TAYLOR Swift tickets sell for thousands, but at least people want to see her. Here are some artists you wouldn’t watch even if the transaction worked the other way round.
Ed F**king Sheeran
Pop goblin Ed continues to coin it in with his winning formula of bland mum-music. For non-fans, Ed would have to pay you to attend and you could labour through it imagining it was some handy, well-paid overtime. He’d probably be playing Wembley Stadium, so three thousand wouldn’t cut it. He’d have to offer you another ten grand to cover parking and a hot dog.
Madonna is surely nearing her next ‘reinvention’. What will it be? A giant frog costume? Joe Biden in a codpiece? A ‘sexy pensioner’ act fellating Bourbon biscuits? Madge had better get a direct debit payment sorted.
S Club However Many There Still Are
Amazingly still performing, now as a two-piece. Everyone left and Jo – the only good singer – made the mistake of being on that racist series of Celebrity Big Brother. You’d definitely need paying to watch Bradley and Tina slogging through Don’t Stop Moving while you slowly clap after each song. The gig might even be in your living room. Maybe against your will. Because they can’t book anywhere else.
Bob Dylan now
You’d definitely see him in a smoky folk club in New York in the 60s. But you’re not so keen to experience him now from the upper tier of a soulless, cavernous arena. Also he’s essentially an ill-tempered grandpa – who seems angry you’ve visited and woken him up – singing unknown tracks from his very worst albums. Just download his Greatest Hits instead, it’s only £8.99. He can’t complain – he did argue that The Times They Are a-Changin’.
Any tribute band
Elvis Presley died on the toilet in 1977, so it’s best not to be reminded of his last fatal bowel movement watching a tribute act shake his chubby hips to Burning Love in the corner of a Wolverhampton pub. Tribute acts – ‘Noasis’, ‘Kaiser Thiefs’, etc. – abound and often aren’t that cheap for a wholly fake experience. Looks like the ‘Foo Fakers’ will need a Kickstarter if they want you to turn up.