Yes it would! I borrowed one from a friend of mine for an Anberlin/Taking Back Sunday/All American Rejects concert that I was able to go backstage for. 80% of my shots were with this lens. I want to get it for myself so bad.
Well I've watched them countless times on eBay and amazon go for around 550. Adorama said they would give me $500 so I figured 550 is fair. I bought it brand new from amazon 3 months ago so I feel it's a good price. I don't HAVE to sell it... I love the lens and it's just a couple more months of saving to get my 70-200 vr.