Et Tu, U2?
Then, this Friday, a bomb dropped. Bass announced that they were selling general admission tickets for $99 a pop. Suddenly there were a run of ads in the Advertiser and the usual wankers on eBay from people trying desperately to off-load their surplus tickets for up to $250 a shot. $250 for a ticket I can wander down to the local Bass outlet and buy for $99? I think not. And they're all general admission which means first through the door gets a good spot, so it's not like the scalpers have anything extra to offer. Don't believe me? Shame - have a look here and enter the phrase 'U2' and see what comes up. Same tickets as the $99 ones on sale now, only they cost up to $100+ extra.
Oh dear... Seems like a lot of people are totally screwed. Serves them right, the greedy bastards. By the way, the concert ISN'T sold out yet, despite some on-line sources claiming it to be. So if you want a ticket, go down to Bass and buy one on the cheap. Either that or just rock up to the venue on the night - I'm sure there's gonna be some tickets there for less than face value...
And yep, sorry scalpers, you almost got my business, but I got my tickets, at face value, at 10:30am Friday morning.