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Eight Dollar Ozzy

Posted in Ozzy Osbourne,Randy Rhoads,Rock by M on April 12, 2007

A concert ticket with the autograph of Randy Rhoads.

Rock nerds geeked out on a recent eBay auction: a grand and a half for one of the final autographs from guitar god Randy Rhoads.

However, a discussion at Roadrunner Records reveals a find of equal significance: the price!

An Ozzy Osbourne ticket stub

User faithnomore4ever says, “Did anybody notice that it only cost $8.50 to see The Ozzman 25 years ago? My first show was the Shout at the Devil tour (1984 and it cost me $11.50. I saw the Crüe last year for $150.”

User vametal adds, “I saw AC/DC for $17.50 back in ’91. It cost me $90 to see Rush about five years ago.”

Inflation, baby! Do we blame Ticketmaster as usual? Or VH1? Or how about Jake E. Lee?

As the crass masturbatory commentators on VH1 would say, “Looks like ticket prices are ‘Flying High Again’, too! Cause Randy sure isn’t!”