Great Alaska Beer & Barleywine Festival… and Ticketmaster

Exciting news: The annual Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Festival is rolling into town once again.  http://auroraproductions.net/beer-barley.html  We meet up with friends each year on Friday evening and sample the wares of breweries small and less small all around the country, and world, before heading outside to despoil any ice sculptures that may be in our way.  A fun time is had by all.  Ice sculpture from a few years back –
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Unexciting news:  Ticketmaster handles the tickets for the event.  Maybe I'm just whining, but fees for the ticketing 'convenience' are equal to over 20% of the overall ticket cost.  While I don't miss standing in a long queue to get tickets for an event, that percentage is crazy, pointless gouging.  Boo hiss.

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