About a year ago, I was a fervent Lady Gaga fan. So I was mega-excited when it was announced she was coming to the XL Center in Hartford. I had Ticketmaster loaded on my browser, ready to purchase the tickets the second they went on sale. But of course, Ticket Master was slow to load and within 10 minutes I got a notice that they were all sold out. I was so dismayed. Those dirty scalpers! I needed to see Lady Gaga. You see, I loved her. I scoured StubHub and Live Nation for days, finally buying some relatively decent seats for my cousin and I to see her for a little more than $350 from one of those vendors. The tickets were originally about $60 each. All the while, I cursed those scumbag scalpers.