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.