Ticket rip-off?

Uncategorised By Sep 18, 2010

I’ve just received my tickets to see The Gaslight Anthem at Southampton Guildhall. Three good value tickets at £16.50 standing turn out to be not so good value after the £8.25 service charge and the £3.25 processing fee has been added. How is it acceptable for the extra costs just to buy three tickets to be over 23%? I’m not sure if the extra 23% goes to Southampton Guildhall, Live Nation or Ticketmaster but whichever they should be embarrassed by the lack of transparency, the rip-off nature of the style of advertising.