By Christian Jay B. Quilo
Illustrations: RD Santisas
LET’S face it, a concert ticket is not cheap, especially if you’re going VIP. Prices can go as low as P2,000 to as high as P20,000. It’s a substantial amount of money, to say the least. Just for good measure, we’ve listed a bunch of things you can get with the money you spent or will spend on your concert ticket. Don’t get us wrong, this is not to stop you from getting that ticket. It’s simply for comparison to see how much your ticket is worth.
General admission (P2,000-3,000)
A meal at a nice restaurant with friends or family. Spend some quality time with your loved ones over great food.
A pair of jeans. Jeans never go out of style so it’s practical to invest in a pair that will stand the test of time.
Hair color treatment at a salon. Experiment a little with your crowning glory.
A facial. Treat your face to a little TLC.
Prescription glasses. It’s time you stopped squinting.
Upper Box (P5,000-8,000)
A pair of shoes. As the saying goes, give a person the right shoes and he or she can conquer the world.
A bag. A stylish and durable bag is an essential.
A staycation at a fancy hotel. If you need a vacation but you don’t have the luxury of time.
A karaoke machine. Stage your own concert and belt out those high notes.
An instant camera. Go old school and immortalize life’s great moments.
A plane ticket to an international destination.
Book that ticket and just go.
A fancy watch.
Classy and practical.
A full new outfit. Update your look from head to toe.
A smartphone. If your phone needs an upgrade.
A bike. You get to reduce your carbon footprint and get some exercise in, too.
Budget for a vacation. If you find good deals, this amount is definitely enough.
A piece of gold jewelry. Aside from being a lavish accessory, it’s also a great investment.
A laptop. For those who work on the go.
Tuition fee for a semester. If you’re taking up post-graduate studies or you have a little one in school.
A month’s rent. Please remember that you do need to keep that roof over your head.