Let me preface this by saying I have been dying to attend something at La Zona Rosa for a very long time. When the Gruene with Envy awards came up, I bought tickets right away.
Things I learned AFTER getting there:
1. You can't go in and out. Meaning if your event lasts for 8 hours... and you get there at the start, you have to stay there for 8 hours. If you want your money's worth.
2. There is no food. That means 8 hours without food. While drinking. Does this sound like trouble to anyone else? So the local pizza hut and gattis get all the business and people have to stand outside and scarf down their food.
3. No seating. When a spot on the stairs opened up, we rushed for it. There was abs no seating FOR 8 HOURS available anywhere.
4. Expensive: $30 isnt exp for a big country concert... but since they give no indication of what is really going to happen (4 hours of acoustic BORINGNESS), then we paid $30 for those 4 hours and had to leave because we were starving and our feet were hurting as a result of no chairs...
5. Need better information. No idea who was up on the stage. Unless you are totally immersed in the texas country music scene, you dont know who is playing. When they are playing. And what they are playing
This was the WORST $30 I've ever spent. Had they simply set expectations better, disseminated information, perhaps it would have been acceptable. Not letting people in and out for an 8 hour event? Maybe if you're underage, they can put the lockdown on so you cant go drink beer. But a 27 year old adult? Seems highly ridiculous. I will try to avoid La Zona Rosa in the future and I suggest you do too.
Pros: venue isnt terrible
Cons: price, no seating, no food, no "ins and outs", no information