I'd definitely recommend doing it. Traveling to a show in Santa Cruz (3-4 hrs away from me) was a great experience for me. My gf and I loved it there and going to a show was basically icing on the cake. The show was awesome, but I was more looking for a reason to visit Santa Cruz again, the show just gave me a date to go. If you and your wife went to school there, that's all the more reason to go.