I know what your saying is generally true. Seeing Carlos 2 nights in a row is a luxury for me though because of the travel involved. The shows were 2+ hours so I hoped the band would stray from the house band mentality. Seeing Carlos is always a joy. My adult children witnessed his magic up close for the first time although seeing the band before. The merchandise was cheaper than on the road , I bought two mini congas! Karl and Cindy were very gracious after the shows handing several drum sticks out. Julius Erving / Dr. J was attending and Carlos gave him a guitar after, very nice gesture! A fun weekend !