Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Experiencereunited, Jan 20, 2020.
gotta be the paramount for me, followed closely by the showbox.
The original LONESTAR CAFE-UNION SQUARE N.Y.C......The original "RITZ" located on east 12th. Street n.y.c..... THE BOTTOM LINE.......
Been at all of those except 9:30. You could be forgetting Hammerjacks in Baltimore. Spent a lot of time at Merriweather Post. Also spent a bunch of time Nissan/Jiffy Lube in Bristow, VA.
I also went the other way meaning Pittsburgh..........like the old Civic Arena now called Consul or something else now. The old Star Lake Amphitheatre, Post Gazette or Coca-Cola now called Key Bank outside Pittsburgh.
Also went to numerous concerts at Station Square in Pittsburgh. That had a small amphitheatre also which changed names. Also, Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University.
I've lived a good chunk of my life in Colorado.
1. Dallas Memorial Auditorium (holds about 10,000). Built in 1957 in downtown Dallas, Texas. Still there but has been added on and significantly modified and has new name. I saw many, many concerts there between 1968 and 1978. I tried to catch most major rock band tours during that era.
2. Tarrant County Convention Center (Fort Worth, Tx). Holds 13,500. Opened in 1968. Saw many shows there between 1968 and 1978 or so. Very similar venue to the Dallas Memorial Auditorium. Most major touring acts played one of the two places but not both.
3. City Winery, New York City, original location on Varick Street in lower Manhattan. Probably held 150-200 people at most. I went to more than 100 shows there over the 10 years it was open.
4. Town Hall, New York City. Capacity 1,495.
5. The Birchmere, Alexandria VA (Washington DC area), capacity 500.
6. Honorable Mention: Panther Hall, Ft. Worth Texas. No longer there, but saw many amazing shows there in late 1960s and early 1970s. Mostly a country & western place with dance floor. Maybe held 500 people. But look at the rock band bookings here:
Since I don't know the exact numbers, I have to say it's a tie between (1) The West Palm Beach Auditorium, and (2) The Hollywood Sportatorium (that's Hollywood, Florida--between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami)
I grew up in South Florida, including that I lived in the West Palm area for awhile, and there was a period of time where I saw pretty much every show that came to the WPB Auditorium and almost every show at the Hollywood Sportatorium. Both are defunct. The building that was the Auditorium (aka "The Leaky Teepee") still exists, but it was sold to the Jehova's Witnesses and it's a convention center for them now. The Sportatorium (which had all the atmosphere/ambience--and acoustics of a large prison building) was demolished and there's a housing development there.
The WPB Auditorium was around 5-6.000 seats. So a mid-sized venue. The Hollywood Sportatorium was the 15-17,000-seater. So the Sportatorium was where all of the bigger acts played.
yes I remember Hammerjacks. also The Cellar Door in Wash Dc.
A close race between The Fillmore and Shoreline.
I gotta think it's Warfield Theater in SF for me.
I remember that. Ever make it to Pirates World in Dania? Probably in my top 5.
The Fillmore - San Francisco
Tons of 'em here, Orpheum Theatre (Boston) - Wikipedia even though it's been pretty much a dump since I started going there in '77 or so.
Madison Square Garden
Grateful Dead - 28 times
Jerry Garcia Band - couple of times
That's the one for me, though I'll have to include their present location on V Street
Rams Head (Annapolis, MD)
9:30 Club (Washington DC)
Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow VA)
Merriweather Post (Columbia, MD)
Madison Square Garden (NYC)
Gramercy Theatre (NYC)
Town Hall (NYC)
PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)
Estadio Nacional (Santiago)
Movistar Arena (Santiago)
Quinta Vergara (Vina del Mar)
Teatro Municipal de Vina del Mar
I'm going to say the top two would be Madison Square Garden, NYC, and PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (formerly known as The Garden State Arts Center).
A distant 3rd might be the Beacon Theater, NYC.
Meadowlands Arena (Byrne, Continental, Izod, etc...), East Rutherford, NJ
Madison Square Garden, NYC
PNC Bank Arts Center (Garden State Arts Center), Holmdel, NJ
Bowery Ballroom, NYC
Beacon Theater, NYC
Winterland- San Francisco
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary
Then...Maui Arts and Culture Center! Every summer, there’s a nice show to see on our visit. The Paul Simon one this past August was very special.
Not really sure , but it has to be among the following
-Victor Jara arena, Santiago, Chile
-Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
-Fillmore (Jackie Glass), Miami, USA
Tried looking through my setlist.fm listings..................
City Winery NYC - 177 times (including the final show)
Madison Square Garden - 87* (41 of which were Grateful Dead)
Beacon Theater - 69*
State Theater New Brunswick NJ - 51
Irving Plaza NYC - 48
* - from what I remember. I wasn't keeping track of everything in the 80s. Probably slightly higher totals.
Probably the venue formerly known as Great Woods in Mansfield MA
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