How I did it: I waited till payday, then bought the cheapest ticket available for a Friday matinee. I'd been to see Cirque du Soleil a couple of times before, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a ticket this time, so a cheap seat was better than not going at all. Also, I used a couple of Ticketmaster gift cards which covered a good portion of the cost.
After lunch I drove to the show at Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento. The stage was smaller than I had seen before. There weren't many people there, with a lot of empty seats. I was up pretty high but I had my binoculars with me so I could see close-up when I wanted to.
Lessons & tips: If you get a chance to see Cirque du Soleil, go! Get a cheap seat the first time if that's all you can afford. The acrobatics are unbelievable and well worth seeing.
Leftover Ticketmaster gift cards
It took me 3 days.
It made me Glad I went