Inspired by the recent thread "how many states have you seen concerts in". I thought I'd focus on venues that people have been to the most times . This is not about your favorite venues although your favorites could also be on your most attended list as well. For lack of other words your home venue(s) Here are my 5 most attended venues. All of the ones that make my top 5 are still active but I recognize that may not be the case for a lot of people. #1 Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon Sound A- Décor A Ambiance A/B+ Depends on setup Upkeep A to A+ Capacity 1500 History: Opened as Cotillion Hall in 1914. Renamed to Crystal Ballroom in the 1960s. Closed from 1970s through 1997. Reopened again as Crystal Ballroom in 1997 and still active. The Crystal Ballroom is on the third floor of the building it's in—has high ceilings, grand chandeliers, murals, and wide floor-to-ceiling arched windows. The Crystal Ballroom is basically a giant dancefloor with cool artwork all around the interior. There is a super small balcony as well. In relation to the overall size of the venue the balcony is truly tiny. There is limited seating at this venue and I have never seen the dancefloor with chairs or any other seating on it. Seating is limiting to benches around the perimeter of the dancefloor and in the super small balcony. Prepare to stand and dance at this venue which is a good thing imo. The dancefloor also has a little play in it so it can feel like the whole floor is moving at times and can make for some cool moments. The acoustics are usually pretty good but not what I would consider the best of the best. My major complaint about this venue (and this may only be since it reopened in 1997) is unless it is 21 and over they put this huge divider across the entire length of the dancefloor. I call it the parting of the Red Sea. On the left you can't have alcohol and on the right you can. The divider is alienating and a pain in the a.... Additionally the alcohol side is invariably packed and often times with heavily inebriated people you have deal with if you want a drink. When you get your drink you can't take it to the other side thus exasperating the lopsided problem because you have to stay until you finish your drink. The good part of this setup is if your not drinking (or between drinks) there is usually plenty of room to dance on the non alcohol side. There are no such issues for 21+ shows as they don't put the divider up and it is a much better venue when they don't. Sadly 21+ shows are few and far between. #2 Aladdin Theater Portland, Oregon Sound A+ Décor B Ambiance A+ Upkeep C Capacity 620 History: Opened as Geller's Theater in the late 1927. Theater name changed to Aladdin Theater in 1934. Operated as a Pornographic Theater for more than 30 years. Began hosting concerts Aladdin Theater 1991 and still active. I prefer this venue to the Crystal Ballroom as it is a bit smaller and the sound is also better imo. This venue almost invariably has Fantastic sound! There is a small dancefloor in front of the seats and a fairly large balcony with seats. Despite having a fairly small dance floor I have never seemed to not be able to go down and dance if I wanted to and when tired you can always head back to a seat of which there are plenty. Shows have always been general admission when I have gone. Occasionally they put chairs on the dancefloor (boo) too and in effect there is then no dancefloor for that show. #3 Cotillion Ballroom Wichita, Kansas Sound A- to B Decor D Ambiance B to B- Upkeep B to B+ Capacity 2000 History: Opened in 1960 and affectionately called the "Round Mound Of Sound" by the locals. Still Active. The Cotillion is a bit of a bizzare venue. Located on the west side of town behind a large 18 wheeler truck parking lot or something. (Never paid too close attention to what it actually was. I just know when you go there you have to drive past a shi.. ton of 18 wheelers to get there). The venue itself is shaped like an igloo and sound is generally decent although occasionally it can be stellar if the act gets the sound dialed in. There are 2 tiers in this round building. A large dancefloor and an encircling tier around the dancefloor with lunchroom tables for seating on the upper tier. There are also usually lunchroom tables at the back of the dancefloor. Yes thats right lunchroom tables! Occasionally they fill the entire dancefloor with lunchroom tables for to make for an all sit down show. Pretty rare I think I only saw this once. #4 Neptune Theater Seattle, Washington Sound A+ Decor A Ambiance A+ Upkeep B- Capacity 1000 History: Opened 1921. Renovated 2011 and started having concerts around that time. Still Active. Seattle's answer to the Aladdin Theater in Portland. I actually feel the sound is even better in the Neptune than the Aladdin and that is saying something! Sound is almost always excellent at the Aladdin. There is a dancefloor in the front but instead of seating on the main floor behind the dancefloor there is basically a giant bar area where you have to be 21 to enter. The majority of this area is under the balcony but not all of it. There are some great sightlines just behind the dancefloor in this area. There is a rather large balcony at this venue with the most notable thing being the isles are extremely uneven terrain and difficult to traverse. Beware if you are inebriated as you just might fall! Some pretty cool murals also adorn the walls. #5 Cuthbert Amphitheater Eugene, Oregon Sound A+ to A Décor A Ambiance A+ Upkeep A+ Capacity 5000 History: Has been open since at least 1991. Unsure of the rest. Great outdoor venue. This venue has a dancefloor up front followed by a tier of seating and then 2 tiers of lawn behind the seats. Sound is almost always great and a really pleasant place to see a show outdoors. I do have a complaint about their recent smoking policy. They seem to recently be intent that anyone who smokes do so only in a designated area. I come from the era of having your eyes burn at indoor shows due to both cigarettes and weed and I have begrudgingly accepted indoor venues have moved to this type of setup or no smoking at all in indoor venues since around 2010. (I still don't like it. It's a concert!) Seeing this happen at an outdoor venue is just too much over the top. I want to sit on my blanket and watch the show without having to worry about going to some obscure corner of the venue. I'm not really a smoker in general but whether I want to or not I don't like this type of restrictive behavior. What venues have you been to the most times?