I'm not entirely sure why the June pre-sale was necessary. I understand they switched to two weekends and I originally thought that they did a pre-sale to generate advance cash and pay for monster headliners. I'll admit Radiohead falls into the big acts, but The Black Keys certainly don't. I don't know how much Dre would've charged but I'm not even sure it's that big a grab? I know Snoop would be too small to headline on his own. I would think GV had some cash on hand from the year prior as well.
Was all the smaller acts such as Pulp (smaller compared to Europe), Refused and At The Drive-In that cost that much? Did it cost that much more to secure the Polo grounds for an additional weekend?
Just seems like the pre-sale backfired on a lot of people that couldn't get tickets within the 3+hour window they were on sale today. Wouldn't mind hearing some of your thoughts.