My review of the show - Holy. Shit.
I concur, the Rave is a terrible, terrible place. In addition to the usual reasons, instead of scanning or tearing tickets, some of us just had them downright taken away. A lot of people, myself included, like to hang on to those.
seachristie, to answer your question it is because the rave is the most awful venue in milwaukee and should burn to the ground on bad karma alone. You think an arbitrary $13 fee is bad? Try buying a drink there. It's sad; Pixies are one of my all-time favorite bands but I still can't justify supporting the trash responsible for running that joint. A band like that should be savvy enough to play a Pabst venue at this point.