we just returned from two weeks in san pedro - wonderful trip that we might not have made if not for jjw (just other places on our 'must see' list). whether it's worth it or not is probably not a call others can make for you. i first saw jjw in 1974 and - while i don't consider myself a rabid fan - he is a sweet part of my musical history. so, yes, planning our first bz trip to coincide w/ the concerts was great for us. having said that - AC was so rich in other experiences that you really can't go wrong - with or without jjw.