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You are *so* wrong. Approximately 30% of all *venues* have exclusivity contracts with TicketMaster that state that **100%** of their ticket sales must go through TicketMaster. And the labels? MANY of them have exclusivity contracts w/ TM as well. It's a frigign monopoly through and through, and now that TicketMaster owns the largest 2ndary market seller, TicketsNow, it's way worse.
I used to be ridiculed, beat up, harrassed, and generally driven to depression *daily* by a *wide*range* of youth at my school; not just traditional bullies. Columbine happened when I was a Junior (or virtually finished with my primary education).
All of a sudden, my harrassment stopped! Literally that very same day! I was called into the Principle's office a full three times. The reason? I met a lot of the characteristics of the massacrists; sans a close friend (at that time I had none). All of a sudden, people would actually come up to me and spontaneously *apologize* for how they treated me; even 8 years later people are still *apologizing* to me as I sporadically meet them in town
I used to go to the Principle's office to report being punched in the face, jumped in the parking lot or being spat on by groups of girls (seriously
After nearly 2 decades of near persistent parent-teacher meetings, moving to different schools, etc, to try to assuage the torture my peers inflicted upon the obvious physical grunt of the pack (but i have an IQ of 150), schools are finally taking things seriously.
So excuse me if it took a horrible massacre to make ordinary people realize how horribly detrimental their actions are. God turning something bad good, I guess. I will always remember the day of Columbine as the day my life started becoming enjoyable for the first time ever.