I think it’s a disgrace, me & Mrs D enjoy a good gig , that be a big ticket stadium, a festival or a very last min at the local venues . The these “ add ins “ are just there to make money for the ticket agencies. Although I don’t have a issue with this concept, everyone has to make a living, it the levels they are now asking , I’m sure their business model has enough margin to make money without this , don’t forget, they have our money sat in there bank for over a year in some cases earning them interest! Plus I suspect the price they pay for the ticket is less than face value.
We have been lucky to get a couple of free NHS concert tickets for manic street preachers and beautiful south ( Mrs D is a staff nurse ) and it’s very interesting that these tickets still come through ticket agents ( axes and TM ) and as expected the face value was free , but what I was not expecting was all the other fees disappeared too , they are print at home Tix .
its like trying to book a easyJet flight, you get the flight for £30 , but by the time you put your luggage on and book a seat so your sat next to the Mrs ( or not sat next to her lol ) , your paying £70 .
rant over .