I guess the profit motive overrides the former First Lady's need to be a champion of the people.
Last week, Michelle Obama announced her nationwide book tour of “Becoming,” her first memoir. But when tickets went live on Friday, fans freaked out at the sky-high prices, which are as expensive as going to a Beyoncé concert.
Nosebleed seats start at $30, while front-row seats go for $3,000 and include a pre-show photo opportunity with the former first lady, a signed book, and other “VIP” gifts. To put it in perspective, VIP tickets to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On The Run II” tour are $1,000.
“Michelle Obama is out here selling Beyoncé priced tickets and I was not prepared,” one user wrote on Twitter, followed by a crying emoji.
“This is for the upper-middle to upper class only,” tweeted another Obama fan. “The rest of us can’t swing $200 for one ticket.”