this again goes to the question of "when will it ever be enough?"
I think it's despicable for a venue to charge a 1000% markup like that. That's more of a profit margin than the illegal drugs, weapons and pharmaceutal industries combined! (okay, maybe not quite but you get my point).
It IS rape - you're being fucked against your will, plain and simple. But remember how the law works - it's rape WHEN YOU SAY "NO!". I'm not trying to shit on anybody's party, but peeps need to understand that venues will only get away with what their customers will let them get away with.
"MAY YOU LIVE AS LONG AS YOU WANT, BUT NEVER WANT AS LONG AS YOU LIVE. MAY YOU LIVE TO BE 100, & ME 100 BUT MINUS A DAY, SO THAT I'LL KNOW THAT NICE PEOPLE LIKE YOU, HAVE PASSED MY WAY. AND REMEMBER, WHEN FRANKIE CROCKER ISN'T ON YOUR RADIO, YOUR RADIO JUST ISN'T REALLY ON."