There's a concert I want to go to on March 25, 2016, in New York City. I live close enough to drive, but far enough away that I don't want to have to drive back late at night afterwards. So I did what any reasonable citizen of the Internet would do: I looked for a hotel on Orbitz.
I was a bit shocked when everything it came up with cost in the neighborhood of $200, which is ridiculously expensive for a single room for a single night, particularly because they're offering those same hotel rooms for tonight for more like $120. Aren't accommodations supposed to be less expensive when you reserve several months in advance?!?
I can only think of two possibilities for this: either something non-obvious is going on that night (not this concert; it's not some enormous stadium-filling thing by any means) that's driving demand through the roof throughout the area... or Orbitz is trying to screw me over for some reason. (I find this less unlikely than the idea that every single one of the hotels it showed are all trying to.)
Does anyone have any idea what's going on, and how I can get a reasonable rate?