<Add in parking>, and his performance on the Millennium Stage in January would set him back $116

kazuhiko fudaba

Senior Member
Japanese
In the article of the Washington Post: Amid a life of poverty and torment, the cello became his instrument of surviaval, there are sentences as follows.

Adams picked out a bright ruby-colored dress shirt, walked up to the counter and slid debit card over to the salesperson. It cost him about $45, then came $25
for a haitcut and $29 to fill the tank of his gray 2004 Acura. Add in parking, and his performance on the Millennium Stage in January would set him back $116 - more than he had in his bank account. Fortunately, a professor at George Mason University, where Adams is a sophomore, gave him some money to help.

Question) Is the subject of the bold sentence 'add in parking, and his performance on the Millennium Stage in January' ?
If I'm correct, should he pay some money to perform on stage in this case instead to earn money?

Thank you.

Kazu Fudaba
 
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  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    No. If you add the cost of parking to the other costs already mentioned, it cost him $116 in total to perform.

    It looks as if he didn't get paid for his performance.
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I am guessing it was some kind of competition or a school-related performance.

    He had to do certain things to be there on time and dressed appropriately. All those things cost him money. In theory, all he had to do was be there with his cello and it wouldn't cost him anything, but real life is more complicated than that.

    Add in parking, and his performance on the Millennium Stage in January would set him back $116 =

    Once you add the cost of parking on the day of the performance to his other costs, his performance on the Millennium Stage in January would set him back $116.
     
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