(Photo: Frank Mastropolo)

(Photo: Frank Mastropolo)

Punk’s not dead– it’s just super expensive. One of the very few CBGB awnings EVER made was sold at an auction this past weekend, and the prediction that it would cost a dumb amount of money was spot on. How much is a dumb amount of money, you ask? Approximately $30,000.

Let that sink in for a moment.

And it wasn’t even the original awning. This awning was up from about 1988 to 2003 and then rescued from the trash by a club manager. A garbage awning, if you will.

For that same price, you could also get yourself this precious little 21-inch-tall Astor Place cube. If you’re looking to build a collection of city history, be prepared to pay for it.

The Sotheby’s auction, “A Rock and Roll Anthology: From Folk to Fury Collection,” had a whopping sales total of $847,318. One lucky buyer also got David Bowie’s gold Aladdin-esque stage suit from his 1987 Glass Slipper tour for $32,500. Rock n’ roll super fandom ain’t cheap.