What I don’t understand…

Alright, so the activity that I partake in the most around Seattle is hitting up local shows and bands that I really like seeing. What I have yet to figure out is why some of the venues take so long in putting a show on. Neumo’s…it takes about an hour to actually get the band on stage. However, the band gets there quite a bit before the show opens so why aren’t they ready to go?…And why is it that at all ages shows, the 21+ crowd is forced to suffer upstairs to have a beer on a platform that says ‘Maximum Occupancy 30’? The Showbox is fairly good about starting on time…most times. However they aren’t great about letting you know camera policies or where the line might be. The Crocodile is my favorite venue I think. Its small, intimate and fun. I’m excited about all the shows coming up there. All bitching aside…here are some shows that I think you should check out in the next few weeks… ( Garbage, Minus the Bear, Luke Temple, Q & Not U, Velvet Teen, Harvey Danger, The Donnas, British Sea Power, The Thrills, Math and Physics Club, Snow Patrol, Sloan, Bright Eyes…to name a few. I’ll be there and I hope to see you too!)

4 Comments so far

  1. Cat Nilan (unregistered) on April 7th, 2005 @ 4:57 pm

    Universal law of clubbing: clubs make most of their money on alcohol, not music. The longer they can make you wait, the more likely you are to drink, and drink, and drink …


  2. Waqas Ahmed (unregistered) on April 7th, 2005 @ 5:29 pm

    I’ve had at least one extremely bad experience with the Showbox. A Modest Mouse concert due to start at 8 pm actually started three hours late, at 11 pm. They really need to get their act together.


  3. Kien (unregistered) on April 8th, 2005 @ 8:43 am

    For the Modest Mouse show (and many others), when the ticket says shows start at 8pm, that usually refers to the opening bands. I can’t remember exactly anymore, but Modest Mouse had a few opening bands,… so 11 pm really isn’t outrageous…


  4. Waqas Ahmed (unregistered) on April 8th, 2005 @ 9:52 am

    There was one opening band and they showed up just after 10pm. Maybe the wait seemed interminable because there were no seats.

    Hopefully Garbage will be better at getting started somewhat on time tonight, at the Paramount.



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