And "always show up drunk"? Sure, if you want to spend the whole gig throwing up on your shoes.
I totally agree that ticketing fees really are no fun, but you know what? There's lots of things we pay for where the parts of that price go to different companies beyond the one actually providing the core service and we don't moan about it. The difference with ticket fees is that we see where our money goes. What most people don't realise is that the bulk of ticketing agencies are also charging the promoter or producer as well through an "inside charge" on each ticket. The main issue is that the business model for ticketing services hasn't really evolved to be able to just charge one ticket price that takes in ticketing services and credit card fees; it's still a crazy mess of sliding scales, percentage fees etc. Also, you can usually get tickets at the box office on the day of the show for sold out gigs. BUT sometimes there might only be two tickets out of 2000 available, so it's not the greatest option, but completely worth a shot if you are desperate to see a band. When tickets are allocated to particular seats, all venues keep a very small number of tickets reserved in case there are problems with tickets (double bookings etc) - and if by the time the show starts these haven't been used, they can be released for sale, so it's worth being front of the line for these.