Anyone notice how crappy the ticket prices were divided up in the arenas? Like...there's basically three levels, $50, $90, and $160. On Elevation, if I remember right, the $130 were basically the lower bowl in the front half of the arena, and the back half of the arena, even the lower bowl, was like $85. The upper bowl in the back was mostly $45.
Just scanning some of the sales today, seats that were mid-priced in 2001 are now $160, including ones in the opposite end of the venue and certain sections of the upper bowl. (i.e. decent seats, but not $160 seats, IMO). It seems as if the top prices which used to make up only a small percentage of the total tickets are now a fairly large chunk of the arena, and they've moved the lower price ranges much farther back away from the stage.
It really blows, I was hoping to get a mid-level ticket for one of the California shows if I couldn't get GA, but $100 (including the TM fees) is an awful lot to pay to be in a nosebleed, even for U2.