September 5, 2013 - submitted by Jonah, United States of America

Q. Dear Oracle,
Why is the band always rushed to and plane or hotel after every concert? Any reason in particular or just because they like being out before the crowd is?

The Oracle replies:

Can you imagine the traffic with 60-80,000 people all leaving a stadium at the same time? There are also time restrictions of some flights where take off must be before midnight or the plane will be grounded. It just makes perfect sense to leave before the crowds. I remember once flying over the venue a good half hour after leaving (that was because the airport was very close - it's not usually that fast) and still the streets were blocked with cars and people. It takes quite a long time to empty a stadium.