Sucks that every event is like that now. People are greedy to make a quick buck and buy out all the tickets, while the true fans get hosed.
Check Platinum tickets too. Usually it's hit or miss, and Ticketmaster sets their own prices based on the current market value, but you might get lucky because they're always changing. You could also do what I did for the one in my city...I bought the Blue Prismatic Pack. First row right in the middle of the upper level, and I figured if I'm paying $150 regardless, I might as well get some memorabilia with my ticket.