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We also had passes to a private area, food and drinks. If you were paying out of pocket, no thanks.

It was an experience, but not one I have to do again. Dampens my thoughts of trying to go to the Masters.
Originally Posted by Austruck
Originally Posted by doubledenim
Live sporting events can't compare to their televised counterpart, yet they are still popular.

I guess you can still sell the experience.
I'd say almost the opposite. Cost aside, seeing a sporting event live totally changes how you view that sport. I can't really watch hockey on TV, for example. Not interesting. But when I went to a pro hockey game once, wow! Amazing! This is especially true with baseball. I can watch it on TV because I love the sport, but attending a game at the ball park is marvelous.
Cost and logistics.

There was no parking at the golf course so you had to shuttle in. And wait.

All the analysis, camera angles, stats and scoring beats waiting 5 minutes for players or walking with a group vying for sight-lines.

I'm all for getting out in it, but that is a separate experience from enjoying the show.
I've been to one Braves... wait. No, it was two. Two Braves games in HOTlanta. And that's not just a clever club reference. It's hot, in Atlanta. Sunlight. Bugs. Hot beer sticking to everything and further fermenting. UGH. The smell of melting hot dogs, spoiled under a seat that could be with 20' of any direction. Iderno. Maybe I should take my nephew to a game huh?

lol.

I think I'd enjoy a hockey match though. College basket ball is good live. Auburn is only like 2.5 hours away. Atlanta sits about 3.5.
I' m not much of a sports fan but I do like baseball. But prefer to see it on tv. Maybe b/c the times I've seen pro ball, we were in the seats where the clouds and eagles and Cessnas are 2 inches above our heads. 🙄I also go to a Super bowl party which is indoors. Much better. They have pizza and chicken and sausages and lasagna and a table long hero sandwich and ice cream too. Much better. Plus the gals usually sit around and play board games and gossip- ya don't even have to watch the game.

I am a fan of live music tho. Nothing compares to hearing and seeing a fave musician live on stage. And many of the types of musicians I like ; folk, country, singer- songwriter - like Emmy Lou Harris and Joan Baez and Willie Nelson- seem to come across even better live than on record or tv or movies. Lucky to have seen a few of these . And
I' m usually pretty close to the front row- and the ground.
Originally Posted by doubledenim
Live sporting events can't compare to their televised counterpart, yet they are still popular.

I guess you can still sell the experience.
I'd say almost the opposite. Cost aside, seeing a sporting event live totally changes how you view that sport. I can't really watch hockey on TV, for example. Not interesting. But when I went to a pro hockey game once, wow! Amazing! This is especially true with baseball. I can watch it on TV because I love the sport, but attending a game at the ball park is marvelous.
There are plenty of activities, but I don't know if that's really a selling point to get someone to leave their house and begin the process.
Live sporting events can't compare to their televised counterpart, yet they are still popular.

I guess you can still sell the experience.
When Monday shows up at the the front door and you aren't buying what it's selling.
When can we expect the review?
Over at gramps place. Hes watching Hitler Youth
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