Buying tickets to this month’s Police concert at the Wachovia Center? For many shows at the Wachovia, ComcastTix is now the official source for tix, and it charges even more than the universally loathed Ticketmaster. On ComcastTix, a terrible seat for the Police will set you back $90, plus a $14 charge designated simply as “Fee,” plus another $3.50 “Order Charge” — an almost 20 percent markup. (Ticketmaster comes in at just over 15 percent for the same seats at Madison Square Garden.) With this kind of gouging, you’d think they could at least keep the bathrooms clean.
Originally published in Philadelphia Magazine, November 2007