Appalling Ticket Prices set by Resellers.
Ticket buying today is appalling! Billy Joel.... I have seen you in concert many times in the past and I have been a fan since the mid 70's. Your concerts were always amazing. One of my favorite parts of your concerts was you exclaiming "Don't take shit from anybody" at the end of the show. Well why do I have to "take shit" from corporate buying groups that gobble up every damn ticket for your shows? (I know it's just the norm in the industry for all concerts and venues)! Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 am and by 10:04 ALL are gone except for a few single seats here and there. I go to a reseller site and voile, there are no tickets under $180... plenty of which are obstructed view! How the hell is that fair to the millions of fans like me?Much of your career and songwriting is built on the fight of the working man, striving to get ahead.... well, sorry to say, unless you and other artists band together and set new policy on ticket sales, this hard woking man will never be able to afford to take his 14 yr old daughter, who through my love of your music, is now a fan, to a Billy Joel concert. Seriously, almost $400 (after reseller scalping price, fees and taxes) for her and me to see you perform? How is it legal for these groups to do that... when a regular guy on the street outside a venue can get arrested for scalping tickets for $10 above face value!?!? Your shows are amazing. But to see one today with this kind of corrupt system dictating who comes to see you perform? Thanks, but no thanks. Hopefully, Billy Joel himself will get to read this. Highly doubtful I'm sure.