Nowadays, celebrity merchandise and co-branding strategies, such as BTS and McDonald’s recently launched meal packages, can lead fans to go crazy in their frenzy to collect anything related to their idols.
However, it recently came to light that the “item” doesn’t even have to be tangible, as a plastic bag claimed to be filled with the air from Kanye West’s recent album “Donda” listening event was sold for US$7,600 (around NT$212,160) on eBay.
According to foreign media, a fan took to eBay and attached a photo of a clear Ziploc bag labeled “AIR FROM DONDA DROP.”
The “Donda Drop “event which was held in a Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta was extremely exclusive, and a lucky fan decided to sell a taste of the event, setting the price of “air” at US$3,333.33 (around NT$93,086), not including shipping which was set at US$4.
The bids soon began to roll in and fans soon tried their best to outbid one another for the bag of air that is remotely associated with the American rapper, at best.
Listed as “Bag of Air from DONDA Drop LAST ONE OFFICIAL Kanye West — Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” the item was soon nabbed by a fan for US$7,600.
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Though it may seem ludicrous, it isn’t the first time West’s fans have done something like this with a previous bag of air from one of his concerts sold for US$60,000 in 2015.