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In 1965, I drove to Raleigh, NC to see Bob Dylan and Joan Baez perform in a local coffee shop. My admission ticket couldn't have cost more than $5. Popular culture has certainly evolved over the past 60 years.

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Is she preggers? Because that photo looks like a baby bump.

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In 1965, I drove to Raleigh, NC to see Bob Dylan and Joan Baez perform in a local coffee shop. My admission ticket couldn't have cost more than $5. Popular culture has certainly evolved over the past 60 years.

It was a better times and so better artists..

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"I appreciate Taylor's candidness and what she stands for such as rights, generosity and compassion," said Spencer Ler, a Singaporean pilot who queued for 22 hours to get tickets for his daughter and her friends. "It's something the girls can learn from."

She is certainly killing it in terms of success and from what I’ve read about her conduct towards people working for her, she is very impressive.

Only the really bitter would begrudge this kind of success.

Excellent.

In 1965, I drove to Raleigh, NC to see Bob Dylan and Joan Baez perform in a local coffee shop. My admission ticket couldn't have cost more than $5. Popular culture has certainly evolved over the past 60 years.

It was a better times and so better artists..

Perhaps. I like Dylan but there were folk music lovers who thought/think he was a sell-out, a plagiarist and a low-level wordsmith posing as a poet.

Music snobs and purists, eh? Maybe just bitter people.

Some things don’t change.

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That Bob Dylan gig sounds awesome.

There’s room for everyone. I like Taylor, but my punk rock friends go quiet. Hahaha!!!

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There’s room for everyone. I like Taylor, but my punk rock friends go quiet. Hahaha!!!

Nice one.

I find the prog rock fans are usually the most sneering.

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Singapore paid her 18 million to come to Singapore.

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In 1965, I drove to Raleigh, NC to see Bob Dylan and Joan Baez perform in a local coffee shop. My admission ticket couldn't have cost more than $5. Popular culture has certainly evolved over the past 60 years.

Considering inflation and everything, USD 5 in 1960s is about USD 52 today. Also, a ticket for a concert of The Beatles in NYC 1964 was about USD 10 (about USD 104 today).

Add to it cost of venue that most certanly is a bigger, cost for setting the stage light and sound, everything is either bigger or didn't exist for than what was for Dylan or The Beatles,

The ticket cost are not that different from 60 years ago to now.... but I suppose selective memory is an issue here (by the way the first concert I went by myself was in 1991. I may be still younger compare to those who went to see Dylan for USD 5)

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My first concert was Elton John in 1972 in Vancouver. My ticket was $8 for me being a student at the time it was about 3 hour's work. Well worth it, he came on early and played about 3 hour's. Taylor's coming to Vancouver in December hotel prices have almost gone up 10 time's the going rate.

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I appreciate her success but she did take the shine off the Super Bowl

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Me and my uni chums travelled from Newcastle to Brighton to attend a reggae festival once. We bused to Middlesbrough and the rest I forget. Until we got a lift half way to Brighton where we had to hitch hike the rest. The festival was groovy. I don't think the economy noticed our temporary migration

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