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Just when it seemed Ticketmaster’s monopoly was ending…

Live Nation and Ticketmaster may merge: WSJ – MarketWatch

I still remember when I could buy seats – not lawn tickets – but seats at the major area amphitheater for $30 with a $8 surcharge.  This wasn’t that long ago – maybe 8 years.  Not recent, either, but not forever ago.  Now it’s $75 with a $15 surcharge. 

Live Nation, with a very different (though expensive to them) model, was proving to be a real challenge to Ticketmaster.  Now they are merging.  Yay.