I Wanna Go to the Carnival, But It Costs $200 Now

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Riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill are playing just three shows in New York and Los Angeles this spring, with NYC tickets on sale today. And in true punk fashion, all the tickets were immediately bought up in a literal second and many were put on Stubhub, where they are now selling for up to $200.


On Friday, fans who tried to get tickets were complaining and posting screenshots of resellers putting them up for crazy prices. The original ticket price was $45 at the door.


So, if you wanna go the carnival, just know that it now costs $200.

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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I’m not sure I would be the person I am today if I hadn’t been introduced to Bikini Kill when I was 12. That music gave me strength at a time when everything was scary, especially the men who leered at me despite (or because of) my age.

However, after watching Kathleen Hannah talk about Bikini Kill like it wasn’t serious, and seem to parrot her husband’s view of her later work as “real” and “important” music, I can’t bring myself to spend a dime on this tour. When you call your old music embarrassing, it’s like shitting on your fans. That’s not my kink.