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  • You need a special badge to gain entrance to a private party that’s held within a public event like an outdoor concert. It’s us vs. them. Under the tent or outside in the sun.

    Being special, as opposed to merely common, is an extremely heavy burden to shoulder and not everyone is up to it. Very few qualify. Less than 1%.

    Looking out on the unwashed masses from underneath a rented tent, behind the stage, surrounded by stuffed figs and boxed wine, one’s heart must surely burst with the pride of being designated as a VIP.

    So why is the music so much better out front?
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