I spent yesterday morning negotiating with several ticket brokers, trying to get the best tickets for the best price. The prices they were charging were all over the map, and I managed to get some good seats for a fairly reasonable price, as far as ticket brokers' prices go. So then I trundled off to meet the
I was amazed at the demographic of people I was dealing with yesterday -- one of them was a young Chinese girl. I told her I am obviously in the wrong business, going to a nine-to-five job every day. However, I find the practice of "brokering" tickets appalling; it is legalized thievery. I don't mind paying the extra money for the tickets for Marigold. She is a very special young lady, and she is worth it. But I can't imagine the millions of dollars that are being siphoned away from the performers, and there's absolutely no way to stop it.
In my conversations yesterday, I learned all about stage set-up, sight lines, row heights, seat placements -- things I never knew before -- and Marigold and her Mom have very good seats. But the main thing is, they will have a wonderful time, I hope. Besides, the best part of any concert is the excited anticipation of it, don't you think?