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Fred Mills: USA Today Is Right – Ticket Brokers ARE Scumbags in Trenchcoats

Tickets

A call for the musical equivalent of Occupy Wall Street.

 By Fred Mills, Blurt Editor

 I’m just enough of an old fart – actually, the charitable term would be “old school,” so let’s go with that – to remember buying tickets to see Led Zeppelin at the Charlotte Coliseum in 1971 and they cost $8.00 apiece. If memory serves, I got them at a head shop (what you’d nowadays call a smoke shop) called Infinity’s End, and most likely I bought a trippy black light poster too. My mom drove me to the shop. In another year I’d have my license and be driving to the shop myself to buy rolling papers, but that’s another story. Continue reading