Time was when you went to a show and got a t-shirt that you could wear around and brag about having been at the show. These days you can order one online, along with other merch, without ever having to go to a show. A lot of fans might be able to afford a shirt but not the ticket.
I think a lot (most?) fans want to support the artists and they *think* they are supporting them with platforms like Spotify - most fans don't have any idea how little money is going to the artists from streaming services.
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