John could be charging $200 for his front level seats. Keep in mind, costs for everything has been increasing, that means gas for buses,trucks, salaries for road crew, percentage for promoter/touring company, venue costs.
Front row tickets were available all day Tuesday and Wednesday at the Ticketmaster show site. You just had to chose the option “Pick the seats for me” and select Front Row VIP Package. Using the “Choose My Own Seats” did not include the first 3 three Pit Rows (AA-CC), Row A in Orchestra is actually row 4.