I can help fix the $20 issue and everything thinking it's too expensive.
This show is at the Eagles Club right? Ok great.
There's a parking lot for the Eagles Club on the side of the building. There's also a side door that's never locked. Just walk right in and act like you belong there. If the door is locked, just ring the bell and say "I'm here with the crew".
I did this for years and after a while AAW started paying me to manage on their shows.