A: Absolutely, there’s several companies in Houston that provide that kind of service for concerts and different events. It is really, I think, a great idea!
This way, your evening or event starts from the moment you leave your house. It’s not just transportation and it’s a very safe way to go and enjoy your time. If you have a couple of drinks, or just want to enjoy your group, party, and family— you can devote time to do that when someone else is driving.
They take that away from your worries or worrying about where to park. So, definitely, it’s one of the best ways to attend concerts and festivals.
COVID-19 cases are down and restrictions are being eased up even more for concerts and festivals in Houston. That also means that artists are touring more cities again and people are seeing concerts as a sign of a return to normalcy.
With the weather starting to thaw out and some beautiful spring weather headed our way, there are some blockbuster shows to see:
- Chris Stapleton— 3/17 @ RodeoHouston
- Marshmello— 3/18 @ RodeoHouston
- Tiësto— 3/20 @ Clé
- Coldplay— 5/8 @ NRG Stadium
- Buzzfest 2022— 5/28 @ The Pavillion Event Center
That’s not even half of the huge shows coming to the area, so the question isn’t which show you’re going to. The real question is how are you going to get there?
Calling A Limo Service In Houston Is The Way To Go
Of course, you’re going to think to yourself, “you’re a Houston limo service, of course, you’re going to say that!”
TRUE, BUT HEAR US OUT—IT MAKES MORE SENSE THAN YOU MIGHT REALIZE
Event venues have been taking a beating the last two years, so they are eager to have venues full again. Then again, they know you are too, and so do the concert promoters. What does that mean? It means they know people are itching to go to an event—and they’ll pay premium prices—for EVERYTHING.
That means concessions, souvenirs, tickets, and one of the biggest monopolies in the business—PARKING.
That’s right, you’re going to pay an average of about $140.00 for a decent seat at a major show. Then you’ve gotta pony up anywhere from $40 – $150 to rent a parking space at venues like NRG stadium!
Yes, you read that right! The worst part is, on that lower, somewhat more affordable parking—you’ve gotta good 25-minute walk to the gates! Sure, not bad for a show in March, when it’s only 74° out—but wait till summer! Oh sure, you can catch a pedicab from the lot in Timbuktu—only $20 more, $30 if you’re built like a 350-lb lineman. You’re gonna give that pedicab driver a workout!
Do you see where we’re going with this?
Let’s Break It Down
Ok, so let’s put numbers on the paper for a couple to hit up the town for a major headliner act in Houston. Be forewarned—sticker shock is coming. Let’s look at the Chris Stapleton concert at NRG Stadium during RodeoHouston:
AVAILABLE TICKETS: $158 each (including TM fees and taxes) for section 635 (nosebleed)
AVAILABLE PARKING: $120 for the least expensive
PRICE OF GAS: $3.98/gal let’s call it an avg of $15 of gas used roundtrip.
Let’s just add that up and not even consider the cost of beers, food, and souvenirs and you’re at— $451.
That’s a lot of money, you better love that person you’re spoiling! Seriously, now let’s say you’re going with a few couples and friends as most do.
What are you going to do? All pile up in your friend’s Ford Escape? Now we’re at the circus or what? No, you’re all going to take a few cars and everyone’s getting it in the gut for $120 at least and we haven’t even factored in drinks!
So, ticket prices aside, that’s turning out to be pretty expensive for the “extras,” isn’t it? But do you really want to pay all that extra and get nothing but a slab of concrete you own for 3 hours and sore feet?
Why not pool your money together and get to the concert in style and pull right up to the entrance?
Booking A Limo Service In Houston Saves Money & Time
When you and your friends pool your money together and book with Excelsior, the best limo service in Houston—everyone wins. Are you still spending extra money besides the tickets—yes, but you’re actually getting value and spending less per person! You’re not just getting a slab of concrete and free cardio hoofing it a mile from your parking spot.
Let’s just look at an example, and keep in mind these prices are just for illustration:
Tickets: $158/per person
Parking (Assuming 4 cars parking)— $32/per person
Alcohol— $33/per person (assuming 3 beers per person)
TOTAL EXPENSES: $223 per person and that’s not even counting gas
Now, let’s add up the costs when calling the best limo service in Houston to book a 15-passenger party bus:
Tickets: $158/per person
15 Passenger Party Bus For 5 Hours— $48/per person
Alcohol Expenses— $10/per person (BYOB prices)
TOTAL EXPENSES: $216/per person
So, big deal you might say—you save 7 bucks. Ah, but you gain so much more.
The Benefits Extend Beyond Dollars & Cents
Where you really get the benefit of renting a party bus for a concert or festival is in the experience. If you were to drive yourself sure, it would only cost you a bit more financially. But, you can’t put a price on your time and how it’s spent.
Think about it, you’re not the only ones going to the concert, and Houston traffic is horrendous to begin with. Now, get 20,000 people going to the same spot along the same routes all at once—GRIDLOCK.
What do you do when you’re bumper to bumper for over an hour trying to get to the show? Not much you can do. The last time we checked, drinking and driving is both stupid and illegal. So, no happy hour michelada or margarita.
You are riding with 15 of your friends in a party bus with a bar setup that you can BYOB. That’s right when you book a party bus, your time spent in traffic is EASY. You have the music blasting out of the club-style sound system, club lights, and strobes going off. You’re sitting in plush club seating with all your friends without a care in the world.
Sippin’ on your favorite beer or wine coolers while the suckers on the other side of the privacy glass windows putter along in misery. You arrive at the front entrance, no long walk from a mile away. When the show is over, we pick you up in the same spot and let the on-bus after-party begin!
And THAT is how you get to a Houston concert like a boss!
Book Your Party Bus Today
Excelsior is the number one limo service in Houston because of our attention to detail and keeping the most luxurious fleet on the road.
Contact us today and book one of our party buses for your big concert or festival.