The Baby Boomer
And My Mustang ‘64
A True Story
Robert A. Chapin
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New York World’s Fair 1964
Admission to The New York World‘s Fair in 1964/1965 was $2.50. That’s quite a bargain considering that if you were to take a family of four to a major league New York Yankee baseball game at present day rates (2011) it would cost:
Tickets for 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 soft drinks, 2 beers, 4 hot dogs, parking, 2 souvenir baseball caps, 4 containers of pop corn, 4 Ice bream bars, Cha Ching - Cha Ching = $383.52.
These prices are outrageously ridiculous! It is much more appealing for me to stay home, watch the game on a high definition flat screen TV, eat junk food, have a few beers - all for less than five bucks and… with the advantage of being able to count the pitchers nose hairs!
By the time our school attended The World’s Fair I was a year from graduating and a member of the band. I played first trumpet and it was one of the most magnificent events of my young life. There was a band pavilion - one of many where people could stop for a rest amid the hundreds of food vendors.