Michelle Obama’s book tour is ramping up to get started, she will be visiting 12 cities in her rockstar tour.
During this tour, she also plans to plug and endorse Democrats running for office, and encourage minority voters to get out to the voting sites. However, while this looks like female empowerment, overcoming and finding yourself from the outset, it’s apparently not all that it seems. There’s a much bigger motive and goal with this tour.
But first, lets take a quick look at what she says she’ll be promoting in her book, which thousands of people are paying top dollar to come and hear her speak about. This is far beyond rockstar cash for even the best seats at a legendary concert.
Michelle just set the title for her memoir as Becoming. Becoming what? A woman? Maybe this secret is too much for her to bear, Downtrend reported, clearly concerned for what Michelle Obama is actually trying to accomplish with this book tour.
“I am proud of what I have created. I’m proud because it is candid, it’s honest, it’s totally and utterly me. I’m also a little frightened because it is so candid and honest and open,” Michelle said in the promotion of her tour in a rather strange video.
After serving as the first lady for eight years, you’d think Americans would already know everything about her. What’s there to be scared of? It remains unclear what exactly she created. I’m partially inclined to want to know what she could possibly come up with the fill her arrogant soul and attribute an actual creation to herself of such magnitude that it’s life-altering to all.
My curiosity just isn’t enough to spend a single cent on her book at the probable risk of being let down by some self-indulgent claim she’s contrived. It will likely be something to the tune of empowering women to be brave and bold like her and referring to herself as a world changer.
Now, if she were to really be “candid, honest, totally and utterly me,” as she claims, then she would answer some of our most burning questions about her personally. I think we all have a couple or at least one …about her appearance…in mind. It’s doubtful that’ll ever happen. This book is all about the bucks she can make on it, even if it means tricking people into reading and leaving them feeling let down.
But none of that matters, because no one can afford to go to her book tour speaking events, but somehow, enough people have saved up to pay these ridiculous prices and are buying the up…but for what? Apparently, she is setting prices as though she is her BFF Beyoncé. We all know Michelle’s fame girl crush on Beyoncé, as she used her position as First Lady to mingle with the Queen Bey and other Hollywood superstars, instead of politicians and influencers.
Would you pay anywhere in the price range of $500-$2,000 for decent to good seats in a big arena setting? Those who do deserve to be disappointed at getting a lot less than what Michelle is promising.
According to The Grio, Michelle now has seemingly assumed the role she may have always wanted of rockstar and top celeb, with demanding ticket prices to hear her talk about herself that are as pricy, if not much more than the biggest names in the entertainment industry ever.
The Grio reports:
Michelle Obama’s pre-sale tickets for her Becoming book tour, which went on sale Thursday, have people clutching their pearls and their purse strings at the rockstar level prices, the Washington Post reports.
The former first lady is gearing up to hit the road for a 12-city tour, but her ticket prices shocked fans because of what many call Beyonce-level costs. Still, Obama is selling out, so much so that what started as a 10-city tour talk evolved into two more cities being added, being the total to 12. The tour will end in Jay-Z’s hometown of Brooklyn. Maybe a Bey and Jay appearance is on the way after all!
In any event, while $29.50 seems fitting, that price is for a nosebleed seat. To get a closer glimpse of Obama, you’ll have to shell out up to $3,000 for front-row seats which reportedly includes a “pre-show photo opportunity,” meet-and-greet reception with Obama, a signed book and other perks, including an “exclusive VIP gift item.”
Twitter fans, however, are still not feeling coughing over so many coins.
“I love Michelle Obama, I do,” a fan wrote on Twitter. “She is everything. But I am sorely disappointed in how expensive these book tour tickets are.”
“Michelle Obama is out here selling Beyoncé priced tickets and I was not prepared,” another wrote.
But others support the ticket prices, saying Obama has earned her keep for this country.
“You don’t see it every day, but she’s not a typical author,” said Deborah Speer, an editor for concert-industry trade magazine Pollstar. “Michelle Obama is kind of a rock star herself.”
“I don’t want to hear a single word about Michelle Obama’s ticket prices,” one fan wrote. “She worked for this country for FREE for eight years. Get that money, Mrs. Obama.”
“Truly humbled by the response to my upcoming book tour,” she wrote on Twitter. “I can’t wait to share BECOMING with all of you & hope to see you somewhere along the way!”
If the Obama’s are “for the people” then why price gouge them, why make it so regular people can’t attend? If Michelle wants her message to get to the people she’s missing the mark.
Hopefully, she makes the book price a little more favorable to the people she says she represents. It’ll likely be discounted to a super sale price soon anyway, just like Hillary’s latest book.