No Inflation Here
In the early sixties I lived in NYC for a while. Went to a lot of jazz clubs. As I remember, most had a 2 drink minimum. They would just dump your 4 not very good drinks on the table, take your money and the hell with you. I think an evening for 2 cost about $50 -I mean just the nightclub, no food or trans or anything.
Night before last, we went ot hear one of the best groups I have ever heard- a band called Tangletown, put together by Michael Shrieve, former drummer with Carlos Santana. Unbelievable music, unbelievable skill. Cost me $29, including a $5 tip. And that is for 2 rounds of Jack Daniels and Ketel martinis.
I think superb music skills have become so widespread that some very fine musicians would almost pay you to come and listen.
Not good for them, but it sure is fine for an appreciative listerner.