no idea people were that interested in food and bbq (we clearly know nothing about food, did you see our burger recommendations?). Let's do it again, but this time we will price gouge!

  2. Very disappointed in Texas monthly.