I am also pissed off that with tickets for the supposedly fan club orientated standing area will now be full of the Johnny-come-latley idiots that are only going because it is the 'hottest ticket in town'.
It will get worse on Friday too when Metallica at the O2 tickets are released.
A number of these touts are low level opportunists making a few quid on eBay or trying to subsidise their own gig going - I don't approve and think these folk need a slap, but they are a TINY percentage of the problem. The real issue is how some tout bastard has been able to get 20 standing tickets for the gig as well us front row for every other major show. Someone knows who is supplying them. Is is the promoters touting their own tickets? Is is someone at the venue taking the piss? Is it someone at See Tickets or Ticketmaster with a nice little earner on the side? hey, I have a contact at a London venue that has been able to sort me out with tickets to shows in the past, so it is not unreasonable to expect others are turning what is effectively doing a friend a favour into a cottage industry.
If anyone has any thoughts on the matter or indeed any information I would love to hear from them. If you are touting lowlife, let me have you justification (if I didn't do it then someone else would is not a valid reason, neither is that you are doing a service or that it is a free market and you can do what you like, but happy to listen to your arguments)