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Old 10-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #81
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Interesting the comments on larger venues. I think that I've gotten to the point that I really don't want to see anyone in a massive venue.

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Anyone else feel that way about venue size?
Smaller is usually better.

Chucktown? Not south of Broad vernacular I take it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #82
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Smaller is usually better.

Chucktown? Not south of Broad vernacular I take it.
Ah, we aren't so Williamsburg about our little town among friends.
Even made the Urban Dictionary, once I looked!
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #83
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Anyone else feel that way about venue size?
Somewhat, we can do without huge crowds these days, especially if we don't have good seats.

Loosely related, where there was no such thing as too loud when we were younger (the bigger the wall of Marshall amps, the better), there's definitely a decibel level over which it becomes unpleasant nowadays for us. I guess we're well on our way to fuddy-duddy status.

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I said....GET OFF MY LAWN!
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Somewhat, we can do without huge crowds these days, especially if we don't have good seats.

Loosely related, where there was no such thing as too loud when we were younger (the bigger the wall of Marshall amps, the better), there's definitely a decibel level over which it becomes unpleasant nowadays for us. I guess we're well on our way to fuddy-duddy status.

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Made loud to be played loud! But yeah, if it's distorting my ears, or mixed horribly...

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I said....GET OFF MY LAWN!
Heh heh

And for you, Sarah, I add Chris Knight to my list of concerts.

I'm sure there are a bunch I've forgotten, including warm-up acts and performers at various rock and bluegrass fests...

And yes, mostly small venues for me.
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I did go see John Prine in our medium size concert hall a number of years ago
We used to see John at the Earl of Old Town on Wells St or sometimes at the Old Town School. On weekday nights, especially at the second show, there might only be a dozen or two of us in the audience. Lotsa drinking, lotsa laughing, great times.

Didn't see him for years until 2010 when we got tickets for a concert at the Rialto in Joliet. A fairly large, theater style venue, we thought the "Prine chemistry" might not get going. Boy, were we wrong! John is a true cult hero here in the Chicago area, especially among 'Nam age folks. It turned into quite a time. Not like decades ago following him from club to club, but close.

We grew up just a few miles from where he wrote some of his best stuff while delivering the mail......

We'd like to see him again but nothing scheduled for this area in the next few months.
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After reading these and thinking back I might fire up the old turn table play some good old rock and roll albums.

First concert Deep Purple and Nazereth 1975.

Best shows no order:
Stones
The Who
Elton John
Reo Speedwagon
Paul McCartney
Moody Blues
Steely Dan
Chicago
Jimmy buufet
ZZ Top
Areosmith
Pink Floyd Phill Collins
Heart
Santana
Kansas
Foghat
Steve Miller Band
Steppin Wolf
America
FireFall
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What I liked about the old days was that you bought tickets for an assigned seat and people stayed in their seats. I had a job as an usher, then got to sit in the second row free. I loved it.

But after things went to festival seating, it was no longer fun. Everyone pushing and shoving to the front, no particular seats, and so forth. I haven't been to a live concert since.
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