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Now, You’ll Have to Pay Extra for Aisle Seats at Concerts?

Buying concert tickets can be frustrating and expensive…and now, it’s about to get worse…

That’s because it sounds like we’ll be paying more for AISLE SEATS.

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Live Nation recently started selling aisle seats at select shows with a surcharge that adds an additional $5 to $30 to your ticket price…for those who are “looking to enjoy the convenience of easy access to refreshments, restrooms, and venue exits.”

Even better:  It’s not ONLY the actual seat on the aisle…in some cases it’s also the second, third and fourth seats into the row.  Although for now, these price hikes must be approved by both the artist and the promoter.

Live Nation is calling them “premium aisle seats,” because, well, that sounds like something SPECIAL.  But in reality, it’s just a seat . . . close to the aisle . . . where you don’t have to crawl over a ton of people if you want to get out.

But despite the ritzy “premium” seat, you still have to be your row’s gatekeepers, and stand up every time everyone else needs to squeeze past you to get out.

How much would YOU be willing to pay for an aisle seat?

Jon Snow Isn’t in Rehab…He’s Just Working on “Personal Issues” at a “Wellness Retreat”

Rumors started circulating yesterday that Kit Harington had checked into rehab.  Kit played Jon Snow on Game of Thrones . . . and the New York Post said he was seeking help for “stress and alcohol use.”

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Kit’s rep confirmed that he’s entered a “wellness retreat,” but downplayed the seriousness of it.  Quote, “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time [working] on some personal issues.”

The rep insisted he was NOT there for “rehab,” and emphasized the words, “wellness retreat.”  But didn’t elaborate on what the “personal issues” are.

Kit is supposedly at a “luxury” facility in Connecticut, which costs more than $120,000 per month . . . and the “Post” says he’s been there for about a month, and it’s unclear when he’ll leave.

For what it’s worth, Kit has said the ending of “Game of Thrones” hit him hard.  Quote, “The final day of shooting, I felt fine . . . I felt fine . . . then I went to do my last shots and started hyperventilating a bit.  Then they called, ‘Wrap!’  And I just [effing] broke down.”

Would YOU consider a “wellness retreat” to keep yourself healthy?

 

MacKenzie Bezos Donates Half Of Divorce Settlement To Charity…

MacKenzie Bezos, former wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is donating half of the $35 million she won in the divorce to charity.

MacKenzie joined The Giving Pledge, an organization created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett for billionaires to donate more than half of their fortune to charitable causes during their lifetime or in their will.

Jeff and MacKenzie, who were married in 1993, announced their divorce in January.

If YOU were a billionaire, how much would you be willing to donate to charity?

 

 

Tracy Marie has 10+ years in the radio industry and has produced major market morning shows, worked in marketing, promotions, digital and programming. She's currently Digital Program Director with Beasley Media Group, and can be heard on-air, Sundays 10-3pm. Follow her on Instagram @ItsTracyMarie