PORTLAND, Ore. ( TheStreet) -- In the summer of 2010, with the nation still fumbling around for pocket change after being mugged by the recession, The New York Times decided to hit the summer concert circuit.While visiting the amphitheaters of the New York metropolitan area, it found Maroon 5 and Warped Tour tickets discounted to $10 by lack of demand. It saw Goo Goo Dolls fans who paid $10 to see the show fork over $11 to $13 just for a beer. In that moment, with artists abandoning a Lilith Fair revival tour and fans wondering why they paid parking fees and full ticket prices to sit on a lawn, that should have been it. That should have been the moment that the amphitheater circuit began its steep decline and the dream of the great outdoor suburban concert died.
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