An Evening with Pacino: First you get the money, then you get the ticket...
Al Pacino is a master of stage and screen, but he’s also a cute hoor when it comes to the shakedown
We knew that Al Pacino was a master of stage and screen, but he’s also a cute hoor when it comes to the shakedown. In the week when everyone laughed at the stars lining up alongside Jay Z to sign the Tidal pledge at the most cringey press launch ever, Pacino showed the young guns how to really make easy money.
Tickets went on sale this week for An Evening With Pacino at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre on May 24th. If you want to hear the actor talk turkey about his life and times, you can do so for anything from €54.65 to €106, depending on how close to Pacino you want to sit.
But that’s just the start. There’s a range of VVVIP packages whereby you can meet and greet the man himself in his dressing room, have lunch with him or even accompany him on his private plane.
Such extras are all part of modern showbusiness, with every act pimping themselves out like boy-band tarts to make a few quid. But Pacino takes this to new levels of what-the-feck with the pricing structure.
If the UK prices are any guide, you’re talking around €10,000 for the lunch or €34,000 for the spin in the plane with the star of The Godfather, Scarface, Donnie Brasco and, eh, Gigli. Pacino will also throw in a hotel room on the plane deal so that’s Okay then. The boom is definitely back, baby.