Remember about six months ago…the Clinton’s, Bill & Hill, decided they weren’t getting enough press in light of her devastating loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election, and her not getting over it despite seriously depleting the stock of Chardonnay in the world. And their response? Go on tour! So, “An Evening With Bill & Hill” was born. It was going to be great too! Huge crowds, all paying top dollar to spend a few hours with a former president, and a former president wannabe.
Except it hasn’t quite worked out that way.
Oh, the initial response was okay. It wasn’t like the Eagles reunion tour by any stretch, but it was okay. And they played a couple of cities in the US before heading to Canada, where those folks love liberals. Except they didn’t, and there appeared in many magazines and newspapers, shots of half empty auditoriums, people yawning, and reporters who said they paid way too much for their ticket…in some cases, people were unloading their tickets on places like Stubhub for pennies on the dollar, and weren’t getting any takers.
Well, it hasn’t been exactly a roaring success in the States, either. Apparently, there has been a fire sale as far as the tickets are concerned. And, if you’re really interested in seeing the former first couple in person, you can now do so for less than the cost of dinner at Olive Garden!
In Seattle, the best seat in the house, which was originally priced at $1,785 can now be had for a paltry $829! And if all you want to do is get inside the auditorium, you can get tickets for as little as $20 on Groupon. Yes…they’ve resorted to selling the tickets on the famed “50% off” site! Officially, ticket prices in Seattle are going for $66 to $519 according to the New York Post, but you can always dicker your way down from there.
I mean, the Clintons are learning just how many people want to hear Hill recount her life-changing loss to “that man” which ruined her life’s dream of becoming the first female president, and smashing the glass ceiling. Apparently, it’s not that many. When the started this, they felt they could be in almost arena sized venues of upwards of 10,000, but it’s looking like they fit more into a cozier spot of about 500.
They have 13 cities in the US left on their tour…IF they decide to go through with it. I mean, they can’t need the money. Bill made hundreds of millions of dollars traveling the world as part of the pay to play scandal when Hill was Secretary of State. He was being paid up to $5 million per speech in exchange for Hillary allegedly giving them special treatment in whatever it was they were seeking. And of course, there were the donations to the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundations, both of which were found to be bloated with cost overruns, and couldn’t account for nearly half of the money donated to it (we know where it went, right?)
It proves the long believed theory in live appearances…you’re only as popular as your last concert date…or in the case of the Clinton’s, you’re only as popular as Hillary’s last rant.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!