Venues You've seen the most concerts in

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Experiencereunited, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. OberonOz

    OberonOz Forum Resident

    The Raffles got a major upgrade several years ago with a large new residential tower built next to it. It definitely needed it.
    As for the PEC I have to disagree with you sound-wise. I may be biased because I rarely sat outside the front half of the lounge but to me it was pretty much great concert sound. Not as good as the new Perth Arena [renamed R.A.C Arena recently] which replaced it, but still great. The Perth Arena seats over 14000 but is otherwise very similar to the PEC except it is very modern and very comfortable. But the PEC is outstandingly the place I have seen most concerts. I was never into pub gigs so it was the Ent Cent I went to. First show there was ABBA and I think the last was probably Robbie Williams on his first Australian tour at the end of 2001 just before PEC closed in 2002.
  2. gillcup

    gillcup Senior Member

    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) - 43
    Carolina Theatre (Durham) - 23
    PNC Arena (Raleigh) - 21
    Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh) - 19
    Kings Barcade (Raleigh) - 17
  3. County50

    County50 Forum Resident

    Beacon Theatre
    Madison Square Garden
    Nassau Coliseum
    Jones Beach
  4. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7

    Brooklyn - NY
    Either The Fillmore East or The Bottom Line and also somewhere in the mix: The Summer Schaffer/Miller concerts in Central Park... or on the rocks above the venue. To determine the correct order would take an historian, a bean counter and maybe a Psycho-Hypnotist.
  5. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    former Seattle Center Coliseum, now renamed with corporate name that I refuse to recognize.
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  6. steve phillips

    steve phillips Forum Resident

    Greensboro NC Coliseum
    Cameron Indoor Stadium Duke Univ.
  7. The Cat 3

    The Cat 3 Forum Resident

    53rd & 3rd

    I used to go there all the time back in the day.

    What great memories I (sort of) have!
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  8. sound chaser

    sound chaser Forum Resident

    North East UK.
    Newcastle City Hall, UK.
  9. The Cat 3

    The Cat 3 Forum Resident

    53rd & 3rd
    Beacon Theater - NYC

    Madison Square Garden - NYC

    PNC Bank Arts Center (Garden State Arts Center) - Holmdel, NJ

    Brendan Byrne Arena (Izod / Continental) - East Rutherford, NJ
  10. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    I've relocated far too often to have any one place with a really long list.

    #1 is Red Rocks
    #2 is McNichols Arena, Denver (demolished in 2000, replaced by The Pepsi Center where I've seen a few more shows).
  11. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I've been a Big Country fan since 1983 - I'm one of the few Americans who continued to follow them after their initial buzz here.

    Never saw them until they toured in 1993 - went to 2 shows on that tour, and thought that was it.

    Can't remember how I found out about the Wolverhampton show in 1999 - I guess I must've learned about it before I left the US, as I had no Internet access "on the go" in 1999, so I don't know how else I would've been aware!

    Can't say I remember a lot about the show, but I'm sure I enjoyed it. Being a BC fan for so long and only seeing them twice before 1999 made it a real treat!

    No idea! Whatever hotel was like a block from the venue!

    Maybe there's more than 1 hotel in that vicinity - you could say the name and I doubt I'd recognize it.

    I stayed 1 night 20 years ago! :D

    I'm sure I'd know nothing about Wolverhampton if I'd not been in Manchester and close enough to attend the show...
  12. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    blossom music center - used to be THE place for concerts in northeast ohio in the summer. haven't been there in years.

    old cleveland coliseum (now torn down) - used to be THE winter place for concerts in the winter in NE ohio

    the front row theater - the stage used to rotate. it was great. torn down now, it's a dicks sporting goods store.

    nautica stage - in the cleveland flats. quite small. very nice venue

    caesars windsor ontario - have seen quite a few really good shows there.
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  13. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    The couple of times I visited, it was THE place to sit in traffic for an hour and then park a mile from the venue! :D

    I did have a "concert miracle" at Blossom, though. In 1998, I wanted to see Spice Girls in CLE and PITT, but I wasn't gonna drive all that way unless I had good tickets.

    To get to CLE in time, I figured I needed to get a ticket no later than 9:30 AM. CLE is only about 350 miles, which should be doable in 6-7 hours, but that assumes zero traffic issues between DC and CLE, which is nearly unimaginable - especially in summer, when there would be road crews.

    9:30 came - no good ticket.

    At 11, I looked just for the heck of it - and a 3rd row seat popped up. I threw caution to the wind and bought it, even though I had only 8 hours to get there and wasn't at all prepared.

    I rushed to pack some things and get out of the house. Halfway on my drive, I kept thinking this was stupid - I should go home and beg TM to forgive my purchase, as there was no way I'd make the venue in time.

    As it happened, I hit zero traffic. I parked in the Blossom lot by 7:15 or so, walked the mile to will call, got my ticket, sat down - and the show started.

    Even the slightest delay would've made me late. Perfect timing! :)
  14. Dirkwkirk

    Dirkwkirk Forum Resident

    Pine Knob. Now DTE in Clarkston Michigan.
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  15. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

    Tampa, FL
    Lived the first 32 years of my life in Indiana so I'm guessing:

    1. Fort Wayne Memorial Coliseum
    2. Deer Creek music center - Noblesville, IN
    3. Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, IN
  16. Hurakan

    Hurakan Forum Resident

    San Diego
    San Diego Sports Arena
    The Belly Up Tavern , Solana Beach
    The LA Forum, Los Angeles
    The Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles
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  17. awizard

    awizard Forum Resident

    Orpheum Theater - Boston, MA

    Paradise Rock Club - Boston

    Boston Garden

    Great Woods Performing Arts Center - Mansfield, MA (among a few other names)
  18. JuanTCB

    JuanTCB Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY
    My top 10 from my page:

    Pearl Street, Northampton, MA 22
    Bowery Ballroom, New York 16
    Madison Square Garden, New York 15
    Irving Plaza, New York 15
    Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA 15
    Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 12
    Roseland Ballroom, New York 12
    Orpheum Theatre, Boston 12
    Paradise Rock Club, Boston 11
    Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn 10
  19. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Interesting question that I never really thought about. I'll give it a go.

    Cabaret Metro- Chicago
    Riviera Theater- Chicago
    Aragon Ballroom- Chicago
    Neumos- Seattle
    Showbox- Seattle
    Crocodile Cafe- Seattle
    House of Blues- Chicago, San Diego
  20. bgart13

    bgart13 Forum Resident

    Mundelein, IL
    Fireside Bowl
    Cabaret Metro
    Empty Bottle
    Double Door
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  21. Clanceman

    Clanceman Forum Resident

    Portland, Or
    By now...probably the Moda Center, Portland

    ...maybe just now passing LA Forum (+ later visits) & Hollywood clubs of my youth
  22. JerolW

    JerolW Forum Resident

    Fillmore Auditorium
    Fillmore West
    Avalon Ballroom

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  23. Experiencereunited

    Experiencereunited Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Nice set of venues for most of your shows! Only the Fillmore Auditorium remains.... Which of the 4 was your favorite?
  24. barryalan

    barryalan Cat in Space

    Santa Ana
    All in Portland

    Satyricon (closed)
    Blue Gallery (closed)
    Pine Street Theatre / La Luna (closed)
    Starry Night / Roseland Theatre
    Paramount Theatre / Schnitzer Center

    Runners up

    Crystal Ballroom
    Aladdin Theatre
    Memorial Coliseum
    Belmont's Inn
    The Long Goodbye
  25. JerolW

    JerolW Forum Resident

    Fillmore West, AKA Carousel Ballroom, was my fave.

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