I don't want to keep derailing the thread, but the aisle seat thing is something new (like within the last month), which is exactly the point: they keep finding new ways to raise prices more and more. That is live nation's doing because it is happening across the board at all their venues. If it was the artists/promoters/individual venues, it would only be happening at certain locations. And I won't pretend to understand how exactly it all works, but I acknowledge that their are other factors/parties at work here, but there is a common trend that high fees and all these other problems are, pretty much across the board are much worse when LN/TM gets involved. But at the end of the day I'm going to continue paying up so I can go to the shows so I can whine about it all i want on the interweb but nothing will change. Doesn't mean I'm not going to continue to do so though.