Nascar was/still may be a Huge biz. I was in Charlotte, NC, 2004 or 2005, and
I paid $100 for a ticket, as did my bro., ordinary stadium seating. We don't spend money like that on events, but we were there, and it was a one time thing. Maybe season tickets are much less expensive? What was the most interesting was the crowd; 100,000 people in a stadium setting, and the parking area cost us another $20 and a longish walk from.
As we found our seats, people kinda looked as us, as we hadn't brought along a cooler or any bags of snacks.
And some were friendly, and smiled and said Hello.
Many were missing teeth, and Front Teeth! OMG.
I would think that saving up for dental work would take precedence over an expensive seat at a racetrack.
Clearly, I was wrong.
But what an experience, and eyeball into the human conditioning that was.
"Cleanup crews continued to work Monday to remove the mounds of trash left behind by Kenny Chesney concert tailgaters. North Shore parking lots and the area around the concert venue, Heinz Field, were covered with litter and broken furniture.
"You're looking at probably 50-to-60,000 pounds of trash," said Leroy Stotler, owner of Three Rivers Power Sweep. "It is an event that we plan for weeks in advance. It is the biggest cleanup that we do all year round."
This is the fifth year Stotler has cleaned up after a Chesney tour blew through town. He said he's lost 10 tires on his trucks to broken glass while trying to clear the mess this year.
"The amount of unbagged material, I felt was worse than before," he said. "They're there to party. It's tailgating on steroids. It's a Steeler game times 10."