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SmurfNugget There is definitely a generational divide when it comes to over paying for tickets.
In the past (80’s and 90’s) it really was a moral issue. “Scalpers are scum” was a common refrain. If you bought tickets from a scalper, you were considered part of the problem, not the solution.
These days it’s a lot different. There is a lot more tiered seating. 3rd party websites allow people to get into the show or upgrade their seats from home. The hostility towards resellers has abated because it is a convenient way to score tickets after they’re sold out. In the old days, I would NEVER pay over face for a ticket, New Years or not. Nowadays, I do it when I have to because life is short and I want to rock!
It’s an interesting generational divide and it’s worth understanding why people are averse to it. Equality baby! Equality! is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

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