I drive to either Atlanta or Birmingham for all my shows. 1.5 hrs and 1 hr respectively. I would fully pay $30 for this if they played either area. $30 is not that much money. Especially for a show/event of this caliber; no matter the length. I envy you that get to go.
Would you drive the hour or 1.5 hours to wait in line to potentially get said tickets, then go back for the show in a week?