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$8 Buds at 1st Mariner Arena

If I'm at a concert (and I'm not reviewing it), I like to have a beer. Maybe two beers. Never any more than that, though.

I roll my eyes at people who get so smashed they can't remember the show. What's the point of going if you're that drunk?

Last night, I saw Fleetwood Mac at 1st Mariner Arena. Side note: So did Sun reporter Chris Kaltenbach, who has a live music review I'll post in a bit. 

At one point, I wanted a cold beer. I was stunned by the prices. If I'm not mistaken (and I've been mistaken a lot, you know), beers cost more at 1st Mariner Arena then they do at Oriole Park at Camden Yards ...

Look at these prices! $8 for a can of Budweiser! Granted, this is a 16 oz. can. But still ...

I was repulsed at first. But I did want to have one light, cold beer while I watched the show. I ended up buying a Stella Artois (for a mere $7), which I nursed for the rest of the evening. It was good, but not $7 good.

Those prices didn't seem to stop people from drinking beer, though. I saw plenty of folks double-fisting Buds on their way back to their seats. 

Yes, I know, it's a stadium, and stadiums can charge what they want for beer. But that doesn't make me any less shocked. I thought Baltimore was supposed to be fairly inexpensive. As far as arenas go, 1st Mariner is sadly outdated. I wish their drink prices were, too.

(Photo by me)

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