between tickets and the "cheapest" hotels close to the venue the cost is about $2,600 (if you don't split the hotel costs). add in $$$ for food and entertaiment for 10 days (or more) and that adds up to a lot of coin. yikes!
i will stay with friends, use public transportation, and spend a lot of time with my older friends PB&J and Wild Turkey
a sandwich in a plastic bag goes a long way