Venues You've seen the most concerts in

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  1. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

    Seattle Area
    gotta be the paramount for me, followed closely by the showbox.

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  2. Sebastian saglimbenI

    Sebastian saglimbenI Forum Resident

    New york
    The original LONESTAR CAFE-UNION SQUARE N.Y.C......The original "RITZ" located on east 12th. Street n.y.c..... THE BOTTOM LINE.......
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  3. Todd W.

    Todd W. It's a Puggle


    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 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.
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  4. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    I've lived a good chunk of my life in Colorado.
    Red Rocks.
  5. garymc

    garymc Forum Resident

    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:
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  6. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    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.


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  7. goat65cars

    goat65cars stang 2013

    yes I remember Hammerjacks. also The Cellar Door in Wash Dc.
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  8. Pelvis Ressley

    Pelvis Ressley Down in the Jungle Room

    Capac, Michigan
    Pine Knob.
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  9. mfidelity

    mfidelity Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    A close race between The Fillmore and Shoreline.
  10. Dr. Luther's Assistant

    Dr. Luther's Assistant dancing about architecture

    San Francisco
    I gotta think it's Warfield Theater in SF for me.
  11. PsychGuy

    PsychGuy Forum Resident

    I remember that. Ever make it to Pirates World in Dania? Probably in my top 5.
  12. nbadge

    nbadge the stars were right

    Walnut Creek, CA
    The Fillmore - San Francisco

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  13. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

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  14. ajax25

    ajax25 Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Madison Square Garden

    Grateful Dead - 28 times
    Jerry Garcia Band - couple of times
    Jimmy Buffet
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  15. shelflife

    shelflife Forum Resident

    Rockville, MD
    That's the one for me, though I'll have to include their present location on V Street
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  16. wdiv

    wdiv Forum Resident

    Rams Head (Annapolis, MD)
    9:30 Club (Washington DC)
    Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow VA)
    Merriweather Post (Columbia, MD)
  17. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    Madison Square Garden (NYC)
    Gramercy Theatre (NYC)
    Town Hall (NYC)
    PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)
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  18. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Estadio Nacional (Santiago)
    Movistar Arena (Santiago)
    Quinta Vergara (Vina del Mar)
    Teatro Municipal de Vina del Mar
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  19. sleepjar

    sleepjar Forum Resident

    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.
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  20. dharma bum

    dharma bum Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    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
  21. Cervelo

    Cervelo Forum Resident

    Upstate, NY
    Winterland- San Francisco
  22. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    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.
  23. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    Not really sure , but it has to be among the following
    -Victor Jara arena, Santiago, Chile
    -Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
    -Fillmore (Jackie Glass), Miami, USA
  24. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    Tried looking through my listings..................

    Top 5

    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.
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  25. ARK

    ARK Forum Resident

    Charlton, MA, USA
    Probably the venue formerly known as Great Woods in Mansfield MA

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