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Old 02-08-08, 03:02 PM
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Venue Question: 9:30 CLUB (DC) or Rams Head (Baltimore)

If the same band was playing both venues which would you suggest. The Pogues are playing both in March.
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Old 02-08-08, 05:05 PM
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If it's on a Friday or Saturday night, Rams Head for sure. You can hit any number of the bars afterwards. And stay over night at any of the hotels close by. Even though the 9:30 Club is only 7 miles from my house, I still prefer Ram Head. Bigger venue, cleaner, safer neighborhood. Even better sound.
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I'll second rams head. I like that you can actually find good quality parking without hasstle (and wondering if your gonna get towed)
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I found some reviews online that said Rams Head has a lot of area with bad sightlines. Is that true?
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i been to 930 club and i thought it was great there, never been to rams head.

personally im going to the riviera theatre in chicago to see them, my first time, and i cant wait.
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Originally Posted by pjflyer
Thanks for the advice everyone. I found some reviews online that said Rams Head has a lot of area with bad sightlines. Is that true?
If you mean by that as in 'bad areas' yeah, but so does 9:30 club. make sure you mapquest directions since one wrong or missed turn in both areas, lets just say, you might end up in a bad part of town. Although rams head is right by the Inner Harbor.

Also, the show at 9:30 have been sold out for weeks.

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Old 02-12-08, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
If you mean by that as in 'bad areas' yeah, but so does 9:30 club. make sure you mapquest directions since one wrong or missed turn in both areas, lets just say, you might end up in a bad part of town. Although rams head is right by the Inner Harbor.

Also, the show at 9:30 have been sold out for weeks.
I actually meant areas of the crowd with low visibility of the stage.

I'll have to get my tickets through a broker for either show.
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Originally Posted by pjflyer
I actually meant areas of the crowd with low visibility of the stage.

I'll have to get my tickets through a broker for either show.
I've been to RH about 5 times, standing in different places each time, and had a perfect view of the stage.
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just out of curiosity - how is the start times at Ram's Head. here in DC the 9:30 usually (but not all the time) has the concert end before 11:30 before the last metro trains end for the night - the few shows I've been to in Baltimore (various venues) are on the very late side which I don't care for.
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Originally Posted by Giles
just out of curiosity - how is the start times at Ram's Head. here in DC the 9:30 usually (but not all the time) has the concert end before 11:30 before the last metro trains end for the night - the few shows I've been to in Baltimore (various venues) are on the very late side which I don't care for.
According to the rams head site, the doors open at 7:30. Normally the show would start about a half an hour later, but i am not familiar with the Pouges. With no opening act and what not, i can see the show starting at 9 or so, and lasting about 2 hours. Most rams head shows get out by 11 pm, not all mind you, but most.
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I ended up going to the 9:30 Club show. Great venue and great show! I was about 8 ft from the stage.

I got tickets today to see Lou Reed there in April.
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the Justice show definately did NOT end before the last metro last night - finding a cab was near impossible after the show, and I had to bus it over to Connecticutt Ave. to eventually find one - as for that show - the audience was bunch of overspastic twats - the pushing and shoving was not fun... at all. Even 'Justice' performance wasn't all that.
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Who has been to the Roseland Ballroom in NYC? Any tips/tricks/hints?

I'll be there Sat.
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Originally Posted by Giles
the Justice show definately did NOT end before the last metro last night - finding a cab was near impossible after the show, and I had to bus it over to Connecticutt Ave. to eventually find one - as for that show - the audience was bunch of overspastic twats - the pushing and shoving was not fun... at all. Even 'Justice' performance wasn't all that.
pushing and shoving like moshing, or the idiots that like to push forward to try to get 5 feet closer to the stage, nearby cramping everyone up front.

While we're talking about dc/va clubs, anyone been to jaxx in springfield va? Hows the venue, and is it possible to watch from a balcony/bar area? Seeing Devildriver next week ,and am not the biggest person in the world, and don't want to get crushed in any of the pits.

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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
pushing and shoving like moshing, or the idiots that like to push forward to try to get 5 feet closer to the stage, nearby cramping everyone up front.

While we're talking about dc/va clubs, anyone been to jaxx in springfield va? Hows the venue, and is it possible to watch from a balcony/bar area? Seeing Devildriver next week ,and am not the biggest person in the world, and don't want to get crushed in any of the pits.
yes alot of both
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alright got a question. anyone been to dar constitution hall for a show? Going to the progessive nation 08 show with dream theater. currently best seats are section E lower level seating. Am i gonna need binoculars to see, or are these seats actually good?
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to answer your question, no E doesn't look it's a bad section - granted I was in I 106 for the Pet Shop Boys concert. For some reason I had always remembered DAR being a lot larger
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DAR is not that large, don't worry. Went to see Ween a few months ago at DAR and the seat will be the least of your problems. Don't try to drink a beer unless you are prepared to stand in line for 45 minutes and chug it so you can go back to your seat. outdated venue in an outdated world.
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Alright one more, Patriot Center in northern va is small too right? Its for a certain female pop star. Anyways, closest seats are section 113 lower level.
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Patriot Center is larger then DAR, I believe DAR is 4,000 and Patriot is 9,000 (roughly). The sound at the patriot center is horrible, one of the worse venues i've ever heard, it is basically a gym where the sound bounces off every wall. The seats you have won't be that bad but don't expect to see any details in the show. Enjoy Avril if you end up going, I would love to go just to be that creepy 25 year old that is goiing just to stare at a hot canadian and get drunk.
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well i got that option, or there's someone on ebay with 3 tix for 75 in section 116. Could be fun (and a nice long drive dealing with dc rush hour traffic to boot.) I can prob bribe 2 friends in going.
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
alright got a question. anyone been to dar constitution hall for a show? Going to the progessive nation 08 show with dream theater. currently best seats are section E lower level seating. Am i gonna need binoculars to see, or are these seats actually good?
I sat a little bit below that (I think it was in the 14/16/18/20/22/24 section) and the sound was absolutely awful. I went two other times and sat on the floor level and the sound is great. Not all venues require you to sit close to hear the concert well, but I think Constitution Hall might be one of those places. Although, it could have just been that the sound was bad on that one night.
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Since its kind of a death metal show (well dream theater isn't but the opening bands are, and with alot of double bass drumming, expect the worst?
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Originally Posted by CardiffGiant
I sat a little bit below that (I think it was in the 14/16/18/20/22/24 section) and the sound was absolutely awful. I went two other times and sat on the floor level and the sound is great. Not all venues require you to sit close to hear the concert well, but I think Constitution Hall might be one of those places. Although, it could have just been that the sound was bad on that one night.
It was probably, as you say, a one night thing. I've been to Constitution Hall - the last time was to see Die Fledermaus performed by the Washington Opera 3 years or so ago. As is tradition for opening night of that Opera, the ball during Act 2 serves as an opportunity to trot-out guest singers, dancers, local dignataries, and the like. Since this was in Washington AND was also the opening performance of the season, the Wash Opera pulled no punches. They introudced three Supreme Court Justices (Ginsberg, Kennedy and Breyer), the ambassador from Russia, the first lady of the Czech Republic, and other high-ranking "partygoers", and were treated to tango dancers, stars from the Washington Ballet, a duet of singers, and a solo by Placido Domingo.

The acoustics were top notch - no complaints here.

We sat in "E", first row.

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