In some cases, we’re talking about tens of thousands of dollars, if you want a somewhat decent seat and not straight up in the nosebleeds. They’re understandably very upset, and plenty of them have been on Twitter all week voicing their discontent, though these are by far some of the more tame ones I’ve seen:fuck taylor swift forreal. — Tired and Cranky (@momoverwrought) November 17, 2022im actually so sad right now. i cant see taylor swift in concert — mar ! (@DAYLIGHTPRESTON) November 17, 2022I am resigning as a taylor swift fan — eleanor (@your_bfs_ex) November 17, 2022man can go to space but not to a taylor swift concert omg https://t.co/a96MOqXKJc — karen sirko (@coastaItown) November 17, 2022Well, we solved the Taylor Swift ticket problem.
One of the lesser-known stories comes in the career of Carl Smith. Looking back on history, Carl Smith is doubly well-known for marrying June Carter. This is where Carl Smith and Johnny Cash’s timelines begin to collide. In July of 1956, Johnny Cash made his debut on the Ryman floor for his Grand Ole Opry induction. And shortly after the divorce, Carl Smith did the least platonic thing of all and relinquished his membership at the Grand Ole Opry, where he was then a staple performer.1 month ago Whiskey Riff
Dolly Parton truly does “put her money where heart is,” as she often says she strives to do. And recently, she was awarded the Courage and Civility award by Jeff Bezos and his partner Lauren Sanchez, which comes in the form of $100 million check to the charitable efforts of her choice. Did you say 100 million dollars? Thank you, Jeff.”He shared part of the ceremony on Twitter, saying:“We’ve just announced a new Courage and Civility award recipient — @DollyParton, who leads with her heart, and will put this $100 million award to great use helping so many people. Congrats, Dolly!”We’ve just announced a new Courage and Civility award recipient — @DollyParton, who leads with her heart, and will put this $100 million award to great use helping so many people.19 days ago Whiskey Riff
“Stuff for my Halloween costume, Dad,” she told me, as if I’m stupid. Fearing the answer–I ask very few questions because of terror/remembering being 20–I took a Xanax and asked what exactly she was going to be for Halloween. I don’t remember anything after that. I don’t remember details, thankfully, but I do recall her saying she has five Halloween outfits. Not only does Olivia have five Halloween outfits the details of which I refuse to remember, but someone who also works at her fancy-people store decided the staff should wear themed outfits the week before Halloween.1 month ago RIFF Magazine |
Leave it to Jerry Lee Lewis to upend convention even as he was preparing to ascend to Heaven … or descend to another place altogether. The Killer, as Jerry Lee was famously known, died Friday morning at his Memphis home at 87. Most of the first-generation American rockers were torn between the godly and the profane—perhaps none more than Jerry Lee Lewis, and for longer. Jerry Lee Lewis straddled both worlds for decades, often incorporating gospel music into his live performances. I don’t know to what extent Jerry Lee made his peace with God before he passed.1 month ago RIFF Magazine |