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  posted on 3/19/2011 at 10:26 AM
i have been to 3 shows in the loge so far this year. Last night, the security was ridiculous. People on both sides of where I sit were kicked out and they had barely lit up. In fifteen seconds, a bright light was flashed into the eyes of the person and they were then escorted from their seats never to return.

I saw this happ all over the loge last night. If you are attending tonights show, stick to beer!!!!

 
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  posted on 3/20/2011 at 05:07 PM
the security at the beacon sucks!!! they are so rude ...that the one thing I cant stand about the place,,they need to lighten up ..its a real turn off!
 

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  posted on 3/20/2011 at 06:16 PM
You can thank Jim Dolan for that.

It's interesting though that they are tossing people straight away upstairs. In the orchestra they give you a warning for sure. Saw a couple people get spoken to last night but none of them were tossed.

 

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  posted on 3/20/2011 at 06:37 PM
Almost hard to believe Stone_Barrington. I sat in the loge on 3/11 and 2 guys a few rows up from me were on and off a one-hitter during the first set. During the second set, they were onto a joint, with maybe a flash of a flashlight from security. Never saw security hassle them though. Saw quite a few clouds passing by as well on this evening, without any hassle.

On 3/12 I sat in the upper balcony. It absolutely reeked of marijuana from the get-go. Watched 2 guys a few rows up from me smoke a joint like they were out on a beach under the moonlight without a soul around. Didn't even try to hide it.

 

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  posted on 3/20/2011 at 07:08 PM
I was in the back row of the center balc and just got "the stare". I apologized and everything was good. Lit up later on.

 

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  posted on 3/20/2011 at 07:14 PM
Just and FYI there are four cameras on either side of the exit doors in Orch watching EVERYTHING!
 

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  posted on 3/20/2011 at 08:00 PM
Some of the security people in the orchestra last night were all dressed in black with long black trench coats. Is that suppose to be intimidating? I was sitting next to a family with 2 kids present, so I refrained from lighting up, but last week in the last row of the center balcony was a completely different story!
 

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  posted on 3/20/2011 at 08:14 PM
I liked the staff at the united palace theater ,,they were really pleasant
 

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  posted on 3/20/2011 at 08:34 PM
if people would get up and dance, it would be ALOT easier to hide it.

 

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  posted on 3/20/2011 at 10:27 PM
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if people would get up and dance, it would be ALOT easier to hide it.


ISN'T THAT THE TRUTH! Stunned at how often I see people sitting in the orchestra.

 

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  posted on 3/21/2011 at 08:08 AM
I was there Friday 7th row orch and Sat 4th row loge and while there was lots going on all any got were the ripped ticket warnings. One guard came right down our row stepping all over us to get to this guy and then did nothing. I made it clear to her that it was an unacceptable and rude interuption and had her radio her boss to come over which he did and all of us in the row were apologized to. I come a long way and pay lots and wont take the chance of getting punted.

 

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  posted on 3/21/2011 at 11:11 AM
We were in Orchestra for 3/15 and 3/18; didn't see any security at all.

We were in Loge for 3/19, and security was pretty busy up there. One security guy came over twice to give my friend a hard time.

 
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  posted on 3/21/2011 at 12:54 PM
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if people would get up and dance, it would be ALOT easier to hide it.

On opening night 3/10 I was sitting center balcony, 3rd row from the top. The four guys in front of me were visiting from South Carolina, this was their first trip to NYC. They were really enjoying themselves at their first Beacon show, dancing and having a great time. Some of the people sitting in the last two rows were ruder than any security guard that I witnessed during this run. Threatening the dancers to sit down or they would call secutity & have them thrown out. How can you stop people from dancing at an Allman Brothers concert? When these guys from South Carolina told me they were sitting in the Loge the following night I suggested that they trade seats with someone in the last row of the loge or else they were in for more of the same treatment.

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  posted on 3/21/2011 at 02:03 PM
people expect you to sit down when you are in the loge. folks purchase loge sits for that reason. If people wish to stand up for the show it is understood that they will buy tix in the orchestra where everyone stands. This has been the protocol as far as i can remember. People do stand in the loge but it usually gets pretty nasty if they dont sit down. if people want to stand in the loge, then the back row and doorway area is where they should be.

I dont know about the balcony but from postings on this site, i believe you are expected to sit as well.

 

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  posted on 3/21/2011 at 02:39 PM
Definitely agreed on sitting in loge, other than in the back. I'll be in the back row tonight so please don't stand in front of me. (kidding, basically.)

Re: security, I only went opening night and it was tight as hell for the first set, in terms of being watched from every direction, noticeably, and getting told to put it out. No one I saw was tossed, though. And from intermission on, the security had vanished.

I'm glad the wintry mix of this morning has subsided. I couldn't take another monsoon like last Thursday.

Also I see the band did Dreams last night so I presume I'll be going to my half dozenth show last 3 years without seeing it. But I roll with whatever the lads want to play. Opening night could not have been more satisfying.

Lastly, love the more relaxed legroom in post rehab Beacon.

See yez tonight.

 

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  posted on 3/21/2011 at 07:03 PM
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if people would get up and dance, it would be ALOT easier to hide it.

On opening night 3/10 I was sitting center balcony, 3rd row from the top. The four guys in front of me were visiting from South Carolina, this was their first trip to NYC. They were really enjoying themselves at their first Beacon show, dancing and having a great time. Some of the people sitting in the last two rows were ruder than any security guard that I witnessed during this run. Threatening the dancers to sit down or they would call secutity & have them thrown out. How can you stop people from dancing at an Allman Brothers concert? When these guys from South Carolina told me they were sitting in the Loge the following night I suggested that they trade seats with someone in the last row of the loge or else they were in for more of the same treatment.




I am from NC and came up in 2009. had 2 nights of orch tix and the last night w/ phil and bobby, had balcony. couldnt get orch tickets....sold out. had some loudmouth yank two rows behind me bitchin the first few songs and seemed to have a better time yelling and being a rude ahole than enjoying the music. killed my buzz and ended up sitting down the rest of the show (and there were plenty of other people dancing around). I have seen hundreds and hundreds of shows and that was the first show i have sat down since i saw the moody blues in 96'. I will NEVER let an ahole like that kill my buzz again because i was trying to be a polite, accomodating southern man. left a terrible taste in my mouth for olds and yanks.



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  posted on 3/21/2011 at 07:06 PM
Had a few standing in orch, then they kinda "got it". Beacon is a different type if show for sure, Vibe is awesome but there is a code for these shows.

RE: security, They were pretty cool, gave guys across isle at least 4 warnings, nobody tossed.

Oops, did i say orch...that's where i wish i was, I was in balcony.... Damn Allmanheimers!

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  posted on 3/21/2011 at 07:07 PM
The security was almost non existent on Saturday night in the Loge.

 

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  posted on 3/21/2011 at 07:32 PM
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Had a few standing in orch, then they kinda "got it". Beacon is a different type if show for sure, Vibe is awesome but there is a code for these shows.

RE: security, They were pretty cool, gave guys across isle at least 4 warnings, nobody tossed.



there is also a code for the allman brothers and you can be reminded of it each night with the two flaming guitars playing rock and roll along with the mushroom liquid light show. there is also a code for the opera and kenny g concerts

 

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  posted on 3/22/2011 at 04:02 PM
All I can speak to is what I saw with my own eyes. 3/21 I was front row Lower Balc so I really didn't see anything to comment on that night.

But for other nights 3/17 and 3/19 in Loge and 3/18 in lower balcony I saw no issues with anyone getting hassled by security. Saw somebody pretty blatantly light up more than once in front of me in lower balc Friday night and there was plenty of smoking going on in the loge the other 2 nights I was there. The only time I saw staff do anything with the crowd in my view was to relocate some people to their correct seats after the show had begun.

As I said in another thread, from my estimation, I still believe that Beacon is running with fewer staff workers than the last time I was there in 2009. In 09 somebody was always right up on you for constant ticket checks when going in and out, and almost patrols up and down the aisles looking for smokers. I saw none of that this time. So since other people have witnessed different events it must be that they are randomly cracking down here and there rather than anything in a uniformed consistent manner.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2011 at 06:36 PM
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people expect you to sit down when you are in the loge. folks purchase loge sits for that reason. If people wish to stand up for the show it is understood that they will buy tix in the orchestra where everyone stands. This has been the protocol as far as i can remember. People do stand in the loge but it usually gets pretty nasty if they dont sit down. if people want to stand in the loge, then the back row and doorway area is where they should be.

I dont know about the balcony but from postings on this site, i believe you are expected to sit as well.

This is some crazy stuff being "expected" to sit down or buy particular seats if you want to dance at an epic rocking musical extravaganza. As I mentioned on an earlier thread I was pelted with ice on the first Saturday night (LFE anniverasary show). My 20 year old some wanted to kick some middleage ass. How rude! Were you sitting down in '71 or are those of you who need a recliner just too old? Greg and company can rock it hard for three hours but you need tp sit down the whole time? Really?

 

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people expect you to sit down when you are in the loge. folks purchase loge sits for that reason. If people wish to stand up for the show it is understood that they will buy tix in the orchestra where everyone stands. This has been the protocol as far as i can remember. People do stand in the loge but it usually gets pretty nasty if they dont sit down. if people want to stand in the loge, then the back row and doorway area is where they should be.

I dont know about the balcony but from postings on this site, i believe you are expected to sit as well.

This is some crazy stuff being "expected" to sit down or buy particular seats if you want to dance at an epic rocking musical extravaganza. As I mentioned on an earlier thread I was pelted with ice on the first Saturday night (LFE anniverasary show). My 20 year old some wanted to kick some middleage ass. How rude! Were you sitting down in '71 or are those of you who need a recliner just too old? Greg and company can rock it hard for three hours but you need tp sit down the whole time? Really?

And in the balcony are you expected to recline?

 

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  posted on 3/22/2011 at 09:13 PM
good point ^ !!!!
 

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  posted on 3/22/2011 at 09:18 PM
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This is some crazy stuff being "expected" to sit down or buy particular seats if you want to dance at an epic rocking musical extravaganza. As I mentioned on an earlier thread I was pelted with ice on the first Saturday night (LFE anniverasary show). My 20 year old some wanted to kick some middleage ass. How rude! Were you sitting down in '71 or are those of you who need a recliner just too old? Greg and company can rock it hard for three hours but you need tp sit down the whole time? Really?


Actually, thats exactly what they did, sat and listened to the music.
Here's the Allman Brothers in September of 1970 at the Fillmore East playing Whipping Post. Audience? seated....

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people expect you to sit down when you are in the loge. folks purchase loge sits for that reason. If people wish to stand up for the show it is understood that they will buy tix in the orchestra where everyone stands. This has been the protocol as far as i can remember. People do stand in the loge but it usually gets pretty nasty if they dont sit down. if people want to stand in the loge, then the back row and doorway area is where they should be.

I dont know about the balcony but from postings on this site, i believe you are expected to sit as well.

This is some crazy stuff being "expected" to sit down or buy particular seats if you want to dance at an epic rocking musical extravaganza. As I mentioned on an earlier thread I was pelted with ice on the first Saturday night (LFE anniverasary show). My 20 year old some wanted to kick some middleage ass. How rude! Were you sitting down in '71 or are those of you who need a recliner just too old? Greg and company can rock it hard for three hours but you need tp sit down the whole time? Really?

And in the balcony are you expected to recline?


I think it comes down to this...you don't complain when people are standing in the orchestra and you can't see and you don't complain when you are told to sit down in the balcony because others can't see. Are you more concerned about your singular enjoyment of the show or for the respect and enjoyment of the others who paid their money to go to the show as well?

I found it very hard to not dance away to SB last night in the lower balcony, but overwhelming vast majority of that seating area remained seated. So rather than saying hell with all you I'm going to do what I want I found a way to get the most out of my experience seated until the very end when it was time to jump up and show the band my appreciation at the end of the song.

 
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