I'm less concerned about free than I am about having to wade through thousands of people. hehe. Crowds wear on me pretty badly. For instance, we went to the North Ga fair a couple of weeks ago, at 5:00 on a weekday to avoid having to deal with the crowd. It was wonderful!
This is also the reason that I hate the Ga Dome. It's not the dome itself that's the problem, it's the absolutely horrific city planning which put the dome in the middle of a convoluted area with bad access to the highway. Getting out of that area after a game is an adventure... An adventure in tolerance and patience. Not exactly the kind of adventure that I want to have after an emotional football game.
not that Im pushing it: but the Festhalle is usually pretty crowd-less early sunday afternoons. I always try to go early in the bye week..It's 'free', they usually have a couple bigscreens with the other sunday games, and it isn't 'nuts' like on friday and saturday. I get a stein and listen to the polkas and watch the sunday games and let the wife and kid to ramble down to the town and shop or playground.
I can only handle it for about 45min- hour and a half, then I have to bail. It's like reggae music, I can get into it for about an hour or so, then I punch out