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The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:28 pm
by RoadieRumours
What's the venue you most wish you'd never been to, or hope never to return to, and why?

Re: The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:18 am
by bigpantsjayke
i have just done a run round the UK and manchester opera house has got to be one of the worst venues in the country...
Some of the locals were particularly lazy, Its a bloody hatch doorway with a tiny little hoist, loading bay for the truck is dodgy as manchester...
Halifax victoria theatre wasnt much better... similar story with a lift...

Re: The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:01 am
by stigroadie
Anyone remember Liverpool Crazy House or Birkenhead Stairways? Bloody horrid. Stairs then some more stairs.
yuk!

Re: The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:26 am
by BubbaSez
CBGB's.

God I hated that place. The minute I heard it was going down, I knew my life would be better.

Re: The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:27 pm
by Junior
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!!!!!!!

Re: The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:20 pm
by T1000
stigroadie wrote:Anyone remember Liverpool Crazy House or Birkenhead Stairways?


The stairs at the Crazy House weren't the problem for me, it was the centimetre of slimey filth that covered the whole stage. I went out to Boots and bought some sterile gloves before I'd even touch anything up there. Wore 'em all night.

Re: The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:16 pm
by Randell G.
There are so many when it comes to clubs across the USA ....

One that comes to mind immediately is The Machine Shop in Flint Michigan.

One of those kinda places where too many people are way too involved in how YOUR show is going to run and lighting is pretty much crap. Typical venue nowdays where they long forgot that not only are they just a speck on the radar, but how to be flexable and accommodating when it comes to different needs for each show. Plus you have the added bonus of a half and half crew .... one half helpful and knowledgeable and the other half more interested in hanging out and couldn't care less about you or your show.

Re: The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 9:00 pm
by MYHALOBURNS
Madison Square Garden. I agree with Junior.

Unless I am on their payroll, then its the best.

Re: The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 1:08 am
by Paul Barker
MSG??? Ive had some of my best gigs in that place I love it

Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee
Aragon Ballroom, Chicago
The Pond, Anaheim
The weird moorish place in Brighton ( big circular floor )

Re: The worst venue in the world?

Unread postPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 1:06 pm
by waxy
aye...chicago aragon ballroom for the acoustics alone!