Oh, there was an uproar, once. You may remember it. It was called "The Victory Tour," and ticket prices were $30. The media, including the rock press, went into a frenzy. They brought out the torches and pitchforks, literally. Now, when a group overcharges, almost no one complains in the press - particularly for big, wealthy, old acts. The four-ticket system was intended to thwart scalpers, but nobody bought that. I think it was true, because I went to concerts back then, and scalping was an even worse thing than today: you would see REAL wiseguys get all the good seats first, after spending two days waiting on ticket lines, getting the bracelets, returning the next morning (sometimes in the freezing cold, and waiting hours), and no matter how far in front you were, these burley men, who were what they were, just walked on in, and collected the best seats. Which then were sold at outrageous prices. Sometimes, you didn't even get a seat when buy "tickets" from these sources.
But when someone came up with an idea to try to control, the Wrath of the Rock Gods descended up them, or rather, on one person.
But back then, they wanted a head on a platter. So he gave it to them. He not only gave away the money, but covered all the many associated lawsuits. The chief promoter had a heart attack.
(Jump to 3:15. I have it on tape, and will upload as soon as I can, with just the press conference. I hope my quality level is decent.)
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