A couple of days ago I asked what was the biggest sacrifice you made to see a show. It didn’t necessarily have to be a monetary sacrifice. I was curious what some of you had to say. You see, being from Montana, it can be a major pain in the ass to catch some of the great shows. It’s 10 hours to Seattle, 11 hours to Portland and 13 hours to Denver. So my options are to either burn an entire day driving to these locations or fork out plane ticket. I was looking at a show that my wife and myself were interested in seeing in Los Angeles. Figure $250 for plane tickets (x2), hotel, rental car and $100/ticket.. it gets pricey for a weekend. Sometimes you just have to make it happen. So, I was curious what some of you had to go through. Here were some of the responses. If you have something to add please comment below!
Jon Tufnell Mine is the other way round. I had to sell tickets to BRMC’s 1000th special show in London to attend a friend’s wedding. That felt like a HUGE sacrifice for friendship!
Kellan Itsnoteasybeing Green I had to sell my laptop, almost lose my job by ignoring my boss, and spend $100 on tickets and $40 on gas to see System of a Down.
Peter Trabucchi Lost a car to see Phish in Providence, got in a 4 car wreck on a 5 lane bridge at 65 miles an hour, car totaled, still found a way to the show
Chris Reid Most recent one: Peter Daltrey (Kaleidoscope/Fairfield Parlour) – his first show in 39 years – and The Asteroid No. 4 in San Francisco. On the way home (4am) had a blowout in the middle of nowhere. Put on the (useless) spare which blew out 30 minutes later. Then the tow company couldn’t find me….
What should’ve been a quick road trip ended up with $200 worth of towing and $300 worth of new tires.
But the show was great, so there’s that… 🙂
(if that’s what you were asking for…)
Charlie Webster Kind of opposite too. Traded my ticket to see Janes Addiction at the first lollapalooza for my first guitar. still feel pretty good about that decision.
Mark Walker Skipped my chemistry final in college to go see “The Jam” Got a D in the class and that is why I didn’t graduate Cum Laude
Brian Mack I drove 19.5 hours straight once to see a Phish show in WI. Also a girl.
Michael Burgess I left my 2 month old home alone to go to a concert. It was in another state but I made it back before dawn.
Lorinc Del Motte I’m not that dedicated!