Dec 19th, 2008 // 7 Comments

The New York City club B.B. King’s is offering a 50% discount on tickets to anyone who’s unemployed during the month of February. The only catch: The jobless have to come up to the club and show proof of their unemployment—i.e. a stub from a benefits check and a photo ID—in order to get the tickets. I guess that’s so the still-employed don’t get to see Blackstreet for $17.50 instead of $35, but what about the client-deprived freelancers out there? At this point, I can’t see how turning anyone away from potentially being a paying customer is a good idea. [Billboard / Pic via wockerjabby]

  1. Anonymous

    Thankfully, I’m not unemployed, but I noticed they’re having a Tommy Emmanuel/Ricky Skaggs double bill in January. Hot damn.

    There’s a couple of good-looking shows in February…The Persuasions, Ralph Stanley, Buckwheat Zydeco.

  2. Audif Jackson Winters III

    This reminds me of living in the UK, where (at least 10 years ago) certain movie chains gave people a discount if they presented their UB-40 at the box office.

  3. Anonymous

    @Audif Jackson Winters III:

    The whole band?

    /Hey, SOMEBODY had to do it.

  4. TriedandTrue

    Guess the joke is in BB King then because most unemployment divisions have gone completely Direct Deposit – eliminating the unemployment check altogether.

  5. Maura Johnston

    @TriedandTrue: ah, really? i haven’t been on the dole in a while, so i did not know that.

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