A few notes:
– There have been many good insights from people around the problems this pricing model raises. As a result, we’ve halted ticket sales for the day and are going to be reassessing the pricing model to better fit the needs of the community.
– Some people have been comparing what we’re doing here to the discrimination black people faced in the 20th Century and prior in North America. Addressing this seems somewhat ridiculous, but let me just say, I don’t think there would have been a million man march if African Americans were simply being asked to pay $10 more for a comedy show that they may not have even heard of. Voting rights being revoked, segregated water fountains, busses, schools, workplaces, and a history of literal slavery is not comparable to our pricing model, so please try not to make fools out of yourselves by comparing the two.
– We really appreciate the discussion this has raised and the respectful tone so many people have taken. I have, however, received a number of death threats privately, and those are a serious matter that will be taken up with the police if they continue. It is not okay to threaten violence and death, even if you feel angry.
– Please continue to provide your input and let us know where we can improve this. Justice is a group project. We can not achieve it by keeping our ears closed to people, so we’re very interested in hearing your suggestions for a more equitable pricing model.