Actually, when I bought tickets to see Morrissey last year, I thought that they were very reasonably priced, considering what I got--close seats at small venues (the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan and the Star Plaza in Merrillville, respectively). The sound at the Genesee and the view at the Star Plaza simply could not be beat. I got much more than my money's worth.
Think of all of the musical acts out there that charge out the wazoo for nosebleed seats at huge venues like the United Center (which is, for those not familiar with the Chicago area, where the Bulls play basketball). Also think of all of the acts that charge out the wazoo for small, intimate gigs like the ones Morrissey regularly plays.
And, unfortunately, for some acts, like Pearl Jam, the fan club system works, oftentimes, it fails miserably. Remember not too long ago, with the Hannah Montana fan club debacle? Soccer moms were practically out rioting in the streets over that one.
Perhaps I saw you in Waukegan and Merrillville? The Genessee Theater had such a leapable stage...more like a walk-onto stage...I'm still kicking myself for not making the attempt! My track record shows I prefer a challange. It's a decent place, too bad it's in the middle of nowheresland and too far (for me ) to drive. If Moz ever played the United Center (as if), I would boycott!! ah who am I kidding, I'd be there.