This is just my opinion, but I think the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, or, SPAC, deliberately schedules concerts on Sunday nights so more locals can go to them and it doesn’t turn into a crazy tourist mess.
When I had to drive back south for work every Sunday night, this annoyed me, but now that I don’t have to do it, I think it’s a lovely benefit. It also explains why for someone who likes going to see concerts, it was recently my first time at SPAC, even though I have lived in the area for 6 years and have been visiting since I was a baby.
My friend and I saw Lady A with openers Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt. It was a wonderful show. Coming from New Jersey, where you are not allowed to bring anything side anywhere, it was so nice to be able to bring in umbrellas, ponchos, a bottle of water, and most importantly a small lawn chair because we had lawn seats.
Besides the concert being great, because all three of them put on a fabulous show, it really is a such a great location. Although it’s really big and there were a ton of people there, it was controlled, organized and I could still see the show. You feel like you’re in the middle of the forest watching a show, because, well, you kind of are.
Another thing I liked about this venue? They had a bunch of vegetarian options. I didn’t have any, because we had eaten before we got there, but the selections were great. Usually, vegetarians are stuck with just pizza or pretzels. A vegetable rice bowl? Yes, please!
Actually, I did have a pretzel, because it was sourdough, which was different, and wasn’t ginormous like most of them.
My only complaint? It was soooooo cold! At least the rain held off until almost the end of the show.