Took the ferry to Nantucket but got there too late to get a bunk at the youth hostel... so I slept on the beach (luckily I had my sleeping bag and pad with me). Still, it was pretty cold that night in September, so I cycled over to Brant Point for some rays.
At that point my luck took a complete 360 when I encountered Maj. Matthew McGath, one of the "Fat Albert" pilots for the show. He and his wife were taking pictures on the beach. After we took a few pictures I told him my story and he was so impressed that he gave me a VIP pass to the show.
No open bar, but I did get front-row seats and the use of a non-Port-a-John toilet.