Originally Posted by Naigewron
There's a very simple solution to this: Promoters should STOP PUTTING ON ROCK SHOWS IN SEATED VENUES!
I've started to avoid rock concerts in seated venues, simply because the crowd energy is basically completely gone, which means that I might as well sit at home and listen to the CD.
You can type in capital letters, luv - even bold them - but economics says that ain't gunna happen. Still, I agree - seeing big shows from a distance is less of a buzz than seeing a good pub band.
On the other hand, when Steely Dan played the Entertainment Centre the boomy acoustics had them sounding like a rock group, which didn't present the music to best advantage IMO, and I wasn't the only one who felt that way.
Trouble is, if you can fill the biggest venue it can't be easy to knock back the extra $$ in order to play a smaller, more fun one. When you get there, just remember that they're dancing on the inside :)