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Concert Photography - Technical Questions

I'm shooting photos at an indoor concert this weekend -- low light, lots of movement, and I don't want to use a flash. I bought some B&W 3200 ASA film, but I just found out that the camera I'm using -- a Minolta Dynax 500si -- only goes up to 2000 ASA. Keep in mind, I know next to nothing about photography. My questions are:

1. Am I going to have to take the film back and exchange it for something with a lower ASA, or will I be fine using 3200 ASA film on a camera set at 2000? (I'm afraid I already know the answer to that one, but it never hurts to ask.)

2. Is 2000 ASA going to be fast enough for me to bother with? Can I get decent photos at an indoor concert at that speed?

3. If anyone happens to have this particular camera: is there any way to get a higher film speed setting on it? It seems strange to me that a nice camera less than five years old only goes up to 2000 ASA.

Thanks in advance!
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