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Tickets to this year's OVO Fest are ridiculously expensive

Say what you will about this year's decidedly, um, "vintage" lineup: Drake's OVO Fest remains the hottest ticket in town — and unless you've already scored a seat (or have thousands of dollars to spare), your chances of getting in are slim.

Tickets for the ninth annual OVO Fest went on sale this morning at 10 a.m., just one day after Drizzy himself officially announced the return of his headline-making concert series after a year-long hiatus.

As we've seen in years past, Ticketmaster was almost immediately overwhelmed.

Few were surprised by the queue, as this is Toronto and waiting in line is sort of what we do.

What fans hadn't predicted was how high ticket prices would be once they finally got through.

As of 10:30 a.m., tickets to the August 5 show at Toronto's Budweiser Stage — which has only Drake on the bill — were completely sold out, save for a handful of floor seats going for $2,500 each.

A few seats were still available starting at around $800, at press time, to the August 4 show featuring B2k, Chingy, the Ying Yang Twins, Pretty Ricky, LLoyd and Bobby V. 

Those who've successfully scored tickets have had the most luck with two-day passes, it seems.

Many fans are crushed nonetheless to have missed out on getting tickets at all because of how much they cost.

Those who've been around since the beginning are reminiscing fondly on the days when tickets to OVO Fest cost as little as $40 for lawn seats.

"OVO Fest got me feelin' old. I remember when I used to buy 3 sets of tickets. Scalp 2 and use the profits for the 3rd," wrote one fan on Twitter. "Now you need to know a computer that can crack the code to get lawns."

Capitalism, am I right?

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