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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 05:14 PM


OK, so if the Dolan's did close down for nine months to renovate the Beacon in 2008, what NYC venue would you want to see the Brothers hold there annual at?

I guess the obvious choice would be Radio City Music Hall, but I'd rather see them pick a half dozen venues around the city and mix it up some.

 
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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 05:26 PM
Personally I would like to see them again at Radio City. It was a blast in 95
 

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 08:15 PM
I think it would most likely be at Radio City or Theater at MSG, since they are also owned by Dolan. I think the MSG Theater more closely matches the Beacon's capacity. If they did do it at Radio City (~2x the capacity), there would probably be fewer shows. Since Theater at MSG is smaller, I'd prefer it there (though I have yet to go to Radio City and I am definitely curious to check it out -- if it's the right show).

 

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 08:19 PM
Thed other possibility is the Nokia.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 08:33 PM
What about the Hammerstein Ballroom?
 

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 08:40 PM
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Thed other possibility is the Nokia.


The Nokia is nice but does not have ANY vibe like the Beacon or any theatre for that matter. Same with Hammerstein. Those both have general admission on the floor.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 08:45 PM
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Thed other possibility is the Nokia.


GOD I HATE that place



As for me, if there is no 2008 beacon.. I will be heading to sunny Florida in April

 

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 09:00 PM
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Thed other possibility is the Nokia.


The Nokia is nice but does not have ANY vibe like the Beacon or any theatre for that matter. Same with Hammerstein. Those both have general admission on the floor.


And according to rumors,so will the Beacon next year.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 09:15 PM
If it's not a full year of renovations we can only hope they plan it around the March run. There can be no other Month during the year where they can bring in the kind of revenue they do during the March madness run.
This includes the whole area which reaps plenty between the Hotels being booked, restaurants and the Bar's. This is a dead month for tourism here, and to be overrun like this in a neiborhood that does not get overrun any other time of the year would be sorely missed, I would think....and not looked on so well by Dolan's neighbors.
Not that he give's a sh**
Radio City in '95 was Incredible..but I don't know if they would do such a long run.

Worse case scenario, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's Dolan's Master Plan.
Have the Beacon closed down so they would have to perhap's play Madison Square Garden. No way they could play 2 weeks there. Less date's. Less tickets to go around.
The way i look at it. if I can deal with The NY Yankees moving to a new Stadium, I coan deal with the Brothers playing somewhere else for a year.
I go see them at Jones Beach also. There is a place you may want to catch them if you haven't already.
Spend the Day by the Ocean, see the Allman Brother's under the Stars at Night.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 10:36 PM
I think Radio City holds about 5,000--almost twice that of the Beacon. So why not a 7-8 night run there. Not the Beacon vibe, but when I saw Widespread there is September, the place was hopin'.

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 10:37 PM
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Thed other possibility is the Nokia.


The Nokia is nice but does not have ANY vibe like the Beacon or any theatre for that matter. Same with Hammerstein. Those both have general admission on the floor.


And according to rumors,so will the Beacon next year.


Yeah I heard that, man that is just wrong if they do that. Soak it all in this yr.

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  posted on 3/5/2007 at 11:59 PM
Town Hall is a more appropriate size and vibe with better acoustics than Nokia or any of the MSG venues, IMO. Don't know the seating capacity, but it may be too small. Radio City is too big, and the security too gestapo.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 12:21 AM
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GOD I HATE that place



As for me, if there is no 2008 beacon.. I will be heading to sunny Florida in April



 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 12:43 AM
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Worse case scenario, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's Dolan's Master Plan.
Have the Beacon closed down so they would have to perhap's play Madison Square Garden. No way they could play 2 weeks there. Less date's. Less tickets to go around.
The way i look at it. if I can deal with The NY Yankees moving to a new Stadium, I coan deal with the Brothers playing somewhere else for a year.
I go see them at Jones Beach also. There is a place you may want to catch them if you haven't already.
Spend the Day by the Ocean, see the Allman Brother's under the Stars at Night.


Less dates??!! Ya think? At MSG it'd be 1 night. Maybe 2 if they're lucky. I'd imagine it'd be 1993 all over again before they'd do that. Probably wouldn't bother pullin' the whole organization/corporation out of hiberbation again for just 1 or 2 shows outside of tour season. They'd probably just skip NYC in the spring (as in 1993) and then just add another Jones Beach show in the summer if the demand's still there 4 or 5 months later.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 07:36 AM
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Town Hall is a more appropriate size and vibe with better acoustics than Nokia or any of the MSG venues, IMO. Don't know the seating capacity, but it may be too small. Radio City is too big, and the security too gestapo.


Town hall is a great place to see a show, saw Warren acouistic there, only seats 1495 though......

 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 08:19 AM
The Hammersmith Apollo is approximately the same size as the Beacon, and is a Theatre from the same era, so why don't you all come over to London in 2008 for a change instead of me coming to you in NYC again

 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 08:37 AM
The Theater at MSG would work for me...could catch the train right underneath back to Philly....less driving!!!

 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 09:54 AM
Charlotte...........haha

 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 10:12 AM
Well if they don't do a Beacon Run in 2008, another possibility would be for the band to do a "Theater Run". Start off by doing 3-nights in NYC (Fri, Sat, Sun), maybe hitting a theater in Boston for a couple of nights (Tues, Wed), head on down to Philly for the weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) and maybe hit D.C. for couple of nights at the Warner (Tues, Wed) and then close it out the last weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) at the Fox in Atlanta. Lot of people for quite a while having been wanting the ABB to do a "Theater Tour", and if the Beacon is not available then this would be a good opportunity to do so. Also, it would give people who generally can't afford to see the ABB at the Beacon a chance to see the ABB in a theater a little closer to home. Just a thought.

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 10:27 AM
Just go to Peteman's house!

 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 10:29 AM
IMO The Theater @ MSG which I believe is around 5,000 capacity & The Hammerstein ( which is about same capacity as the Beacon ) would fit best. I've seen a couple of shows at the Theater @ MSG and there are good sound & sightlines so I think that would fit best for a 1 yaer thing despite the no character vibe of the place. In response to other places mentioned - Nokia Theater - About 1,200 Capacity , ain't going to happen in such a small venue , there is no way for them to make any money unless ticket prices are $200 each..........MSG - Capacity 15,000 - 20,000 depending on configuration. A little on the big side ??? I can't see people paying big money to sit so far away from the band. Any intimacy like the Beacon gets thrown out the window here.............Radio City - Capacity Just under 7,000. I saw Widespread Panic there at the end of this past summer also but the upper most balcony was empty & the 3rd level balcony was not full. So ther was probably around 5,000 there for a Friday Night Show. Anyway the 3 Balconies @ Radio City are very far away from the stage. The Orchestra is about 50 rows long and the balconies are only 15 rows long , so do the math yourself to figure how far from the stage you are. The Last Row in the Upper Balcony @ the Beacon is better than any of the Radio City Balcony sets IMO.........and that's my.02

 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 10:30 AM
As much as I LOVE the Beacon shows, if it is shut nest sping a nationwide theater tour makes a lot of sense to me too. It would be a really neat thing if a group with the class of the Brothers stepped out front for a spring tour, shunned the sheds of summer and toured the USA one last time in the tradition their legacy was bulit on. It wouldn't hurt if they pulled along The Levon Helm Band with them as the opening act too. And just for the heck of it, I'd like to see The Dead join forces with them for one weekend on each Coast for some long ago, but never forgotten memories.
 

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  posted on 3/6/2007 at 10:45 AM
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As for me, if there is no 2008 beacon.. I will be heading to sunny Florida in April
I'm with Wharfie on this one - a little dancing in the sunlight/moonlight sounds like a very good thing!

 

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