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One of the things I enjoy doing every summer is attending and volunteering for drum and bugle corps shows. Yesterday, I drove to Allentown, Pennsylvania for part one of the Eastern Championships, and tonight, I’ll be taking my girlfriend to part two.

One ticket to the last night’s show is $25. I opted for two better seats for tonight, at $30 a piece. I also purchased CD recordings from the “souvenir trailers” to take home some of my favorite drum corps tunes for a total of $71. (That price includes a volunteer discount.)

I also spent $4.00 on dinner. Total for the day: $160. (If you take fuel and vehicle wear-and-tear into account, it’s more.)

The reason I can get that volunteer discount is because I work with one drum corps organization to help them run their shows every year.

It’s a lot of money to spend, sure, but it’s an activity I wholeheartedly support with my time and my money. (Also, it’s only once a year. It doesn’t hurt.)

I haven’t had a lot of time to update on this website lately, and I feel a bit bad about that. There are a number of things keeping me busy at the moment, between work, planning for vacation, and other summer activities.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar Mel

Sounds like you had a fun time!