Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Masterblaster jnr, Dec 10, 2007.
What is the best concert venue you have played at or the worst ones
Best = Sydney Opera House
Worst = Corn Exchange, Cambridge
New concert hall, Luzern (complete with sound proofed warm up studio)
A bit closer to home for me!
I have a few favourites;
Royal Albert Hall - not for the acoustics, but nothing can match it for sheer atmosphere!
Fairfield Hall, Croydon - great acoustics, but needs a lick of paint!
Symphony Hall - great atmosphere, acoustics and facilities.
Bunkamura Hall, Tokyo - it's got everything and it's very near lots of pubs and sushi bars!
Blackheath Concert Hall - no backstage facilities, rubbish parking.
Barbican - badly designed backstage and foyer, expensive parking, dreadful acoustic.
I've stuck to 'proper' concert halls, but that only scratches the surface. Truth is, I've played some real toilets in my time, but all too numerous to mention!
Call me old fashioned, but I quite like Symphony Hall.
Best;Burton On Trent Town Hall
Worst:Overseal Village Hall
I'll add mine, why not?
Best: Symphony Hall
Worst:Lunars Hall, Pontins
Hippodrome, Ashton under lyne
Best = Symphony Hall with Royal Albert Hall close second
Worst = a cold wet street doing a carnival. yuk. or maybe that muddy field...
I agree Mesmerist, my worst is muddy field in the piddling rain with cows included.
I think my best has yet to show itself!!
I think your last sentence may come in quite useful at band rehearsal please forgive me for stealing it!!!!!!!!
Best for singing was Huddersfield Town Hall, love it in there.
Chester Cathedral is pretty good, play Dies Irae from Verdi Requiem in there, fantabulous!
Best - Carnegie Hall, New York
Worst - various garden parties
depends whose garden parties
Maybe not the best, but my favourite: Huddersfield Town Hall
Worst: The Spanish Hall at Winter Gardens, Blackpool
One of the best for me is the old Colston Hall in Bristol, great accoustic. Also t'albert hall just because...its not particularly great but there is something special about the place.
Worst? Where do you start? The Riviera Centre, Torquay, driest accoustic in history, and the total opposite? the bl00dy Ballroom at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool where they used to have the Grand Shield - An absolute shocker. Also the Corn Exchange, Cambridge - Its hotter than the face of the Sun there as they always turn the air-con off because its too loud!
It really makes you wonder who decides on some of these places!
St.Davids Hall, Cardiff
Free Trade Hall
For "pleasure of the room":
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Preston Guild Hall
Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Any "proper" Theatre with a massive Scenery tower and heavy curtains above the basses!
Got to agree with you there. Empress ballroom is quite dreadful acoustically and the hippodrome in Ashton Under Lyne isn't good at all for acoustics.
Actually, i find the hall at harrogate interntional centre quite poor acoustically, too dead
Dvorak Rudolfinum hall in Prague
Symphony Hall in Birmingham
Best: Albert Hall
Preston Guild Hall
Worst: Freezing cold streets of Jarrow and South Shields at Christmas time!
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