The sold-out August 7 Manu Chao concert in Prospect Park was two days away, and glad to have secured my own ticket well ahead of time but rather desperate to find one for a visiting friend, I turned to Craigslist, hoping to find at least a couple offers. What I found instead was a battlefield. Into the fray leapt brash sellers flexing their bargaining muscles; buyers, far more desperate than me, offering outrageous sums of money and more for the once $25 tickets, including a heartfelt plea from "three beautiful models"; and morally outraged onlookers who condemned scalpingany form of capitalism, reallyin connection with the proudly... More >>>
By photo: Giulietta Verdon-Roe
"Always fun and amazing, and always a capitalist extravaganza."