I bought a ticket immediately because I live so close to the venue that I know I'd kick myself for not going, but all of my friends are in the same boat as you about the ticket price. I'm really curious how this tour will do in Bloomington. I want it do well so we get more than country hacks in the future.
Yeah, I can understand why it's so much and $50 is actually reasonable for an arena/larger amphitheater. I'm just debating on whether I should pay that much to see 3 bands I've seen many times before (except ADTR) with friends, or go to smaller fall tours and pay less.
Such a first world problem but whatever