No travelling costs to cover? No opening bands to pay? I'm not saying I wouldn't pay up to see this show, but there's no way to justify that much of a hike. Honestly, though, I'm mostly pissed they're giving the finger to everyone not living in LA. Fuck me for living in the midwest, right?
It seems clear the supply and demand justifies the price.
They're not doing it to specifically fuck over other fans in other parts of the world. We have no idea what the scheduling issues are like with the band or what they can and can't do. I live in Oregon, basically every state gets cooler shows or one-offs than we do. I don't think anytime Brand New plays on the east coast they're doing it to specifically smite me.