If you are not queuing, there is lots to see in NYC and yes, get the metro card to get around.
Megabus/Boltbus usually have low cost bus tickets from NYC to Philadelphia. $8 sounds right.
The venue in Phila. is close to restaurants and a neighborhood that resembles Brooklyn in the early...
from the looks of it, all(or close to it) of the pit tickets are on stubhub.
the venues/livenation/tm are in cahoots with legal 'ticket racketeering' outside of all the fees they charge you. so dont buy them off stubhub and this won't happen as much.
Re: Article: Greenvale, NY - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts (Jan. 9, 2013) pos
you are an idiot.
as far as this girl not dressing like a nazi. well, the whole goth-fascist get people mad/grab attention thing died in the 80s for a reason...