Layaway your concert ticket

I recently read an article in USA Today about being able to layaway concert tickets.

Yes, you read that right.

Say it ain’t so.

The article states that those attending some music festivals in 2009 will have the option of paying in installments. The festivals include the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Country Thunder USA and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

According to the article, a three-day pass to the Coachella festival will make one’s pocket $269 lighter. That’s almost $90 per day. Buyers can pay half now and the rest April 1, or they can initially pay 10 percent, and follow up with equal installments on March and April 1.

I’m not familiar with this festival (or any of the others mentioned), but maybe $269 is a bargain. I’ll venture to say that those who attend probably leave feeling they got their money’s worth.

I’m really having a difficult time wrapping my brain around laying away a concert ticket. I know about laying away clothes and appliances, but concert tickets?

Just seems really strange to say, “I’m getting my concert ticket out of layaway tomorrow.”


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