Price of Burden
I'm also a Stones fan. I was just saying to a friend last night at the Rush (the band) concert in Virginia Beach that I really wanted to see the Stones, but I can't avoid the ticket price or the trip to the nearest show. My first thought in reading David's post was that if I scrounged up enough money for the full price ticket and then saw that tickets were slashed I would be angry. But, really this happens all the time in retail. You buy some item of clothing and then see it marked down. You book a hotel room, but others get the same room at a discount when the hotel scrambles to fill empty rooms. The way I see it, it's gambling -- betting the good seats with sell out, they'll be out of your size in a week or you'll be left with an inferior hotel room.
Anyway, this post is just an excuse to link to my favorite Stones song.