I have read several comments around the web about how it's just too expensive to come to ProgPower. I cannot address every individual comment, but there is a way to do the festival cheaply. It just takes a bit more research, effort, and will power. 1. Ticket: I cannot really help you there. I have a budget to cover. 2. Transportation: a. Looking for a ride? Now is the time to post on the forum instead of 3-4 months from now. b. Flights. Keep a close eye out for the airfare war sales. It was only two weeks ago where we saw a temporary $100-$200 drop in prices. History has shown that will happen again prior to the festival. You can sign up for airfare alerts at places like travelocity. Otherwise, check out places like farecast.com or kayak.com for searches and comparisons. Finally, take a chance on naming your own price via places like priceline. c. Bus: For the hardcore, cheap bastard...it's an option. Also, make sure you carry your luggage instead of checking it since airlines are now charging for that. 3. Local Transportation: For first time attendees, transportation could not be easier. MARTA = Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority At Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, arriving air travelers should follow the Ground Transportation signs to MARTA. The entrance to MARTA's Airport Station is located inside the western end of the airport's main terminal. Our faregates are just a few feet from the baggage claim areas. Follow the signs, they are plentiful. There is no change-over and the ride is approximately 20 minutes. Once you exit up the stairs, you will find yourself across the street from the Artmore Hotel with less than a minute walk to the venue. Cost is $2.00 one way. http://www.itsmarta.com/ for schedules, maps, etc. More info: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/...-atlantas-rail-bus-transportation-system.html 3. Hotels: If you check the link out on our website, you will see the company that I am partnering with is offering places like the Super 8 for $60. Split that among 4 people and you are looking at $45 each for 3 days. Need a roomie? Post your need now instead of waiting. Otherwise, check out Jen's original post on how to potentially get one even cheaper than listed: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/progpower-usa/653794-how-get-cheap-hotel-room-progpower-usa.html You can also look for cheap condos in Atlantic Station at places like VRBO as there is a free shuttle to midtown from there. 4. Food: You don't have to eat out every meal. You are so close to the venue that you can eat/drink in your room: Kroger https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...110922257942.95966.88398722942&type=1&theater Publix https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...110922257942.95966.88398722942&type=1&theater Closest liquor store https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...110922257942.95966.88398722942&type=1&theater Trader Joe's https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150109969002943&set=a.110922257942.95966.88398722942&type=1&theater Otherwise, a few protein bars hidden in your daypack will do the trick nicely during the show. 5. Party Come on down to the Artmore courtyard at just about any hour. The party goes on all day/night. There is no charge to hang out and run into your favorite band by chance.