Saturday, July 27, 2013

DMB Concert!

I should say that my last concert was about 16yrs ago, in an opera theater, with suit-n-tie and long dresses. This was of course over 3x 360 degrees away from it. The event was for Dave Matthews Band, and let me tell ya', the place was packed well over the 16k capacity the amphitheater allowed. It was so much fun being there, and when the band showed up, the roars were deafening. I was in the 200 section, and the view was fantastic from there. Here are some photos:

The band put up an amazing show, and played a lot of my favorite songs. Dave is definitely a goofy person on stage and knows how to get to his audience.

I could talk on and on about that, but let me stay true to the finance portion.

Cost for concert ticket plus hotel: $280
Souvenir: $35 DMB shirt. (It's my first concert of a favorite band, so I just had to.)
Drinks at concert: $12 (same as above)

Other costs not planned: 
Tolls: $12 each way
Possible lunches today/tomorrow: $25
Extra tank of gas: $40

Estimated total: $416 out of $1000 total vacation budget. I normally deal with tolls out of my own pocket, but I wasn't expecting a $12 toll each way. I was expecting a $6 one way as it is in the upper bridge, but alas, things like these always manage to surprise me. 

What is saving me a lot of money: Packed lunches! I packed sandwiches, cookies and crystal lights and have not had to get any food. I would like to try the restaurants around here, but that's definitely a want and not a need. Food at the concert would've cost me over $10 for a hotdog or a slice of pizza, but cost of my sandwich? Nil. Ok, if you want to get specific, cost per sandwich was under $.75c/ea and tons of leftover cheese and ham. 

And that's that! Now off I go to do some sight-seeing. Have a great weekend, everyone! 


  1. I thought you knew how much the CBBT was?
    I remember when it WAS $6....I am that old....lolol

    You had a good seat at that concert.
    Glad you had a great time.

    You are making me homesick.
    Bring me some sea air back, ok? ;-)

    1. You can keep all of the sea air. And the cops and random changing lights! Haha. I had never been through that BBT, and just assumed that if it was in the same system as our MD BB, it'd be close in price. No such luck.

  2. I love DMB! Glad you had a good time :)

  3. Nah, who cares about the financial side ..Just kidding, just kidding :) You, lucky girl :)

    1. Haha, you were the one to inspire me to go to a concert. Glad I did!

  4. Sounds like you are having an awesome vacation so far. I want to go see the Rihanna concert when she comes here to Barbados on her world tour but I am still waiting for the ticket prices to be announced.

    Also, I had to google to find out what was crystal lights. Never heard of them before.