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Title: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on January 24, 2017, 05:26:02 pm
New club has a name: The Anthem

http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7668937/930-clubs-imp-announces-new-60-mil-washington-dc-club-the-anthem (http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/7668937/930-clubs-imp-announces-new-60-mil-washington-dc-club-the-anthem)

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on January 24, 2017, 05:36:19 pm
Guesses on the first show?

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 24, 2017, 05:38:03 pm
Good Charlotte, with the first song being The Anthem.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on January 24, 2017, 05:39:49 pm
Good Charlotte, with the first song being The Anthem.

Perfect.
But Unlikely.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on January 24, 2017, 05:42:05 pm
Well, we finally have a venue where bands like Queens of the Stone Age and New Order can play. Bands that can't fill arenas, but are too big to play the club. Maybe Seth could get Fugazi to do a one-off reunion gig to open the venue. How cool would that be? (In a recent podcast, Ian admitted that they do get together and play for themselves but haven't entertained the "business" aspect.)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on January 24, 2017, 05:58:40 pm
The sound at that place is awful.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on January 24, 2017, 06:00:22 pm
The sound at that place is awful.

Which place? DAR? Echostage?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on January 24, 2017, 06:06:36 pm
I am hoping that it's something like a larger "ACL Live."

My Vote: I think it should open with a one-off REM reunion. That band meant a lot to the early success of IMP.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on January 24, 2017, 06:12:34 pm
The sound at that place is awful.

Which place? DAR? Echostage?

Anthem
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 24, 2017, 06:32:55 pm
The sound at that place is awful.

Which place? DAR? Echostage?

Anthem
Complaining about the sound quality at a venue that hasn't opened yet may be peak 930 forum all-time. Congrats, Yada.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 24, 2017, 07:00:57 pm
what really bugs me about Anthem is how you can't take your drinks to your seats!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: vansmack on January 24, 2017, 07:38:26 pm
Where will y'all eat around there?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on January 24, 2017, 07:38:31 pm
I go to The Anthem for the food.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 24, 2017, 07:39:40 pm
He time difference between the last two posts is uncanny.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: walkie,talkie on January 24, 2017, 11:29:57 pm
The Anthem,  The Anthem . . . spare change for the homeless.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on January 24, 2017, 11:45:51 pm
this thread is shaping up

so yada...do you have it on good authority what the suck-factor is...of the sound, at a place that doesn't have walls yet?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on January 25, 2017, 12:14:07 am
Pollstar has already named it best club for it's size for the next four years in a row.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 25, 2017, 12:31:21 am
The Anthem,  The Anthem . . . spare change for the homeless.
Nice.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on January 25, 2017, 09:46:48 am
Where will y'all eat around there?

Cantina Marina for the tecates.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Relaxer on January 25, 2017, 10:47:44 am
The Anthem,  The Anthem . . . spare change for the homeless.
Nice.

For the record, it's "a little change for the homeless"
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on January 25, 2017, 03:12:40 pm
projected opening is Oct. 12, 2017
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 25, 2017, 03:14:35 pm
Who can predict who will play that night?


new 930 Club was Smashing Pumpkins....

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 25, 2017, 03:28:47 pm
new 930 Club was Smashing Pumpkins....
The video bootleg of one of those two nights is so, so good.

I would totally be down with a reunited SP opening The Anthem.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on January 25, 2017, 03:34:07 pm
Who can predict who will play that night?

Foo Fighters are 5:3 favorites, but I predict Seth will pull out a classic, a la Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, or Loretta Lynn.   Perhaps Neil Diamond.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Relaxer on January 25, 2017, 03:56:41 pm
Goddamn, can you even imagine the riot that would arise if it was someone like the Legwarmers or Gonzo's Nose? We'd be talking about it for decades.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on January 25, 2017, 04:30:22 pm
Who can predict who will play that night?

Foo Fighters are 5:3 favorites, but I predict Seth will pull out a classic, a la Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, or Loretta Lynn.   Perhaps Neil Diamond.

johnny cash would be interesting...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 25, 2017, 04:32:22 pm
If Johnny Cash opens The Anthem I will personally eat Seth's hat.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 25, 2017, 04:58:00 pm
I'm hearing Johnny Cash....FYI
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on January 25, 2017, 05:03:14 pm
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Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on January 25, 2017, 05:09:36 pm
Obviously I meant a "legend" booking like, for example, the Johnny Cash show at the 9:30 club that happened before Johnny, you know...died.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on January 25, 2017, 05:31:16 pm
so is the name of the venue "The Anthem", or just "Anthem"?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 25, 2017, 05:37:15 pm
Obviously I meant a "legend" booking like, for example, the Johnny Cash show at the 9:30 club that happened before Johnny, you know...died.

I was there.. so was Mick Fleetwood.. and Sidehatch..

I wonder if Fleetwood will be there for the inauguration...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 26, 2017, 03:34:59 pm
What if OAR opens The Anthem?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on January 26, 2017, 03:42:49 pm
What if OAR opens The Anthem?

I know for one, Sidehutch would be happy.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: walkie,talkie on January 26, 2017, 03:46:36 pm
my picks

Dylan, doing only covers

minor threat / fugazi / black flag / bad brains  reunite show

roger waters, screaming about trump, into pink Floyd songs, into more trump ranting, into solo work songs

tiny desk unit  



Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 26, 2017, 04:51:48 pm
apparently Phish is going to play 1 song that will last 3 hours....it will be like a jamosaurus show...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on January 26, 2017, 05:30:31 pm
What about 6 months of Thievery Corp shows to open The Anthem
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on January 26, 2017, 06:17:59 pm
apparently Phish is going to play 1 song that will last 3 hours....it will be like a jamosaurus show...

Would be a great booking considering they haven't played in the city limits in nearly 20 years.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on January 26, 2017, 06:22:46 pm
5 nights of Radiohead. Or would that jinx the place?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: walkie,talkie on January 26, 2017, 06:22:59 pm
Charge more than Mexico. People will pay it.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on January 26, 2017, 07:41:35 pm
Robert Palmer would be amazing #justsaying
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 26, 2017, 07:54:34 pm
Robert Palmer would be amazing #justsaying

I would be into that... I'm surprised how little I've heard of him the past decade or so......

I recently learned that the Power Station recorded a follow up in the mid 1990s with Palmer again on vocals....I promptly picked it up.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 26, 2017, 08:43:42 pm
Now that I think of it a Power Station reunion to open Anthem would be awesome!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on January 26, 2017, 09:20:05 pm
Oh wait. He died.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 26, 2017, 09:47:45 pm
 >:(
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 26, 2017, 10:15:41 pm
it would be great if Chuck Berry made an appearance even just to wave hello... He will not be around much longer....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on January 26, 2017, 11:01:47 pm
What if OAR opens The Anthem?

I know for one, Sidehutch would be happy.
yikes I hate OAR more than nickelback
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on March 07, 2017, 05:40:40 pm
Allegedly there is a pool on top of Anthem and the bottom of said pool is glass, so you can look at people swimming while you take in a show.  Not sure how I feel about this.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on March 07, 2017, 05:51:24 pm
Allegedly there is a pool on top of Anthem and the bottom of said pool is glass, so you can look at people swimming while you take in a show.  Not sure how I feel about this.

seriously? sounds very 70s disco

i assume they will make sure the people swimming are attractive?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: rich_WDC on March 24, 2017, 09:20:37 am
Feature story in today's WASH POST on the venue.   The pool is confirmed.   There's pic, too which shows that the upstairs seems to have two smaller stacked levels for better viewing.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on March 24, 2017, 09:55:27 am
Pool on the roof at Anthem, pools backstage at MPP. . . what's with Seth's sudden obsession with aquatic recreation?

Just spitballing here but what if -- what if!? -- a sequence of events began the night Seth hung out with Hutch leading to Seth digesting several hallucinogenic drugs to dull the pain of the experience. Suppose then the freshly-laced Seth then went back to his home and watched Kevin Smith's film Tusk on Amazon Prime. In his delusional, drug-addled state, the middle-aged Seth then was overcome by a moment of psychedelic bliss while seeing the Cronenbergian body horror tale of the effeminate, coquettish boy-masquerading-as-man that is Justin Long being sadistically transformed into a walrus. What if I were then to posit that through some sort of psychosomatic transference, Seth's brain became rewired to associate that kaleidoscopic euphoria with the hallucinatory fever-dream of himself becoming a walrus, which in turn leads to our millionaire friend using his connections and personal wealth to ensconce his business empire with swimming pools, the perfect habitat for the walrus he is transitioning into. Its the thread on which this entire series of events hangs together, people; read between the lines and its clear as the sharp, baleful incisors Seth betrays with every smile.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on March 24, 2017, 10:25:29 am
it would be great if Chuck Berry made an appearance even just to wave hello... He will not be around much longer....

Whoa.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on March 24, 2017, 10:56:25 am
Pool on the roof at Anthem, pools backstage at MPP. . . what's with Seth's sudden obsession with aquatic recreation?

Just spitballing here but what if -- what if!? -- a sequence of events began the night Seth hung out with Hutch leading to Seth digesting several hallucinogenic drugs to dull the pain of the experience. Suppose then the freshly laced-Seth then went back to his home and watched Kevin Smith's film Tusk on Amazon Prime. In his delusional, drug-addled state, the middle-aged Seth then was overcome by a moment of psychedelic bliss while seeing the Cronenbergian body horror tale of the effeminate, coquettish boy-masquerading-as-man that is Justin Long being sadistically transformed into a walrus. What if I were then to posit that through some sort of psychological transference, Seth's brain became rewired to associate that kaleidoscopic euphoria with the hallucinatory fever-dream of himself becoming a walrus, which in turn leads to our millionaire friend using his connections and personal wealth to ensconce his business empire with swimming pools, the perfect habitat for the walrus he is transitioning into. Its the thread on which this entire series of events hangs together, people; read between the lines and its clear as the sharp, baleful incisors Seth betrays with every smile.

solid A-
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on April 07, 2017, 07:42:28 am
wow

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-latest-trick-to-making-new-developments-cool-just-add-rock-and-roll/2017/03/23/2de9ad9a-0436-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.a901a8bb7c4e
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on April 07, 2017, 08:36:05 am
wow

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-latest-trick-to-making-new-developments-cool-just-add-rock-and-roll/2017/03/23/2de9ad9a-0436-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.a901a8bb7c4e

Ticket prices starting at $119.99, oh so rock n roll!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on April 27, 2017, 08:55:48 pm
In other new venue news: MilkBoy!

https://umdrightnow.umd.edu/news/clarice-smith-performing-arts-center-milkboy-open-performance-venue-and-restaurant-near
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on April 28, 2017, 06:53:35 am
That was Thirsty Turtle previously, or am I getting my Route 1 frat-infested watering holes mixed up?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on April 28, 2017, 06:56:08 am
When I think of Anthem, I think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqdS9uMkvfM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqdS9uMkvfM)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on April 28, 2017, 08:07:50 am
Funny, I think of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5gg9ObM8uU
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: rich_WDC on April 28, 2017, 03:17:25 pm
Definitely possibly a "D'oh", based on ticket selling for other I.M.P. ventures, but....
It is official that TicketFly will do the tickets for The Anthem, which will open in October still.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on April 30, 2017, 06:24:11 pm
In other new venue news: MilkBoy!

https://umdrightnow.umd.edu/news/clarice-smith-performing-arts-center-milkboy-open-performance-venue-and-restaurant-near

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18096221_648629351996591_9100296935784316928_n.jpg)

Moar pics here (https://www.instagram.com/milkboyarthouse/)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on April 30, 2017, 09:11:48 pm
does not say hobo to me....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on June 05, 2017, 01:33:41 pm
Looking at Fall tour announcements: The Shins, probable The Anthem show?  11/5?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 07, 2017, 09:56:51 pm
Hey Seth
Courtney Barnett and Kurt vile are doing a tour and will be going from Boston to Nashville in early November

seems like a perfect Anthem show
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 08, 2017, 09:38:37 am
I could absolutely see Queens of the Stone Age doing a show there. The Shins are possible, though I still think the 9:30 would be a more appropriate size.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on June 10, 2017, 11:15:28 am
Bumping this up to get discussion out of Just Announced.

Radiohead.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 10, 2017, 02:48:40 pm
you're trying to tell me its radiohead?

or its just another fake out...



that would be a tough ticket if they did it..but i'd want to be at it..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: seanincconcert on June 10, 2017, 04:55:24 pm
Gonna guess that The Smashing Pumpkins reunion starts at Anthem
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on June 10, 2017, 05:20:50 pm
you're trying to tell me its radiohead?

or its just another fake out...

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/09/ce/c7/09cec7afb52d94742c9e7e85c9f92b64.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on June 10, 2017, 05:31:11 pm
But seriously, while I think Radiohead is unlikely, I wouldn't be surprised. Seth wants something major and exciting, something that gets a lot of attention and people talking. Foo Fighters is far too safe a choice; they've been IMP's go-to band a few times already. And Thievery Corporation is very much a club band. LCDSS is definitely a good choice for myriad reasons. But Radiohead is long overdue to play DC/Baltimore and a 3 or 4 night stand would make up for that, and it's something that Seth could pull off.

Also, Smashing Pumpkins opened the relocated 9:30 and I don't think Seth wants to repeat himself.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 10, 2017, 08:51:12 pm
All shall be revealed
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 10, 2017, 08:53:09 pm
Gonna guess that The Smashing Pumpkins reunion starts at Anthem


Welcome back, after an 11 year absence.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 10, 2017, 11:48:24 pm
I wonder if Liam Gallagher will play here, the club, or Lincoln Theatre when he inevitably tours the U.S.  Beady Eye did not even sell out the club, but the solo career proper seems to be generating more hype.

Lorde seems a nice fit for the Anthem, but she is in Italy on the opening date.

Would Beck be considered an exciting choice to open the venue?  He is touring here and there throughout the year.  Hasn't played the D.C. area in a couple years.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 11, 2017, 04:29:01 pm
According to fb all to be revealed in hours
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on June 11, 2017, 11:20:33 pm
Website now says "Monday Monday". New Order? The Mamas & The Papas?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 12, 2017, 06:18:17 am
Bob Dylan
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 12, 2017, 08:34:25 am
Foo Fighters, of course
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on June 12, 2017, 08:55:07 am
(https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/express/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Unknown-1.jpg&w=1484)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on June 12, 2017, 09:14:37 am
Seth's on DC101 now.  The place will hold 2500-6000.  It'll have a movable stage and backdrop like the club.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on June 12, 2017, 09:26:25 am
But will it have valet parking?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 12, 2017, 11:29:08 am
good media push..also featured in the poor person's newspaper "Express"... Seth said "there was never any doubt" it would be the Foos

more Anthem dates to be announced this month
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 12, 2017, 12:13:56 pm
another great act for Anthem would be Phoenix!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mekmad on June 12, 2017, 08:14:29 pm
This would be a good opportunity for one of those Friends with Benefits presales since the sharks will be out for these tickets.  Has there been one of those FWB presales yet?  I've never seen one.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 12, 2017, 08:30:20 pm
Like totally dude
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on June 12, 2017, 10:00:33 pm
Why would he set up a Presale with all of this walrus talk ?!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 12, 2017, 11:26:03 pm
Is the price point just because it is opening night + a band which would regularly play Verizon Center or Jiffy Lube Live?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 13, 2017, 09:17:03 am
Why would he set up a Presale with all of this walrus talk ?!
jules don't do FWB...so if Seth wanted to exclude the walrus wonk...that would the way to go
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 13, 2017, 09:18:17 am
Is the price point just because it is opening night + a band which would regularly play Verizon Center or Jiffy Lube Live?

Great question. Because to be honest, that's the one reason why I'm on the fence about even going. I'm curious to check out Anthem, but $100...wow. Looking over my concert ticket stubs from the years, I realize touring is the way bands make money and they've had to raise tickets costs, but I really have to start to be more selective about what I pay for shows because my salary doesn't match how expensive DC has become. There's absolutely no way I can afford to pay $100 for club shows. For the same reason why I rarely go to super expensive restaurants. I'm glad someone has the money to enjoy these things on a regular basis, but it ain't me.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 13, 2017, 09:20:00 am
Great question. Because to be honest, that's the one reason why I'm on the fence about even going. I'm curious to check out Anthem, but $100...wow. Looking over my concert ticket stubs from the years, I realize touring is the way bands make money and they've had to raise tickets costs, but I really have to start to be more selective about what I pay for shows because my salary doesn't match how expensive DC has become. There's absolutely no way I can afford to pay $100 for club shows. For the same reason why I rarely go to super expensive restaurants. I'm glad someone has the money to enjoy these things on a regular basis, but it ain't me.

This.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 13, 2017, 09:31:20 am
Great question. Because to be honest, that's the one reason why I'm on the fence about even going. I'm curious to check out Anthem, but $100...wow. Looking over my concert ticket stubs from the years, I realize touring is the way bands make money and they've had to raise tickets costs, but I really have to start to be more selective about what I pay for shows because my salary doesn't match how expensive DC has become. There's absolutely no way I can afford to pay $100 for club shows. For the same reason why I rarely go to super expensive restaurants. I'm glad someone has the money to enjoy these things on a regular basis, but it ain't me.

This.
and that

they didn't charge $100 for the green day show at the club?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 13, 2017, 09:32:58 am
Is the price point just because it is opening night + a band which would regularly play Verizon Center or Jiffy Lube Live?

Great question. Because to be honest, that's the one reason why I'm on the fence about even going. I'm curious to check out Anthem, but $100...wow. Looking over my concert ticket stubs from the years, I realize touring is the way bands make money and they've had to raise tickets costs, but I really have to start to be more selective about what I pay for shows because my salary doesn't match how expensive DC has become. There's absolutely no way I can afford to pay $100 for club shows. For the same reason why I rarely go to super expensive restaurants. I'm glad someone has the money to enjoy these things on a regular basis, but it ain't me.

I wouldn't be against a catered private boardie suite for the top 10 current boardies. Seth?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 13, 2017, 09:34:42 am
Great question. Because to be honest, that's the one reason why I'm on the fence about even going. I'm curious to check out Anthem, but $100...wow. Looking over my concert ticket stubs from the years, I realize touring is the way bands make money and they've had to raise tickets costs, but I really have to start to be more selective about what I pay for shows because my salary doesn't match how expensive DC has become. There's absolutely no way I can afford to pay $100 for club shows. For the same reason why I rarely go to super expensive restaurants. I'm glad someone has the money to enjoy these things on a regular basis, but it ain't me.

This.
and that

they didn't charge $100 for the green day show at the club?

$65
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 13, 2017, 09:41:05 am
Why would he set up a Presale with all of this walrus talk ?!
jules don't do FWB...so if Seth wanted to exclude the walrus wonk...that would the way to go
First of all its absurd to hold me accountable for being the one person with the courage to report what everyone else is talking about behind closed doors.

Second, $$ talks not FWB. I'll continue to get into anything I want to attend.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 13, 2017, 09:41:08 am

I wouldn't be against a catered private boardie suite for the top 10 current boardies. Seth?
you are at 14...might have to kill four bordies to make it to that party

although Julie will be barred from the suite with all his walrus talk
and Sweets and Vanwinkely live kind of far away
Azag probably wouldn't want to be associated with us sell outs

so maybe you do make the cut
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on June 13, 2017, 09:41:46 am
I figured the $100 price point was due to the Opening Night Gala that would certainly accompany the concert. Red carpet, champagne cocktail hour, seat fillers, etc...

Am I mistaken?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 13, 2017, 09:44:29 am
I figured the $100 price point was due to the Opening Night Gala that would certainly accompany the concert. Red carpet, champagne cocktail hour, seat fillers, etc...

Am I mistaken?

Dunno...sounds nice, but this is a rock concert, not the Kennedy Center. If that includes a Dave Grohl and Seth signed lithograph, that might be kinda cool.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 13, 2017, 09:55:31 am

I wouldn't be against a catered private boardie suite for the top 10 current boardies. Seth?
you are at 14...might have to kill four bordies to make it to that party

although Julie will be barred from the suite with all his walrus talk
and Sweets and Vanwinkely live kind of far away
Azag probably wouldn't want to be associated with us sell outs

so maybe you do make the cut

that is true, however, I wouldn't call a few of the folks on that list "current." Somewhat relics of the past, or legends so they say.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 13, 2017, 10:45:00 am
although Julie will be barred from the suite with all his walrus talk
I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 13, 2017, 12:10:27 pm
so what boardie that posts fairly regular is the biggest Foos fan? I was just writing Sidehatch that while I totally respect them they just don't do it for me...I know it will be a good show.. .but I won't get goosebumps at any point.. I also know that... for me it just can't be about the historical aspect... I had the same feeling when the Pumpkins opened the 930..I was like..well I like them OK and all but not like other people... so I didn't go..I did see them later that year in Chicago cause a friend got tickets for my visit..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 13, 2017, 02:11:53 pm
Does anyone know why the tickets range from $100-175 for Foo Fighters? What does the extra $75 get me?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 13, 2017, 02:22:06 pm
I suspect that you get an exclusive Most Excellent Seat (tm), rather than being forced to stand shoulder to shoulder with your brethren, breathing on the back of one's neck whilst another breathes upon yourn.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 13, 2017, 02:24:56 pm
I suspect that you get an exclusive Most Excellent Seat (tm), rather than being forced to stand shoulder to shoulder with your brethren, breathing on the back of one's neck whilst another breathes upon yourn.
And does Seth have an appropriate amount of security to make sure us glitterati and those of our ilk don't have commoners make eye contact with us? One of the most exhausting part of any concert is bellowing at scum "DON'T YOU DARE LOOK AT ME!"
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 13, 2017, 02:56:29 pm
In the very least, you'll have exclusive access to the retractable chandeliers.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 13, 2017, 03:40:44 pm
For 175$, you get to be in the swimming-pool ceiling.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: travelinbeat on June 13, 2017, 03:48:40 pm
This would be a good opportunity for one of those Friends with Benefits presales since the sharks will be out for these tickets.

2nd'ed
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 13, 2017, 04:31:25 pm
For 175$, you get to be in the swimming-pool ceiling.
Ah, the rumoured "Baller Walrus" package. Good to know.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 13, 2017, 04:33:59 pm
Y'know there's a reason they call a group of walri a murder.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on June 13, 2017, 05:17:09 pm
For 175$, you get to be in the swimming-pool ceiling.
Ah, the rumoured "Baller Walrus" package. Good to know.

This is not going to end well.  Tusk, Tssk, Tusk.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 13, 2017, 05:18:46 pm
Y'know there's a reason they call a group of walri a murder.
Seth, is this true?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 13, 2017, 05:34:54 pm
that joke isn't funny anymore..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 13, 2017, 06:16:29 pm
that joke isn't funny anymore..
wait there was a time it was funny
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 13, 2017, 07:17:31 pm
its too close to home..its too near the bone..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 14, 2017, 09:45:03 am
FYI...for the foos tixName on photo identification must match name of the ticket buyer listed on the ticket face in order to gain entry to this show. Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE! The ticket purchaser must be the person to enter the building. If multiple tickets were purchased, guest must enter at the same time as the purchaser.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on June 14, 2017, 10:47:42 am
presale is on.
Pretender is pw
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on June 14, 2017, 10:54:38 am
presale is on.
Pretender is pw

"None Available"
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 14, 2017, 10:54:59 am
Hit refresh a few times and two GA came up. See y'all there.

Thanks to challenged for the presale code.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on June 14, 2017, 11:01:59 am
Hit refresh a few times and two GA came up. See y'all there.

Thanks to challenged for the presale code.

Please create the "team walrus" T-shirts for the event.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 14, 2017, 11:14:13 am
Hit refresh a few times and two GA came up. See y'all there.

Thanks to challenged for the presale code.

Please create the "team walrus" T-shirts for the event.
PM me your mailing address and your shirt size.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on June 14, 2017, 11:43:22 am
Tried for an hour, no luck.  But, there's the general sale, and perhaps a club presale tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 14, 2017, 11:53:13 am
I take it, You guys didn't get the PM from Seth's executive assistant?

See you there.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 14, 2017, 11:58:38 am
I take it, You guys didn't get the PM from Seth's executive assistant?

No, I blocked Hutch.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 14, 2017, 12:06:34 pm
yeah there is a FWB presale.. the email got to me about 10 minutes ago.. its kind of cool.. if you get the email you just put in your FWB number to get your ticket(s)..

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 14, 2017, 12:08:00 pm
I take it, You guys didn't get the PM from Seth's executive assistant?

No, I blocked Hutch.

We're issuing a venue-wide ban on your sad ass... Seth does not enjoy your walrus jokes.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on June 14, 2017, 12:12:02 pm
Love the FwB presale.  You have to have a number to try, so will give it another whirl tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on June 14, 2017, 12:15:24 pm
Were there two tickets options today?
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on June 14, 2017, 12:22:20 pm
Yes
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on June 14, 2017, 12:26:49 pm
Yes

Did it mention what the differences were?
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 14, 2017, 12:34:47 pm
I think they were "fanclub" and "people named Gary"
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on June 14, 2017, 12:41:05 pm
I think they were "fanclub" and "people named Gary"

Can one who lucked out in the first presale, also purchase tix in the FWB presale?  Asking for me.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 14, 2017, 12:42:10 pm
is a seating chart for this place published yet?

I'd like to see where the Seth is putting us VIPs.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: rich_WDC on June 14, 2017, 12:46:26 pm
I think they were "fanclub" and "people named Gary"

Can one who lucked out in the first presale, also purchase tix in the FWB presale?  Asking for me.
No.  two tix max per person, per address, per creditcard, per mother's-maiden-name
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 14, 2017, 01:25:03 pm
is a seating chart for this place published yet?

I'd like to see where the Seth is putting us VIPs.

The first few rows of each balcony.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 14, 2017, 01:32:48 pm
is a seating chart for this place published yet?

I'd like to see where the Seth is putting us VIPs.
This is why I went with GA. I want to see the venue before I start paying for upgrades to places I might not want to sit.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 14, 2017, 02:43:58 pm
is a seating chart for this place published yet?

I'd like to see where the Seth is putting us VIPs.
This is why I went with GA. I want to see the venue before I start paying for upgrades to places I might not want to sit.

Sorry to hear you're not on the VIP list.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 14, 2017, 03:00:30 pm
Sorry to hear you're not on the VIP list.

I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on June 14, 2017, 06:07:14 pm
The first few rows of each balcony.

Are drinks included?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on June 15, 2017, 09:51:41 am
Anyone getting in to FwB presale?  I'm getting an invalid message...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Jesse on June 15, 2017, 09:52:37 am
Anyone getting in to FwB presale?  I'm getting an invalid message...

I'm getting the same message
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 15, 2017, 10:01:15 am
Yaaaasss!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Jesse on June 15, 2017, 10:01:53 am
Anyone getting in to FwB presale?  I'm getting an invalid message...

I'm getting the same message

Got 2!  :)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on June 15, 2017, 10:03:30 am
Just got my one ticket.  Let's have a meet up, I'll be the one there wearing a shirt, say hi.
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on June 15, 2017, 10:11:27 am
Logged in late but tix were easily put in my cart.

Not sure I want em, tho.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 15, 2017, 10:12:07 am
Logged in late but tix were easily put in my cart.

Not sure I want em, tho.

I feel ya... The Dave Ghrol douche chills are already running down my spine.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on June 15, 2017, 10:16:33 am
I think its more of a case of wanting to be there opening night, than it is to see FF.

I bailed. Will see the joint another time. Looking forward to that.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on June 15, 2017, 10:20:00 am
I think its more of a case of wanting to be there opening night, than it is to see FF.

I bailed. Will see the joint another time. Looking forward to that.

Agreed.  No luck getting FWB tix.  Not sure if I'm disappointed or relieved.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on June 15, 2017, 10:25:20 am
Well, I'm going to Paris just to see Foo, so clearly I am excited for this show both for the band and for the opening!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mekmad on June 15, 2017, 10:45:06 am
Got my tickets, thanks for the FWB presale 930!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: RustyOrgan on June 15, 2017, 11:01:28 am
Got mine!

Got my tickets, thanks for the FWB presale 930!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 15, 2017, 11:08:16 am
tickets are still available if you really want to go to this...

Seth, where's the seating chart brah!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 15, 2017, 11:35:40 am
I can't wait to see the Anthem.  Just need the announcement of a show by the National or the Shins or Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile or Queens of the Stone Age or...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 15, 2017, 11:54:49 am
Just got an email informing me I was overcharged for my Foo Fighters tickets and I will be receiving a refund "for the amount mistakenly charged beyond the base ticket price and service charge." I'm guessing they mean the $3.95 delivery fee for a will-call only show.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 15, 2017, 12:00:22 pm
QOTSA
10-20 Washington, DC - TBC (almost certainly The Anthem)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on June 15, 2017, 12:20:28 pm
I can't wait to see the Anthem.  Just need the announcement of a show by the National or the Shins or Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile or Queens of the Stone Age or...

Wilco.

I haven't been following...is this place a seated venue or an standing venue?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 15, 2017, 12:21:50 pm
I haven't been following...is this place a seated venue or an standing venue?
Seems to be general admission floor with seats (some VIP/reserved) in the balconies.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 15, 2017, 12:25:49 pm
I can't wait to see the Anthem.  Just need the announcement of a show by the National or the Shins or Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile or Queens of the Stone Age or...

Wilco.

I haven't been following...is this place a seated venue or an standing venue?

Tickets will definitely be above $50 to see Wilco there.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on June 15, 2017, 12:45:11 pm
I can't wait to see the Anthem.  Just need the announcement of a show by the National or the Shins or Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile or Queens of the Stone Age or...

Wilco.

I haven't been following...is this place a seated venue or an standing venue?

Tickets will definitely be above $50 to see Wilco there.

Ok, then forget that idea.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 15, 2017, 01:03:42 pm
anybody think about what the impact of Anthem will be on other non-IMP venues?

I'm thinking we'll see an even worse lineup at the Fillmore Silver Spring.. although I'm not sure how the costs of operating Anthem will play into it..

also i  would think the days where DAR had many shows will be over..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 15, 2017, 01:13:09 pm
Anthem fills a gap in the DC venue space.  With a max capacity of 6,500, it will attract bands who are to big for DAR, but who can't sell out Patriot Center or the outdoor venues.  Maybe it'll draw shows away from Strathmore?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on June 15, 2017, 01:16:52 pm
6500 capacity with mostly standing? As if it's not already hard enough to see anything at other smaller standing venues. This sounds worse.

Pass.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 15, 2017, 02:52:05 pm
6500 capacity with mostly standing? As if it's not already hard enough to see anything at other smaller standing venues. This sounds worse.

Pass.

It'll probably just feel like the Aragon in Chicago, which is 5,000 capacity. In reality, we DID need a venue this size. Or at least with the flexibility to hold that many people.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 15, 2017, 03:12:26 pm
Earlier today there was a Tweet that went out from either Stereogum or Consequence of Sound with the Anthem listed as the venue for the QOTSA show, now it just says "TBA" or "TBC". So I'm guessing that it's just making sure that the rollout of announcements is coordinated. FYI, the QOTSA presale is Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 16, 2017, 12:32:50 am
Lorde is the second confirmed act.  In the distant future (April 2018).  For the same price as Grohl:  100 to 175 dollars.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: travelinbeat on June 16, 2017, 12:41:00 am
Just got an email informing me I was overcharged for my Foo Fighters tickets and I will be receiving a refund "for the amount mistakenly charged beyond the base ticket price and service charge." I'm guessing they mean the $3.95 delivery fee for a will-call only show.

Will-Call only?  Where is that listed to be the case?

I didn't pay for shipping, but I certainly did pay an absolutely insane Service Charge.  My purchase lists the delivery method as Standard Mail

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v337/travelinbeat/Untitled-1_zpsxhuel3z1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 16, 2017, 12:44:58 am
Thankful a lot of the great Merriweather shows this summer--Ryan Adams, Gorillaz, Belle and Sebastian/Spoon/Andrew Bird--slipped in before the Anthem era.

/being-a-whiner
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 16, 2017, 10:15:29 am


$100?!!


Lorde
4/18/2018
Anthem


I am excited for this show because I have always wanted to see her live...but slight wince at it costing the same as the Foo Fighters on opening night:  $100-$175.  Guess this is going to be the Anthem standard.

100 is the new 50

Lets go to the maths.  $60 million construction loan, paid back over 10 years = $6 million per year.  250 shows per year is $24,000 per show, or $4.00 per ticket.  Rent, electric bil, insurance and other operating costs are $15 million per year, $60,000 per show, or $10.00 per ticket.  The booking fee for the Foos is $500,000 (https://priceonomics.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-book-your-favorite-band/), or $83.33 per ticket.  Staph is $2.5 million per year, or  $1.67 per ticket

In summary, per ticket:
$83.33 - Booking fee for Foos
$10.00 - Rent and Utilities
$ 4.00 - Capital Expense
$ 1.67 - Staph
$99.00 - Total
$100.00 - Ticket price
$1.00 profit
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on June 16, 2017, 10:27:24 am
Lets go to the maths. 

EFF THAT.  i'm going to continue being a privileged online douchbag who complains that my favorite musical acts aren't playing my living room for free (back in the day, they paid me to listen to them - sellouts!!!!111)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 16, 2017, 10:28:50 am
Lets go to the maths. 

EFF THAT.  i'm going to continue being a privileged online douchbag who complains that my favorite musical acts aren't playing my living room for free (back in the day, they paid me to listen to them - sellouts!!!!111)

Pretty early on the west coast to be so angry and trolly. Come back after your coffee.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on June 16, 2017, 10:40:45 am
I got shut out.  Honestly, I didn't think demand would be so high at this price point. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 16, 2017, 10:44:04 am
Lets go to the maths. 

EFF THAT.  i'm going to continue being a privileged online douchbag who complains that my favorite musical acts aren't playing my living room for free (back in the day, they paid me to listen to them - sellouts!!!!111)

I prefer entitled douchebag.

It's no big deal.  I am sure the Anthem is an incredible venue, and I am sure I will end up going every time an artist I love plays their (if I can get tickets, which might be hard for a while).  Just a bit stung, I guess, by how incredibly expensive the first two announced shows are.  But it is fine.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 16, 2017, 10:51:06 am
Lesser artists will command lower fees, and ticket prices should fall to near space levels.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 16, 2017, 10:53:15 am
Lesser artists will command lower fees, and ticket prices should fall to near space levels.

I'd imagine "lesser" artists won't play there?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: jeffml on June 16, 2017, 10:55:13 am
shut out as well.  Aggravating...said no tix available from the start.  And after constant refreshing occasionally I was able to request 2 tix, only then to be told tix not available.  Oh well.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mekmad on June 16, 2017, 10:55:28 am
I wonder if QOTSA will be $100 as well.  I checked the other cities but they didn't have prices.  It did look like Royal Blood was the opener in other cities.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on June 16, 2017, 10:55:46 am
Lets go to the maths. 

EFF THAT.  i'm going to continue being a privileged online douchbag who complains that my favorite musical acts aren't playing my living room for free (back in the day, they paid me to listen to them - sellouts!!!!111)

Dave Grohl's net worth is 225 million. At this point, he should be doing lotteries to randomly play people's living rooms for free as payback to the fans who made him part of the superwealthy, rather than playing $150 shows in oversized clubs.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 16, 2017, 10:57:41 am
Lesser artists will command lower fees, and ticket prices should fall to near space levels.

I'd imagine "lesser" artists won't play there?

I believe I know what he means.  Right now there is the opening-night extravaganza with arguably the most consistently radio-popular American rock band and a show by a pop superstar who could play the Verizon Center.  If, say, the Bloc Party/Vaccines show at Echostage awhile ago was at the Anthem, is it going to cost 100 to 175 dollars?  Maybe the answer is yes, though.  I don't know.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 16, 2017, 10:59:43 am
I see Modest Mouse is touring and they don't have a DC date... Wouldn't be surprised if they get a date slapped on at The Anthem.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on June 16, 2017, 11:13:21 am
Lets go to the maths. 

EFF THAT.  i'm going to continue being a privileged online douchbag who complains that my favorite musical acts aren't playing my living room for free (back in the day, they paid me to listen to them - sellouts!!!!111)

Dave Grohl's net worth is 225 million. At this point, he should be doing lotteries to randomly play people's living rooms for free as payback to the fans who made him part of the superwealthy, rather than playing $150 shows in oversized clubs.

Actually, they did do a lottery to play in people's garages.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/touring/1178808/foo-fighters-to-play-gigs-in-eight-fans-garages
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on June 16, 2017, 11:39:00 am
Lets go to the maths. 

EFF THAT.  i'm going to continue being a privileged online douchbag who complains that my favorite musical acts aren't playing my living room for free (back in the day, they paid me to listen to them - sellouts!!!!111)

Dave Grohl's net worth is 225 million. At this point, he should be doing lotteries to randomly play people's living rooms for free as payback to the fans who made him part of the superwealthy, rather than playing $150 shows in oversized clubs.

Actually, they did do a lottery to play in people's garages.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/touring/1178808/foo-fighters-to-play-gigs-in-eight-fans-garages

That's nice, but by playing people's garages aren't they singling out people who are wealthy enough to have actually have a garage?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 16, 2017, 01:28:52 pm
it wasn't really a lottery.. i know cause i had been talking to a friend with a garage about trying to enter the competition for the DC area show... it was like "Decorate your garage.. show us your Foos love and what the place will look like and we'll pick the best one and play that place"... my friend unfortunately couldn't get his garage act together and we didn't enter.. ended up being some farmhouse in maryland I think...I thought it was a pretty cool contest...

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: notme on June 16, 2017, 02:43:46 pm
is it too late to change the name of the venue?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 16, 2017, 02:51:03 pm
is it too late to change the name of the venue?

The Garage is not the image they are looking for... not to mention the name failed to catch on at a different venue in the 1990s....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 16, 2017, 03:01:22 pm
I wonder if QOTSA will be $100 as well.  I checked the other cities but they didn't have prices.  It did look like Royal Blood was the opener in other cities.
Was wondering the same thing. Can't imagine they command what Lorde or Foos do. Royal Blood rules. I've missed them at Dc9 and 930 smh.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 16, 2017, 03:06:10 pm
ah to be a fly in Seth's head....I mean do you sell 6000 tickets at $40 or do you sell  4000 at $60? or some other variant?

the venue's capacity flexibility means that price elasticity for tickets has an impact I guess..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on June 17, 2017, 10:33:42 am
Will a sold out Anthem feel as cramped as a sold out 9:30 Club?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 19, 2017, 11:32:41 am
Will a sold out Anthem feel as cramped as a sold out 9:30 Club?
Yeah but 3 times as many people.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 19, 2017, 01:40:21 pm
Will a sold out Anthem feel as cramped as a sold out 9:30 Club?

I would think not simply because since the place is so much bigger it will take longer to clear it out in case of an emergency...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on June 21, 2017, 01:45:38 am
Quote
LCD Soundsystem tickets for the U.S. tour are available for pre-sale via Ticketmaster Verified Fan. PRE-sale - on-sale before the big on-sale. It's designed to separate scalpers and bots from actual people who want to go to the show. If you want to, you can register here:  https://lcd.tmverifiedfan.com/
anytime before June 21 at 6PM ET
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 21, 2017, 08:31:36 am
FYI...said need to sign up by 3P
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE #VERIFIEDFAN PRESALE

    Register using your Ticketmaster account.  Registration closes Wednesday June 21 @ 3PM PT.
    #VerifiedFan technology separates fans from bots and scalpers.
    Tickets are limited. Fans who have been verified will be randomly selected to participate in the presale. Presale offer codes will be delivered to randomly selected fans via text message the morning of the presale. Keep your phone handy – notifications will arrive 2-4 hours before the presale begins on Thursday Jun 22 at 10AM (venue local).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 21, 2017, 08:53:18 am
3P Pacific, 6P eastern
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 21, 2017, 09:07:34 am
3P Pacific, 6P eastern
What time is that in Monte Carlo's time zone?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on June 21, 2017, 10:42:47 am
Will Anthem cannibalize 930 shows? Discuss.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 21, 2017, 10:52:45 am
Will Anthem cannibalize 930 shows? Discuss.

I find the Anthem-Merriweather boundary more intriguing.  Obviously the Anthem, despite its capacity being around 10,000 people less, will function as a Merriweather surrogate during the fall and winter, as well as a replacement for the shows Seth put on at Echostage.  LCD Soundsystem and St. Vincent could be Merriweather shows during the summer, no?  Conversely, if the Anthem was already open, maybe, say, Ryan Adams or Sigur Rós would have played there.  A calculus will surely develop to determine which venue truly suits an act better.

Most 9:30 shows seem obviously appropriate for the club.  There are exceptions, though.  Elbow in November could have played the Anthem.  Or any 9:30 show which easily sells out (Banks a month or so ago, the upcoming Cranberries gig [which seems perilously close to being canceled for health reasons]).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 21, 2017, 10:54:33 am
#surprise!_not_at_the_club?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 21, 2017, 11:28:34 am
Will Anthem cannibalize 930 shows? Discuss.

I'm thinking it'll destroy Echostage actually. Echostage will basically exist off of EDM's last gasp. I don't see it doing much business beyond that. The Replacements show will forever go down as one of the biggest disappointments I've seen because of venue and not because of the band's performance necessarily. But the days of rock shows there should be over.

The 9:30 will still be there for plenty of shows. You'll never see the Jesus and Mary Chain or Best Coast at Anthem. But bands like Death Cab for Cutie, the Pixies, the Prodigy, Future Islands, etc could probably attract respectable numbers there. Maybe not sellouts, but again...if ticket prices are right, they could do it. Or maybe bands will prefer to play at the 9:30 but they'll command a higher ticket price for a more intimate show. I could see that too.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on June 21, 2017, 11:31:56 am
Who owns Echostage?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 21, 2017, 11:40:30 am
Who owns Echostage?

Events at the venue are managed by Panorama Productions
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on June 21, 2017, 11:46:43 am
Who owns Echostage?

Events at the venue are managed by Panorama Productions

Created in 1995 by Antonis Karagounis, Panorama Productions has utilized an extensive
marketing strategy to create a brand name that has become recognized and respected
as the leader in event planning, and promotions in the Washington Metropolitan region.
Our playing field is DC Clubs, DC Lounges, DC Parties and DC Nightlife in general.

Over the past 15 years, Panorama has built a strong and loyal following by providing an
intense and unique atmosphere that has helped redefine DC Nightlife. Much of its
success can be attributed to the appeal of its events to a wide variety of patrons, who
continue to congregate on a weekly basis to enjoy local, national, and international music
and dance club culture.

Being the largest promotions company of its kind in Washington DC, Panorama
Productions and its subsidiary, DC Clubbing is known throughout the world as a Mecca
for memorable nightlife events and parties and has attracted the biggest stars in the DJ
universe, including Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Benny Benassi,
David Guetta and many others. Panorama’s list of venues is equally impressive with
signature events at DC clubs like Platinum, Love, DC Live, Spy Club, Zei Club, Fur,
Insomnia and Coco Loco.

Currently, you can find Panorama Productions lighting up DC nightlife on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays at Lima (1401 K St NW), Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at Ultrabar
(911 F St. NW), and Saturdays with their flagship event, Glow at Fur nightclub
(33 Patterson St. NE). From college events to cocktail soirees to DJs “massives,”
Panorama runs the gamut in DC nightlife and entertainment and has established itself
as a force to be reckoned with, in the nightlife, club industry. Often imitated, never duplicated,
Panorama represents the promotional model that other companies aspire to be. DC
clubbing will never be the same.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 21, 2017, 12:00:06 pm
Barf.

Also, this reads like Panorama is a promoter, not a club owner.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on June 21, 2017, 12:07:01 pm
Will Anthem cannibalize 930 shows? Discuss.

only the shows that are too big for 930 but seth didn't have another option (echostage doesn't work for everything, and seth isn't the operator there... little incentive to use that anymore, i would think).

i'm wondering if ever a 930 show starts selling better than expected, will it ever be moved to Anthem?  and if an Anthem show's ticket sales are under-performing, will it be moved to 930?

#surprise!_not_at_the_club?

lol
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on June 21, 2017, 12:59:01 pm
i'm wondering if ever a 930 show starts selling better than expected, will it ever be moved to Anthem?  and if an Anthem show's ticket sales are under-performing, will it be moved to 930?

Excellent question and likely
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 21, 2017, 01:11:34 pm
Remember the time a Shins show and a Spoon show got combined and flipped to a Merriweather show and a pretty fair kerfuffle ensued? The User Curated HoF thread remembers!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: herman otto on June 21, 2017, 01:26:15 pm
i feel, acts that will be playing the anthem, would never set foot in the 930 . . . because of its size, and they think it's yucky and seedy.  and the beer selection.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 21, 2017, 01:28:03 pm
i feel, acts that will be playing the anthem, would never set foot in the 930 . . . because of its size, and they think it's yucky and seedy.  and the beer selection.
Other than possibly Lorde, every act announced so far for The Anthem have played 9:30 multiple times.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: herman otto on June 21, 2017, 01:31:11 pm
don't kill, my buzz.  after they play the anthem, they will never set foot in 930 again.  how, about that?  and still, the beer selection.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 21, 2017, 01:41:43 pm
I predict that Anthem will be voted the best small- to mid-sized venue in the country, bumping 9:30 down to #2.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 21, 2017, 01:45:29 pm
I still just want to say Seth is missing out on so much synergy not having Good Charlotte come and play their song The Anthem @ The Anthem.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Seth Hurwitz on June 21, 2017, 01:57:27 pm
i'm wondering if ever a 930 show starts selling better than expected, will it ever be moved to Anthem?  and if an Anthem show's ticket sales are under-performing, will it be moved to 930?

Excellent question and likely

wrong

we're asked to do that all the time now...when a show sells out sometimes they want us to move it to a bigger place

I say no

I don't believe in it for a number of reasons, mostly because that's not the promise we made when sold someone a ticket
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on June 21, 2017, 02:03:04 pm
LCD Friends With Benefits Presale tomorrow at 10:00 am.  Must use your FWB on the ticketfly site for tickets.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 21, 2017, 03:14:59 pm
I think as a show of solidarity, we should all wear our 9:30 club gear to the Foos.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on June 21, 2017, 03:24:16 pm
super excellent seats, non-transferable,

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/purchaseInfoImage/index/1509592  (https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/purchaseInfoImage/index/1509592)

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 21, 2017, 04:12:48 pm
Great news on Anthem reharding 930 shows not moving there...also, regarding the super seats


Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 21, 2017, 07:38:41 pm
LCD Friends With Benefits Presale tomorrow at 10:00 am.  Must use your FWB on the ticketfly site for tickets.
Any other details on this? just log in to tickfly at before 10 and people with the FWB email will be eligible ?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 21, 2017, 07:57:51 pm
Well the email is not enough..u nčed a fwb number


Fwb is becoming the best program of its kind...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 21, 2017, 08:03:10 pm
Presume supplies are limited to some degree.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on June 22, 2017, 09:14:50 am
So, FWB route or ticketmaster route? That is the question.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 22, 2017, 09:28:07 am
so I got a link from the LCD #verifiedfan thing...but when I go there, there is no where to put the code  and it says tix go on sale Friday?

also...the link goes to ticketfly...but the message says...
TODAY LCD Soundsystem tix powered by Ticketmaster #VerifiedFan for DC show! Get tix @ 10AM ET

but ticketmaster doesn't have the dc date?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on June 22, 2017, 09:40:04 am
I believe they'll update the ticketfly page just before 10.  That's my guess.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 22, 2017, 09:43:01 am
I believe TicketFly is also handling the Lorde presale today at 10...could be a lot of traffic for the site.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on June 22, 2017, 09:51:36 am
so I got a link from the LCD #verifiedfan thing...but when I go there, there is no where to put the code  and it says tix go on sale Friday?

also...the link goes to ticketfly...but the message says...
TODAY LCD Soundsystem tix powered by Ticketmaster #VerifiedFan for DC show! Get tix @ 10AM ET

but ticketmaster doesn't have the dc date?

Maybe ticketmaster will redirect to the ticketfly site?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 22, 2017, 09:55:54 am
I have no idea how this really works, but the way I made it right in my mind is that the band is linked to TicketMaster, and the venue is linked to TicketFly.  Rather than either side insisting on using their ticketing site for 100% of the sales, they split the presales across both sites.

This probably isn't the way it's really going down, it's just the only thing i could think of.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on June 22, 2017, 10:02:45 am
Smooth as butter.  Did the FWB route and it worked perfectly.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: fatskippy on June 22, 2017, 10:03:32 am
For LCD there are 2 options for the upgraded tickets- Tier B and Boxes. Is there a map or description of what the difference is between these 2 anywhere?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 22, 2017, 10:04:09 am
Promo code 000000xxxx has already been used.

What?!?  NO!!!!  IT HAS NOT!!!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Jesse on June 22, 2017, 10:06:01 am
Promo code 000000xxxx has already been used.

What?!?  NO!!!!  IT HAS NOT!!!

I had this same issue. I'm guessing it was because I used my FWB card to buy tickets Foo Fighters tickets last week
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 22, 2017, 10:06:19 am
got mine too!
did the VerifiedFan thing at Ticketfly and worked great.

also how does the FWB thing work?...did you get an email link?
sounds like you just put your FWB code in as the promo?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on June 22, 2017, 10:16:18 am

sounds like you just put your FWB code in as the promo?

Correct.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 22, 2017, 10:18:10 am
sounds like you just put your FWB code in as the promo?
Correct.
Most excellent...as Hutch said..best beny card I've ever owned
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on June 22, 2017, 10:22:18 am
Got tickets! Thanks for the FWB presale! So excited!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: herman otto on June 22, 2017, 10:24:04 am
I used Spotify presale, and got a ticket very easy.  Does anybody have a venue seating chart.  I got a box, row a, and want to see where my seat is, in relation to the stage sight line.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Here's the thing on June 22, 2017, 10:27:47 am
Promo code 000000xxxx has already been used.

What?!?  NO!!!!  IT HAS NOT!!!

Shoot! I had this too! Any way to help us?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 22, 2017, 10:47:22 am
If it is a help to anyone, there is also a Spotify pre-sale code for both Anthem shows on sale this morning.

Lorde:  SPEAKERS
LCD Soundsystem:  TEXTTHECOPS
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 22, 2017, 10:50:12 am
I bought a Lorde ticket.  First Anthem ticket purchased, though I doubt it will be my first show there since it is not until spring 2018.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on June 22, 2017, 10:58:29 am
I bought a Lorde ticket.  First Anthem ticket purchased, though I doubt it will be my first show there since it is not until spring 2018.

Thanks for the SPotify code, that worked for me!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 22, 2017, 11:02:44 am
Just pulled a verified fan ticket!  w00t!!!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on June 22, 2017, 11:09:46 am
Wasn't going to go to this show but I put in my FWB code and it said already been used.  Looks like scalpers are using these numbers?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on June 22, 2017, 11:27:39 am
i bought one through the verified fan presale, but figured i'd check my FwB code to see if someone used it...it worked, but said no tickets available
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on June 22, 2017, 11:49:42 am
i'm wondering if ever a 930 show starts selling better than expected, will it ever be moved to Anthem?  and if an Anthem show's ticket sales are under-performing, will it be moved to 930?

Excellent question and likely

wrong

we're asked to do that all the time now...when a show sells out sometimes they want us to move it to a bigger place

I say no

I don't believe in it for a number of reasons, mostly because that's not the promise we made when sold someone a ticket

I really appreciate this.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Here's the thing on June 22, 2017, 12:58:17 pm
i bought one through the verified fan presale, but figured i'd check my FwB code to see if someone used it...it worked, but said no tickets available

Hmm. I bet that is what happened. Seth and friends, is there a way to confirm that the FWB number matches the person who bought the ticket?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 22, 2017, 01:17:57 pm
Man a new low for scalpers Or idiot users
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 22, 2017, 01:23:06 pm
Imma guess user error.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 22, 2017, 02:26:22 pm
I agree with yada, you gotta put the right amount of zeros in front of your # and the scalper has to have your email address set up in ticketfly
so only likely cause was: used it for foos or PEBKAC
or there were truly no tix left
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on June 22, 2017, 03:01:23 pm
i'm wondering if ever a 930 show starts selling better than expected, will it ever be moved to Anthem?  and if an Anthem show's ticket sales are under-performing, will it be moved to 930?

Excellent question and likely

wrong

we're asked to do that all the time now...when a show sells out sometimes they want us to move it to a bigger place

I say no

I don't believe in it for a number of reasons, mostly because that's not the promise we made when sold someone a ticket

Thanks Seth, as fans and patrons, we appreciate that.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: fatskippy on June 23, 2017, 10:08:59 am
LCD super seats were not will call only. And a seating chart would be nice.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 23, 2017, 10:11:56 am
It is entirely possible that the seats haven't yet been installed.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 23, 2017, 10:13:47 am
It is entirely possible that the seats haven't yet been installed.

true, but I'm pretty darn sure they have a blueprint of what the inside will look like.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: fatskippy on June 23, 2017, 10:17:55 am
It is entirely possible that the seats haven't yet been installed.

They're selling reserved seats with section and seat numbers.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 23, 2017, 10:20:20 am
You get the best seats in the house, with no obstructions and excellent sound.  Everybody else has to stand.  What more do you want? 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 23, 2017, 10:21:28 am
Do you need to be on the right side within 50 feet of the bar, 25 feet of the restroom and spitting distance to the elevator?  If so, I'd hold off on buying any tickets.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: fatskippy on June 23, 2017, 10:24:20 am
You get the best seats in the house, with no obstructions and excellent sound.  Everybody else has to stand.  What more do you want?

To know where the seats I just paid a premium for are located. I don't think this is a weird ask.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 23, 2017, 10:31:55 am
You get the best seats in the house, with no obstructions and excellent sound.  Everybody else has to stand.  What more do you want?

To know where the seats I just paid a premium for are located. I don't think this is a weird ask.
it's not, but it's a slow news day
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on June 23, 2017, 10:45:08 am

Here is the view from your seats:

(https://i.axs.com/2017/03/lcd-soundsystem_03-27-17_7_58d97385ca40d.jpg)


(View From Your Seats (tm) is an approximation of your experience.  Your actual view may differ from what is shown here.)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 23, 2017, 12:13:29 pm
The first night of LCD Soundsystem sold out impressively fast.  Lorde hasn't yet.

Were they THIS red hot when, say, touring Sound of Silver?  Or were they buoyed by the hyped Madison Square Garden farewell and the ticketing frenzy it inspired?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: herman otto on June 23, 2017, 12:44:12 pm
everybody, wants to be cool.  lcd, is cool.  that guy from nirvana, is cool.  lorde, is not cool.  the, end.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: saintangelsin on June 23, 2017, 01:59:14 pm
The first night of LCD Soundsystem sold out impressively fast.  Lorde hasn't yet.

Were they THIS red hot when, say, touring Sound of Silver?  Or were they buoyed by the hyped Madison Square Garden farewell and the ticketing frenzy it inspired?

You said first night of LCD...so is there a second night in DC I'm unaware of? I couldn't afford tickets due to missing work from being sick. It would be awesome if they're doing a second night in DC. 

And to answer your question...when they played the club in spring 2007 it was a sold out show. The next time they played in the area was Day 1 of Virgin Fest in the early afternoon. I'd say they were hot, but not sure if it was the same hype we witnessed with the fairwell gigs six years ago at MSG.

I'm a bit surprised Lorde hasn't sold out yet. Then again, $100 a ticket and the show isn't until April of next year. Lots of crap can happen between now and then. It doesn't help that her album has only been out for a week. (It's a pretty great one actually. Whenever my sister and I are driving places, we got it up on full blast.)

If these tickets didn't go on sale until November, I would be biting as a crazy Christmas gift for my sister. Or if the show was way sooner like January, we'd be making plans. But right now, who can think of April 2018??? I know I can't.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 23, 2017, 05:36:01 pm
Yes, they are playing the 18th, too.  Tickets are not on sale yet as far as I can tell.

Also noticed this on Ticketfly:

(https://image-ticketfly.imgix.net/00/02/59/15/41-psxl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Kemosabe on June 26, 2017, 10:51:53 am
everybody, wants to be cool.  lcd, is cool.  that guy from nirvana, is cool.  lorde, is not cool.  the, end.
Foo Fighters were never cool. 

LCD Soundsystem were cool from around 2002 - 2005; a little less cool from 2006 - 2007; and definitely not cool from 2007 - present. 

Lorde seems pretty cool.  I need to listen to her music a bit more to better gauge her (musical) coolness. I do dig her visual aesthetic, and would consider it pretty "cool."
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 26, 2017, 10:54:35 am
everybody, wants to be cool.  lcd, is cool.  that guy from nirvana, is cool.  lorde, is not cool.  the, end.
Foo Fighters were never cool. 

LCD Soundsystem were cool from around 2002 - 2005; a little less cool from 2006 - 2007; and definitely not cool from 2007 - present. 

Lorde seems pretty cool.  I need to listen to her music a bit more to better gauge her (musical) coolness. I do dig her visual aesthetic, and would consider it pretty "cool."

good lord..what an ass!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 26, 2017, 11:00:11 am
Lorde seems pretty cool.
Are we certain this dipshit isn't Ardamus who has registered for a new name? His opinions certainly reek the same way.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Kemosabe on June 26, 2017, 11:04:06 am
Check your PMs Julian, I am most definitely not Ardamus.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 26, 2017, 11:13:44 am
Lorde seems pretty cool.
Are we certain this dipshit isn't Ardamus who has registered for a new name? His opinions certainly reek the same way.

you serious bro?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: BrettnotBritt on June 26, 2017, 12:36:32 pm
Yes, they are playing the 18th, too.  Tickets are not on sale yet as far as I can tell.

Also noticed this on Ticketfly:

(https://image-ticketfly.imgix.net/00/02/59/15/41-psxl.jpg)

Hmm.... already trying to strategize where to stand with my height-challenged wife for LCD.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 26, 2017, 01:03:04 pm
seth should transition the 930 club to a venue that expands from 100 attendees up to the current maximum to completely corner the market!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 26, 2017, 01:07:10 pm
seth should transition the 930 club to a venue that expands from 100 attendees up to the current maximum to completely corner the market!

On that topic, what's the most under-attended show you've seen at the 9:30? I think mine was Elextrafixion, the band that Ian and Will from Echo and the Bunnymen had before their reunion in 1997. They packed in the Black Cat in autumn of 1995, and I don't think the spring 1996 show was promoted at all. I think there were (maybe) 25 people there? Everyone that stayed was invited backstage afterwards. Super fun night.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 26, 2017, 01:08:02 pm
Dc live nation rip
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 26, 2017, 01:14:43 pm
seth should transition the 930 club to a venue that expands from 100 attendees up to the current maximum to completely corner the market!
I'm hearing Seth is becoming quite the expert on transitioning things. . .
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 26, 2017, 01:15:48 pm
On that topic, what's the most under-attended show you've seen at the 9:30?
There was a charity show with a bunch of DC bands (only one I can remember was Federico Aubele) and there was maybe 50 people in attendance. 2004 or 2005, IIRC.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on June 26, 2017, 01:22:39 pm
Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows tour. Maybe 40 people there. Band wasn't happy. Short, uninspired set. No encore.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 26, 2017, 01:27:34 pm
I am dreadful at estimating, but there didn't seem to be more than 150 people at a Beth Orton show a few years ago.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 26, 2017, 01:29:12 pm
Dean Ween Group a few years ago
Martin Sexton in 03 or 04

Max would be 200 for each of these...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 26, 2017, 01:31:09 pm
The Anthem website is up and running (beyond the bare-minimum layout):  http://www.theanthemdc.com/

As a person who drives to shows from Southern Maryland (even more south than Solomons Island), I need to figure out where the underground parking garage is relative to the Anthem.  I hope the garage will be open by October.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: TheREALHunter on June 26, 2017, 01:35:23 pm
Lee Fields a few years back, headlined an all day event, couldn't have been more than 50 people there if that.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 26, 2017, 01:36:20 pm
Who da fuq kaleo?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 26, 2017, 01:43:58 pm
Who da fuq kaleo?

Iceland's answer to the Black Keys.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on June 26, 2017, 04:22:35 pm
Hmm.... already trying to strategize where to stand with my height-challenged wife for LCD.

This brings up a question: Is the general admission floor raked or tiered? That would help tremendously, especially considering the size.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on June 26, 2017, 05:12:31 pm
soulwax 2007....probably 15 people



On that topic, what's the most under-attended show you've seen at the 9:30? I think mine was Elextrafixion, the band that Ian and Will from Echo and the Bunnymen had before their reunion in 1997. They packed in the Black Cat in autumn of 1995, and I don't think the spring 1996 show was promoted at all. I think there were (maybe) 25 people there? Everyone that stayed was invited backstage afterwards. Super fun night.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: AnalogFossa on June 26, 2017, 06:35:03 pm
everybody, wants to be cool.  lcd, is cool.  that guy from nirvana, is cool.  lorde, is not cool.  the, end.
Foo Fighters were never cool. 

LCD Soundsystem were cool from around 2002 - 2005; a little less cool from 2006 - 2007; and definitely not cool from 2007 - present. 

Lorde seems pretty cool.  I need to listen to her music a bit more to better gauge her (musical) coolness. I do dig her visual aesthetic, and would consider it pretty "cool."
Lorde seemed cool until she stated that she was channeling Bowie's spirit. I mean, I get it. We all say dumb shit in our teens. Its just now that our dumb shit is immortalized by the internet.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 26, 2017, 07:53:40 pm
soulwax 2007....probably 15 people



On that topic, what's the most under-attended show you've seen at the 9:30? I think mine was Elextrafixion, the band that Ian and Will from Echo and the Bunnymen had before their reunion in 1997. They packed in the Black Cat in autumn of 1995, and I don't think the spring 1996 show was promoted at all. I think there were (maybe) 25 people there? Everyone that stayed was invited backstage afterwards. Super fun night.

This is a shame.  Soulwax are great.  I dig their new album a lot.  I guess they would play...U Street?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 26, 2017, 07:58:17 pm
soulwax 2007....probably 15 people
On that topic, what's the most under-attended show you've seen at the 9:30? I think mine was Elextrafixion, the band that Ian and Will from Echo and the Bunnymen had before their reunion in 1997. They packed in the Black Cat in autumn of 1995, and I don't think the spring 1996 show was promoted at all. I think there were (maybe) 25 people there? Everyone that stayed was invited backstage afterwards. Super fun night.

This is a shame.  Soulwax are great.  I dig their new album a lot.  I guess they would play...U Street?
man I love 2manydjs
if I was in town 16 people would have been there
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on June 26, 2017, 08:18:42 pm
They did the Nite Versions album in full that night...

Hutch: They opened the show as 2manydjs  8)


soulwax 2007....probably 15 people



On that topic, what's the most under-attended show you've seen at the 9:30? I think mine was Elextrafixion, the band that Ian and Will from Echo and the Bunnymen had before their reunion in 1997. They packed in the Black Cat in autumn of 1995, and I don't think the spring 1996 show was promoted at all. I think there were (maybe) 25 people there? Everyone that stayed was invited backstage afterwards. Super fun night.

This is a shame.  Soulwax are great.  I dig their new album a lot.  I guess they would play...U Street?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 27, 2017, 07:46:43 am
Hutch: They opened the show as 2manydjs  8)

for the record Hutch ≠ Sidehatch
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on June 27, 2017, 08:11:24 am
stop screwing with your names then....  ;D ;D ;D

Hutch: They opened the show as 2manydjs  8)

for the record Hutch ≠ Sidehatch
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: betao on June 27, 2017, 08:41:10 am
The Mission in 2013 was probably the lowest attended 9:30 show I've seen. Maybe a couple hundred people there?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 27, 2017, 08:58:47 am
Is there a QOTSA presale today?  Anyone have a code?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 27, 2017, 03:29:28 pm
Is there a QOTSA presale today?  Anyone have a code?
The Ticketfly link has "promo code" box, so I'm assuming so... but... again, I didn't receive an email.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 27, 2017, 03:54:09 pm
The code is FEETDONTFAILME.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on June 28, 2017, 01:06:04 pm
"QOTSA will not sell out the Anthem.  there will be tickets available day-of."

discuss.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 28, 2017, 01:47:32 pm
"QOTSA will not sell out the Anthem.  there will be tickets available day-of."

discuss.

I predict solid attendance. But not sure of a sell-out. I am thinking probably not. At least not until very close to the show. Given their recent setlists, I'm underwhelmed with the song selection. I'm sure they'll do more new tunes once the LP is released, but in reality, the overlap of songs with the last tour seems incredibly high.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 28, 2017, 02:09:53 pm
I predict sellout....most
peeps dont follow setlists and its been a long time since they played dc...merriweather on a week night is hard for va and dc folk...also peeps eill want to do anthem as a destination in it of itself
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 28, 2017, 02:15:40 pm
Remember also that with adjustable capacity evrrything can sell out
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: notme on June 28, 2017, 02:51:40 pm
qotsa tickets will $10 out front day of show. foo fighters have sucked since the late 90's
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on June 28, 2017, 02:54:01 pm
qotsa tickets will $10 out front day of show. foo fighters have sucked since the late 90's
Just clicking through your 30 most recent posts: you really should change your username to killjoy.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Kemosabe on June 28, 2017, 02:58:58 pm
qotsa tickets will $10 out front day of show. foo fighters have sucked since the late 90's
FF have sucked since the mid-90s. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 28, 2017, 03:18:31 pm
LOOKING FORWARD TO CHEAP TICKETS TO ALL ANTHEM SHOWS.
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Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on June 28, 2017, 03:52:54 pm
qotsa tickets will $10 out front day of show. foo fighters have sucked since the late 90's
Just clicking through your 30 most recent posts: you really should change your username to killjoy.
+1
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on June 28, 2017, 04:43:44 pm
Remember also that with adjustable capacity evrrything can sell out

everything can be made to feel like a sell-out.

but because the show feels like a sell-out doesn't mean it is a sell-out.

my point is that QOTSA won't sell 6000 tickets.  but certainly more than 1200 so it makes sense to have them play Anthem.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on June 29, 2017, 10:31:04 am
I feel like there was a lot more than 6000 people at Merriweather, but I also wouldn't be surprised if there weren't. So.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on June 29, 2017, 11:09:23 am
I feel like there was a lot more than 6000 people at Merriweather, but I also wouldn't be surprised if there weren't. So.

St. Vincent was on the bill though. I saw them a couple nights later at the Mann Center Skyline Stage in Philly. I think capacity was around 4,000, maybe slightly more. I still think it'll be a stretch for them to pack in 6,000. But they'll come relatively close.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on June 29, 2017, 03:55:14 pm
The ticket I bought for Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile says general-admission seating.  So I guess the Anthem will do entirely seated shows.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on June 29, 2017, 04:35:05 pm
The ticket I bought for Courtney Barnett + Kurt Vile says general-admission seating.  So I guess the Anthem will do entirely seated shows.

well chairs are a must for Kurt Vile & the Lice..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on June 30, 2017, 10:34:58 am
Hey there, Seth!

Just bought seats to QOTSA. They're way up on the 3rd deck. Sounds scary.  How good/bad will the sound and sight lines be?

Can't wait to check the new venue out.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on June 30, 2017, 10:54:51 am
damn... posts are being deleted, eh?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: herman otto on June 30, 2017, 01:11:47 pm
Goo goo g' joob
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on July 11, 2017, 09:45:57 am
Kind of surprised some of these shows not sold out yet
Lorde
QOTSA
Phoenix
Courtney and lice
St Vincent

I think if any of them play Echo or DAR, probably would have sold out
(I know it's bigger...how much exactly?)


Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: herman otto on July 11, 2017, 10:08:55 am
Location'd
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on July 11, 2017, 10:32:09 am
Kind of surprised some of these shows not sold out yet
Lorde
QOTSA
Phoenix
Courtney and lice
St Vincent

I think if any of them play Echo or DAR, probably would have sold out
(I know it's bigger...how much exactly?)

Don't know about you, but gone are the days when I could outright buy tickets to all the shows I want to see when they go on sale. This shit's getting expensive.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on July 11, 2017, 11:20:07 am
Kind of surprised some of these shows not sold out yet
Lorde
QOTSA
Phoenix
Courtney and lice
St Vincent

I think if any of them play Echo or DAR, probably would have sold out
(I know it's bigger...how much exactly?)

Don't know about you, but gone are the days when I could outright buy tickets to all the shows I want to see when they go on sale. This shit's getting expensive.

+1 

There are a couple on that list that I'd like to go to but they are just too much for me.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on July 11, 2017, 11:26:31 am
With such a huge range in capacity (2,500 - 6,000), I wonder if the era of the sellout is gone for most of those bands.  I suppose they have to configure the space for a certain crowd size at some point (the day before?).

Maybe selling out the Anthem just happens when you reach that negotiated size...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on August 06, 2017, 09:12:13 pm
surprisingly high number of shows are not sold out
if these were at Dar/Echo...I would have thought the tickets would be sold out first day available
It's honestly an impressive Fall/winter run (has to have an impact on 930's typically fantastic fall winter run)
I'm excited for the new venue have tix to three of these shows...probably two more


•  Thursday, 12 October 2017 - Foo Fighters and the Struts - sold out
• Saturday, 14 October 2017 - Kaleo, ZZ Ward, and Wilder - buy tickets
• Monday, 16 October 2017 - Phoenix - buy tickets
• Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - LCD Soundsystem - sold out
• Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - LCD Soundsystem - buy tickets
• Friday, 20 October 2017 - Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood - sold out
• Saturday, 21 October 2017 - Zedd with Grey and Lophiile - buy tickets
• Monday, 23 October 2017 - the War on Drugs - buy tickets
• Friday, 27 October 2017 - the Head and the Heart and Phosphorescent - buy tickets
• Saturday, 28 October 2017 - Primus and Clutch - buy tickets
• Thursday, 2 November 2017 - the Shins and Baio - buy tickets
• Saturday, 4 November 2017 - Griz - buy tickets
• Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice - buy tickets
• Wednesday, 8 November 2017 - Grizzly Bear and SerpentWithFeet - buy tickets
• Saturday, 11 November 2017 - Tegan & Sara - The Con 10th Anniversary acoustic tour -
• Friday, 24 November 2017 - Odesza, Sofi Tukker, and Louis Futon - buy tickets
• Monday, 27 November 2017 - St. Vincent - buy tickets
• Tuesday, 5 December 2017 - the National - buy tickets
• Saturday, 16 December 2017 - O.A.R. - buy tickets
• Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - the Killers - buy tickets
• Sunday, 8 April 2018 - Lorde - buy tickets
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on August 06, 2017, 10:41:28 pm
Two more what????



I wanna see phoenix bad..That will be awesome...nrw lp is the best
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on August 07, 2017, 10:29:08 am
Two more what????
I wanna see phoenix bad..That will be awesome...nrw lp is the best
Phoenix and st vincent

these two I'm also interested in
the War on Drugs
the Head and the Heart and Phosphorescent
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 07, 2017, 10:32:36 am
Part of me wants to see that Phoenix show but going up there three times in a week (already have tickets for Foo Fighters and LCD) seems excessive.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on August 07, 2017, 10:36:40 am
Part of me wants to see that Phoenix show but going up there three times in a week (already have tickets for Foo Fighters and LCD) seems excessive.
I know I got tix to LCD...a little excited, but would rather see phoenix the next night
not sure two nights in a row is gonna be in the budget and would like to trade someone for the LCD tix (and of course there is a second date that hasn't sold out...so ticket value is below face)


Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bagley on August 07, 2017, 10:42:29 am
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/06/business/media/anthem-seth-hurwitz-concert-promoter.html?ref=business
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on August 07, 2017, 10:53:33 am
nice inside shot
(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/08/07/business/07PROMOTER4-WEB/07PROMOTER4-WEB-superJumbo.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on August 07, 2017, 11:00:35 am
Oh so, that's what the photo shoot was for at the Gorillaz. My pics are better.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on August 07, 2017, 11:02:34 am
I dont think article manages to convey imps links with the community or many of the things it does...the anniversary parties, exhibit, fwb program...the fact 930 club has won club of year for years...article does not quite explain it...also in its market i think imp is killing live nation but article is focused on an almost struggle to survive....

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on August 07, 2017, 11:05:19 am
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/06/business/media/anthem-seth-hurwitz-concert-promoter.html?ref=business
NY Times continues to practice shoddy journalism. Refuses to ask hard questions about walrus rumours. Sad! Failing NY Times continues to carry the water for liberal elites like Hurwitz. Very unfair!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on August 07, 2017, 11:06:18 am
Money quote:

“I just don’t want to remind people that we’re here to take their money,” he said. “I mean, we are, but we don’t need to remind them of that.”
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on August 07, 2017, 11:06:41 am
P.S. I will give you all of my money.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on August 07, 2017, 11:11:05 am
Article also does not explain how much IMP growth has mirrorred the gRowth and change in the area


It is Ok article but no great shakes
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on August 24, 2017, 11:13:34 am
Finally can use FWB points for Anthem.....takes 1000 or 2000 points depending on ticket face value...I put in a request for Phoenix...love the new album...


Look fwd to my first show there!!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on August 29, 2017, 01:26:55 pm
Will there be a Spoon headlining show at Anthem in early December?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 05, 2017, 12:37:50 pm
Has anyone gotten tickets for any opening week shows yet?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on September 05, 2017, 01:17:43 pm
Has anyone gotten tickets for any opening week shows yet?

I've only received my VIP lanyards for a few of the shows at this point, the others should be arriving soon is my guess.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on September 05, 2017, 01:50:41 pm
for foos: tix scheduled to be sent 9/21
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on September 19, 2017, 12:08:22 pm
Any word on what the food options will be at The Anthem?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 19, 2017, 12:14:19 pm
Any word on what the food options will be at The Anthem?
No, they will not have your beloved Chipotle.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on September 19, 2017, 12:35:10 pm
I was hoping for cupcakes!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on September 19, 2017, 01:37:20 pm
I haven't eaten Chipotle for probably six months, had it today and shit myself within 10 minutes.

What is it about their food that it rips right through a person? I plan to not eat there for another six months.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 19, 2017, 01:46:34 pm
What is it about their food that it rips right through a person?
According to excontradiction, it's the healthiness purging fake foods from your body.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on September 19, 2017, 01:48:58 pm
I haven't eaten Chipotle for probably six months, had it today and shit myself within 10 minutes.

What is it about their food that it rips right through a person? I plan to not eat there for another six months.

Are you looking for an anthem for your situation?

I'd suggest "Enjoy" by the Descendents, "My Many Smells" by the Dead Milkmen, and "When the Shit Hits the Fan" by the Circle Jerks.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on September 19, 2017, 02:07:44 pm
I haven't eaten Chipotle for probably six months, had it today and shit myself within 10 minutes.

What is it about their food that it rips right through a person? I plan to not eat there for another six months.

Usually, it's Salmonella.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on September 19, 2017, 02:30:24 pm
I haven't eaten Chipotle for probably six months, had it today and shit myself within 10 minutes.

What is it about their food that it rips right through a person? I plan to not eat there for another six months.

Usually, it's Salmonella.

Does Salmonella happen within 10 to 15 minutes?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 19, 2017, 02:38:39 pm
Apparently their new queso isn't going over very well (http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/19/investing/chipotle-queso-goldman-sachs/index.html) . . .
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 19, 2017, 02:39:12 pm
MODS, please change the title, this is excontradiction's erotic Chipotle fanfic thread now.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on September 19, 2017, 03:37:44 pm
I haven't eaten Chipotle for probably six months, had it today and shit myself within 10 minutes.

What is it about their food that it rips right through a person? I plan to not eat there for another six months.

Usually, it's Salmonella.



Does Salmonella happen within 10 to 15 minutes?

Yes. Salmonella and E-Coli are usually the quickest trips to diarrhea planet, imho
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on September 19, 2017, 04:15:52 pm
Food Food 2 2
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on September 19, 2017, 06:17:33 pm
Hasnt chipotle been in the news a lot for sanitary issues??
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on September 26, 2017, 06:28:10 pm
Free F&F Anthem shows, Sunday 10/8, Tuesday 10/10; check your emails.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on September 27, 2017, 02:23:10 am
Free F&F Anthem shows, Sunday 10/8, Tuesday 10/10; check your emails.

for those of us who are friends without benefits: what shows are these?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on September 27, 2017, 08:40:25 am
Free F&F Anthem shows, Sunday 10/8, Tuesday 10/10; check your emails.

for those of us who are friends without benefits: what shows are these?

Chelly the MC
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on September 27, 2017, 09:31:54 am
White Ford Pinto
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on September 27, 2017, 10:40:32 am
Free F&F Anthem shows, Sunday 10/8, Tuesday 10/10; check your emails.

For some reason I'm not getting any of these FWB e-mails. Bummer.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on September 27, 2017, 02:26:52 pm
Free F&F Anthem shows, Sunday 10/8, Tuesday 10/10; check your emails.

For some reason I'm not getting any of these FWB e-mails. Bummer.
join the club brother...couldn't think of two 930friendly guys out there..jez Louise
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on September 27, 2017, 03:09:40 pm
Free F&F Anthem shows, Sunday 10/8, Tuesday 10/10; check your emails.

For some reason I'm not getting any of these FWB e-mails. Bummer.
join the club brother...couldn't think of to 930friendly guys out there..jez Louise
That's pretty odd. I only get FWB e-mails telling me how many points I have.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on September 27, 2017, 08:53:18 pm
Has anyone received an Anthem ticket in the mail yet?  I received my Lorde ticket over a month ago, but ones for Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, the Shins, Courtney Barnett, the Killers, etc. haven't arrived or even shipped yet.

I guess I need to get with the times and switch to the print-at-home option, lol.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: herman otto on September 27, 2017, 08:56:04 pm
No ticket for lcd, yet.

anthem'd.

I, still need to know where to park; where to run, from.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on September 27, 2017, 09:31:14 pm
I am going to work Anthem as an "usher" .....I hope I can still post here cause I love this board.... it seems like a good ideam. If i should cancel my posting lemme know...at st etienne and tbey are playin my fave song silvie gotta run
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 28, 2017, 08:22:18 am
Has anyone received an Anthem ticket in the mail yet?  I received my Lorde ticket over a month ago, but ones for Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, the Shins, Courtney Barnett, the Killers, etc. haven't arrived or even shipped yet.

I guess I need to get with the times and switch to the print-at-home option, lol.
LCD SS ticket is here. Foo Fighters are not.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on September 28, 2017, 02:25:50 pm
Free Anthem shows, 10/8 and 10/10 for (some) F&F Members. Check your emails.

Any new details on this?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on September 28, 2017, 04:40:46 pm
I didn't get my LCD?  (although I did get the CD)
at least I hope I didn't
I thought it was odd that I could do the Lyte thing if I already received hard tix...so my assumption is those tix were not lost in my poor management of important documents
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on September 28, 2017, 04:43:15 pm
So tired of hearing about the anthem.  Why can't those guys just stick to sports?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on September 28, 2017, 05:56:25 pm
Hm.

https://dc101.iheart.com/content/2017-09-28-foo-fanthem-special-foo-fighters-performance-at-the-anthem/?j=1155545&l=5122_HTML&mid=1071979
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on September 28, 2017, 05:57:30 pm
Hm.

https://dc101.iheart.com/content/2017-09-28-foo-fanthem-special-foo-fighters-performance-at-the-anthem/?j=1155545&l=5122_HTML&mid=1071979

Yeah. is this a full capacity show, or a handful of folks?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on September 29, 2017, 06:35:42 am
Is metro going to be a realistic option for getting home after an anthem show? Missing the train once will be one too many times.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on September 29, 2017, 09:10:24 am
Is metro going to be a realistic option for getting home after an anthem show? Missing the train once will be one too many times.

#uberpool
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 29, 2017, 09:42:21 am
Is metro going to be a realistic option for getting home after an anthem show? Missing the train once will be one too many times.

#uberpool
Uber is for the poor. If you can’t afford a car service, you shouldn’t be going to concerts.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on September 29, 2017, 09:55:11 am
Why would I want somebody else's pool? I already have my own pool!

But seriously, I've never ubered or lyfted. I did skype once, but found it to be entirely underwhelming.

Do we need an Anthem Designated Driver / Carpool Thread?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on September 29, 2017, 09:56:22 am
Is metro going to be a realistic option for getting home after an anthem show? Missing the train once will be one too many times.

#uberpool
Uber is for the poor. If you can’t afford a car service, you shouldn’t be going to concerts.

Imagine! Leaving the AMG at home and sitting in the back of a stranger's mazda?!?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on September 29, 2017, 10:11:08 am
Why would I want somebody else's pool? I already have my own pool!

But seriously, I've never ubered or lyfted. I did skype once, but found it to be entirely underwhelming.

Do we need an Anthem Designated Driver / Carpool Thread?

wut?? Uber'd once if your life?

I would never Uberpool myself (i've done it once), but you can most likely get home for under $10 using that service.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on September 29, 2017, 10:49:50 am
But seriously, I've never ubered or lyfted.
you either don't drink or take intoxicants when you watch live music ....or just like to drive fucked up and put the rest of the world in grave danger for your inability to use one of the easiest technologies out there

I really fucking hate people who get fucked up and drive...just so the can save $30

DC cabs SUCK ASS so bad, I can't tell you how nice Uber and all the other services have been
plus when you are a little knockered, you don't have to even worry about paying the driver, you just get out and go on your way

also...I was commuting for a little while into DC and Uberpool and Lyftline are great
I'm a social guy and can't stand the metro or the bus where literately no one talks to anyone
obviously not the kind of service for you elites, but it almost always was an enjoyable experience for me
can't stand all you people with headphones ignoring the rest of society that is right next to you...be social people
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on September 29, 2017, 10:55:02 am
You sound so charming, hard it imagine people wouldn't want to talk to you.

When I go to a show, I get there early and have one or maybe two drinks if its a late show.  I don't need to get wasted to enjoy myself.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on September 29, 2017, 11:00:51 am
You sound so charming, hard it imagine people wouldn't want to talk to you.

When I go to a show, I get there early and have one or maybe two drinks if its a late show.  I don't need to get wasted to enjoy myself.

i heard walky needs a new AA sponsor, you may fit the bill.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 29, 2017, 11:56:32 am
you either don't drink or take intoxicants when you watch live music ....
He's usually tripping on 100% pure, Colombian Chipotle.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on September 29, 2017, 11:59:26 am
You sound so charming, hard it imagine people wouldn't want to talk to you.

When I go to a show, I get there early and have one or maybe two drinks if its a late show.  I don't need to get wasted to enjoy myself.

Some Boardies are just super colorful on here...in person they're great, and Sidehatch is one of them. He's worth meeting and hanging with.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on September 29, 2017, 12:04:56 pm
You sound so charming, hard it imagine people wouldn't want to talk to you.

When I go to a show, I get there early and have one or maybe two drinks if its a late show.  I don't need to get wasted to enjoy myself.

Some Boardies are just super colorful on here...in person they're great, and Sidehatch is one of them. He's worth meeting and hanging with.

he actually still owes me a few beers.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on September 29, 2017, 12:40:56 pm
You sound so charming, hard it imagine people wouldn't want to talk to you.

When I go to a show, I get there early and have one or maybe two drinks if its a late show.  I don't need to get wasted to enjoy myself.

Some Boardies are just super colorful on here...in person they're great, and Sidehatch is one of them. He's worth meeting and hanging with.
I also have met the Hatch and he was lovely. Don't let the similarity of his name to Hutch throw you off.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on September 29, 2017, 01:19:42 pm
I also have met the Hatch and he was lovely. Don't let the similarity of his name to Hutch throw you off.

Agreed. I find his clutching of LPs at concerts to be rather endearing...one of these days, I hope he'll do a slide show for us of some of his most treasured autographs.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on September 29, 2017, 01:29:46 pm
I'm actually quite grateful for all of you. I was just engaging in some jovial ribbing that seems to be popular among the newer generations.  I look forward to meeting all of you hatches, hutches and hootches at some point...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: notme on September 29, 2017, 02:15:13 pm
who listens to dc101? who listens to iheartradio?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on September 29, 2017, 02:32:27 pm
I dont know much about uberpool but it costs sidehatch $2 to go 20 miles with it so sounds pretty cheap...

I will add that sidehatch does not seem concerned about how much I have had to drink when I give him a ride home after shows....even from baltimore!! In fact he usually thanks me...

I wish he didnt drunk passenger home though cause it is boring when he passes out in car
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 02, 2017, 10:39:18 am
Can you still get your birthday cupcake at The Anthem?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 02, 2017, 10:58:58 am
I hope so - I missed out on getting it at 930 this year.  Though I hope they give me a fresh one.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 02, 2017, 02:06:05 pm
So............ I haven't seen my friends with benefits card since the whole benefit started, however, it says to bring this card for the VIP gathering next week.

What shall I do?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 02, 2017, 02:16:35 pm
But seriously, I've never ubered or lyfted.
you either don't drink or take intoxicants when you watch live music ....or just like to drive fucked up and put the rest of the world in grave danger for your inability to use one of the easiest technologies out there

I really fucking hate people who get fucked up and drive...just so the can save $30

DC cabs SUCK ASS so bad, I can't tell you how nice Uber and all the other services have been
plus when you are a little knockered, you don't have to even worry about paying the driver, you just get out and go on your way

also...I was commuting for a little while into DC and Uberpool and Lyftline are great
I'm a social guy and can't stand the metro or the bus where literately no one talks to anyone
obviously not the kind of service for you elites, but it almost always was an enjoyable experience for me
can't stand all you people with headphones ignoring the rest of society that is right next to you...be social people

I hate when adults think they have to get "fucked up" to enjoy a music show. If you need to get fucked up to assist your enjoyment, maybe the band isn't that good.

I've also never ubered, lyfted, skyped, and in falling in line with Tom Brady, drank a cup of coffee.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 02, 2017, 02:21:36 pm
So............ I haven't seen my friends with benefits card since the whole benefit started, however, it says to bring this card for the VIP gathering next week.

What shall I do?

Give your points to me.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 02, 2017, 02:24:42 pm
So............ I haven't seen my friends with benefits card since the whole benefit started, however, it says to bring this card for the VIP gathering next week.

What shall I do?

Give your points to me.

My assumption is I don't have very many points.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 02, 2017, 02:27:13 pm
Likely correct.

So I received an email about getting my tix to the soft opening. Not quite the same as actually getting the tickets. Baby steps, I guess.

They also want everyone there on time. Gonna be tough but will do my best.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 02, 2017, 02:31:12 pm
So............ I haven't seen my friends with benefits card since the whole benefit started, however, it says to bring this card for the VIP gathering next week.

What shall I do?

https://friends.930.com/forgot.action
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: JohnnyBaconbitz on October 02, 2017, 04:18:00 pm
Likely correct.

So I received an email about getting my tix to the soft opening. Not quite the same as actually getting the tickets. Baby steps, I guess.

They also want everyone there on time. Gonna be tough but will do my best.

Sooooooo any ideas on who we might see?

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 02, 2017, 05:11:09 pm
I'm still waiting for my confirmation email. Between that, the Petty news and the Vegas massacre, I'm a twisted ball of gaaaaaah!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on October 02, 2017, 05:42:26 pm
i didn't get a confirmation about the soft opening. Guess I didn't get picked?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 02, 2017, 07:46:06 pm
Likely correct.

So I received an email about getting my tix to the soft opening. Not quite the same as actually getting the tickets. Baby steps, I guess.

They also want everyone there on time. Gonna be tough but will do my best.

Sooooooo any ideas on who we might see?

Was gonna say 'Well it won't be Tom Petty' but I thought it too insensitive.  Then I checked out the 'Dropping' thread.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: blipvurt on October 02, 2017, 08:47:11 pm
No soft open ticket confirmation email for me yet. Should I assume they've all been sent and I'm screwed?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 02, 2017, 09:03:37 pm
I'm sure they're just saving the primo seats for us, right?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 02, 2017, 11:20:31 pm
Has anyone gotten their Foo Fighters tickets yet? Is this will-call only?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: herman otto on October 02, 2017, 11:57:50 pm
still, no lcd ticket for me.  but I am not worried.  I finally discovered they have an easy parking garage there, and the hotel in the wharf area waterfront.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 03, 2017, 06:01:14 am
Likely correct.

So I received an email about getting my tix to the soft opening. Not quite the same as actually getting the tickets. Baby steps, I guess.

They also want everyone there on time. Gonna be tough but will do my best.

I've received nothing except the original email where I picked the day and number of tickets I'd like. The confirmation screen after clicking submit was just that, that the form had been submitted. I've gotten nothing since. 

Did anyone get a confirmation email after the original submission?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 03, 2017, 06:04:12 am
Has anyone gotten their Foo Fighters tickets yet? Is this will-call only?

I've gotten nothing.  If it is will call only for 6000 people that's gonna be a shit show next Thursday.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 03, 2017, 07:11:26 am
Likely correct.

So I received an email about getting my tix to the soft opening. Not quite the same as actually getting the tickets. Baby steps, I guess.

They also want everyone there on time. Gonna be tough but will do my best.

I've received nothing except the original email where I picked the day and number of tickets I'd like. The confirmation screen after clicking submit was just that, that the form had been submitted. I've gotten nothing since. 

Did anyone get a confirmation email after the original submission?

No foo ticket arrival yet;
received soft opening email confirmation for the Tuesday soft open event;
scouting parking options
Rocktober
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 03, 2017, 07:25:47 am
Looking for parking options as well. Not sure what parking at the wharf will cost (guessing it'll be bad). Guess that's another reason to get down there early (you're welcome, Seth).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 03, 2017, 07:37:45 am
Looking for parking options as well. Not sure what parking at the wharf will cost (guessing it'll be bad). Guess that's another reason to get down there early (you're welcome, Seth).

 https://www.parkme.com/lot/99759/lot-882-the-wharf-washington-d-c-dc   (https://www.parkme.com/lot/99759/lot-882-the-wharf-washington-d-c-dc)  ??

This seems like something, $15...on spothero... 1101 4th St. SW - Waterfront Station West Garage, but ends at midnight....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 03, 2017, 09:59:08 am
Got my QOTSA ticket. No Foo ticket yet.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mekmad on October 03, 2017, 10:02:02 am
Got my QOTSA ticket. No Foo ticket yet.

When did you get your QOTSA ticket?  Still haven't gotten that yet.  Or foos.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 03, 2017, 10:16:21 am
Got my QOTSA ticket. No Foo ticket yet.

When did you get your QOTSA ticket?  Still haven't gotten that yet.  Or foos.

Yesterday. It was one of the only good things that happened yesterday.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 03, 2017, 10:52:20 am
Certificate of Occupancy, Anthem and Garage.

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/10/02/trader-joes-takes-over-and-the-anthem-can-open-a.html  (https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/10/02/trader-joes-takes-over-and-the-anthem-can-open-a.html)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 03, 2017, 01:59:32 pm
Free Bacon Brothers concert 10/12:
http://dcist.com/2017/10/the_wharf_opening.php
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: notme on October 03, 2017, 02:39:25 pm
for the foo fighters show all 6000 people will have to line up outside single file while a cart manned by 2 anthem employees goes down the line and checks your id against the ticket list. they will then put a wrist band on you. you will also have to put your cell phone in a special bag that locks so you cannot use it during the show.  after the show all 6000 people will line up to have their cell phone bag unlocked.  have fun.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 03, 2017, 02:42:23 pm
for the foo fighters show all 6000 people will have to line up outside single file while a cart manned by 2 anthem employees goes down the line and checks your id against the ticket list. they will then put a wrist band on you. you will also have to put your cell phone in a special bag that locks so you cannot use it during the show.  after the show all 6000 people will line up to have their cell phone bag unlocked.  have fun.

(https://skidrowgamesreloaded.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/PWND.jpg)

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 03, 2017, 10:36:44 pm
So did I get blacklisted for the soft opening on Sunday that I signed up for because I started the thread on the set times?

Still haven't gotten an email about it and you all have.  Boo hoo.

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Unsanity on October 04, 2017, 04:48:48 am
So did I get blacklisted for the soft opening on Sunday that I signed up for because I started the thread on the set times?

Still haven't gotten an email about it and you all have.  Boo hoo.



You are not alone. I too am SOL on the soft opening methinks!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on October 04, 2017, 09:15:46 am
So did I get blacklisted for the soft opening on Sunday that I signed up for because I started the thread on the set times?

Still haven't gotten an email about it and you all have.  Boo hoo.



You are not alone. I too am SOL on the soft opening methinks!

same
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 04, 2017, 09:24:37 am
Yep
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 04, 2017, 09:51:51 am
some very unhappy people on the foo fighters/anthem faxcebook event page. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 04, 2017, 10:07:03 am
some very unhappy people on the foo fighters/anthem faxcebook event page.
Is there even any clarity on if we're getting tickets mailed or its will-call only?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 04, 2017, 10:07:43 am
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Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 04, 2017, 10:07:49 am
 d
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 04, 2017, 10:40:19 am
some very unhappy people on the foo fighters/anthem faxcebook event page.
Is there even any clarity on if we're getting tickets mailed or its will-call only?

Clarity, no. But i think its snailmail paper tix.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: savoytruffle on October 04, 2017, 11:57:51 am
So, I also registered for one of the soft opening shows but I didn't get a confirmation email that some did earlier this week (in terms of people I know who registered it seems like about 50/50 in terms of getting that email or not).  I went ahead and shot the Anthem a message on Facebook asking them what was up and they wrote back: 

"If you filled out the FWB form for 10/8 and/or 10/10, you will be receiving Print at Home tickets from Ticketfly a few days before the event"

So I'm guessing this means that as long as you were able to fill out the form before it sold out then you will be getting tickets, even if you didn't get the email confirmation.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 04, 2017, 01:44:41 pm
Not sure if it's relevant, but it doesn't show up under "My Orders" in my ticketfly account.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 04, 2017, 03:44:03 pm
I didn't get any sort of confirmation email about the FWB event either....I can't even find the original email in my inbox, heh
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 04, 2017, 03:45:53 pm
I'm hanging my hopes on this: 

"If you filled out the FWB form for 10/8 and/or 10/10, you will be receiving Print at Home tickets from Ticketfly a few days before the event"
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 04, 2017, 03:58:34 pm
still, no lcd ticket for me.
just got my LCD and CourtneyB/vile tix
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 04, 2017, 05:55:48 pm
Confirmed for Sunday!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: TheREALHunter on October 04, 2017, 06:04:12 pm
More tickets dropped for Foo Fighters on the 12th

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1505739
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Here's the thing on October 04, 2017, 06:31:41 pm
Any guesses on the bands for the soft opening, People? How about the set times?🙂

Thanks for the invite, Seth. Congratulations on the new place.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 04, 2017, 06:58:31 pm
I still think White Ford Bronco...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: blipvurt on October 04, 2017, 07:04:37 pm
Confirmed for Sunday!

You got an email today? Nice! Still radio silence on my end.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on October 04, 2017, 07:12:58 pm
They sent out the email confirmation around 6 pm
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 04, 2017, 07:46:48 pm
Ex Hex?


Trying to think local....

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 04, 2017, 07:49:06 pm
Justin Jones?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 04, 2017, 07:55:08 pm
I mean logically it should be someone local and probably a friend of IMP...think Trouble Funk
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 04, 2017, 07:57:19 pm
Bob Mould has both connections to club and Foos...on same bill at Foos event October 7
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 04, 2017, 08:03:12 pm
Another big local friend is on a big US tour, will be touring southeast at the time,and has window open October 8, 9, and 10...They are also headlining Anthem NYE
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 04, 2017, 08:55:56 pm
Soja, OAR, and Clutch are all local I suppose....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: JohnnyBaconbitz on October 04, 2017, 09:07:09 pm
I just found out that I have to be in NYC for work on 10/17 - so I have to unload my 2 LCD tix and buy 10/18

Anyone need night one - or have a pair to trade?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 04, 2017, 09:20:33 pm
i wasn't blacklisted! i got an email this afternoon.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 04, 2017, 10:20:20 pm
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 04, 2017, 10:21:18 pm
Yea i checked out their schedule..its possible
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Unsanity on October 05, 2017, 05:01:23 am
I got an email as well, finally! I'll be there Sunday!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 05, 2017, 09:25:01 am
I mean logically it should be someone local and probably a friend of IMP...think Trouble Funk

I'm not invited to this event, but Trouble Funk would make me really happy if that was the choice.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on October 05, 2017, 09:31:54 am
I got mine too! Be there on Sunday!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 05, 2017, 10:47:12 am
Which night is the surprise Fugazi reunion show?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Jerrinna on October 05, 2017, 12:12:09 pm
Quick question to anyone in the know...I was actually thinking of bringing my seven old son to the soft opening on Sunday.  Is it safe to assume that its an all-ages show? 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 12:19:56 pm
I seem to recall the invite mentioning something about a free pacifico to all attendees over 21.  The implication is that there will be some younger than that.  Not sure they anticipated a 7-year old, but if you do wind up with an extra pacifico...LMK.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 03:57:48 pm
...and there's the ticket! This is happening, people!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 05, 2017, 04:06:44 pm
I seem to recall the invite mentioning something about a free pacifico to all attendees over 21.  The implication is that there will be some younger than that.  Not sure they anticipated a 7-year old, but if you do wind up with an extra pacifico...LMK.

What is a Pacifico?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 04:08:09 pm
We can only hope they were kidding.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2017, 04:22:00 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: JohnnyBaconbitz on October 05, 2017, 04:27:08 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

I heard some stuff from some guy that's big!

Awesome post.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2017, 04:28:11 pm
Awesome post.
Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 05, 2017, 04:34:36 pm
I seem to recall the invite mentioning something about a free pacifico to all attendees over 21.  The implication is that there will be some younger than that.  Not sure they anticipated a 7-year old, but if you do wind up with an extra pacifico...LMK.

What is a Pacifico?

Beer  ;D    yeah, I didn't get an invite.  Seth hates me.  Great, just great
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 05, 2017, 04:48:08 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2017, 04:52:08 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 05, 2017, 04:52:56 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.

Pre Foo Fighters Foo Fighters show?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2017, 04:54:07 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.

Pre Foo Fighters Foo Fighters show?
No. Bigger.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 05, 2017, 04:59:06 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.

Pre Foo Fighters Foo Fighters show?
No. Bigger.

Shenanigans.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: pitrott on October 05, 2017, 05:10:47 pm
Not many bigger than the Foo's in times like these.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 05, 2017, 05:12:25 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.

I hate this.
Can you tell me if it's Ween?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2017, 05:13:39 pm
Not many bigger than the Foo's in times like these.
From a pure album sales/radio play metric smaller. People on this forum will Care way more about this however.

I say this as someone going to Foo Fighters.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2017, 05:17:34 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.

I hate this.
Can you tell me if it's Ween?
Ween sucks. No.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 05, 2017, 05:28:07 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.

I hate this.
Can you tell me if it's Ween?
Ween sucks. No.

Is it Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine, or Paul McCartney?
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 05:51:13 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

I've heard the same thing and I'm quite excited.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2017, 05:58:30 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

I've heard the same thing and I'm quite excited.
You are not on the list of boardies I was told were informed although I suppose it’s possible someone else isn’t as fastidious at discretion as myself.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 06:09:48 pm
Perhaps we have different walri sources
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on October 05, 2017, 06:28:24 pm
.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 05, 2017, 07:22:03 pm
.

Tell me something I dont know!!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Here's the thing on October 05, 2017, 07:39:39 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

I've heard the same thing and I'm quite excited.

Very exciting! Okay, is this, "Bring my teenager because he will never forget it" big, or "Just bring my wife" big?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: blipvurt on October 05, 2017, 07:42:34 pm
"Just bring my wife, big" - that cracked me up.

Were just the Sunday tix released today? Anyone receive their Tuesday tix yet?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: JohnnyBaconbitz on October 05, 2017, 07:58:25 pm
So you’re telling me it’s GBV...

#hopesandprayers
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 08:01:49 pm
So you’re telling me it’s GBV...

#hopesandprayers

Umm, no.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 05, 2017, 08:12:15 pm
Which bands from the anniversary show do you think we'll see?

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 05, 2017, 08:16:00 pm
Anyone have the set times?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2017, 08:21:38 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

I've heard the same thing and I'm quite excited.

Very exciting! Okay, is this, "Bring my teenager because he will never forget it" big, or "Just bring my wife" big?
It will probably be wasted on the kids of today but if your wife has good taste, she will curse your name if you go and don’t take her and then she inevitably reads all about it the next day everywhere.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 08:22:07 pm
Anyone have the set times?

Doors at 7:00
Pacifico at 7:15
Yardbirds at 8:00
Honeydrippers at 8:45
Jason Bonham at 10:00
Special guest ( ??? ) at 11:30
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 05, 2017, 08:24:05 pm
Ok where can I do some blow and get my drink on within walking distance of course?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 08:39:55 pm
Anyone have the set times?

Doors at 7:00
Pacifico at 7:15
Yardbirds at 8:00
Honeydrippers at 8:45
Jason Bonham at 10:00
Special guest ( ??? ) at 11:30

*bands may or may not perform. Offered as suggestions only. YMMV
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 05, 2017, 08:47:12 pm
Tix available at door?
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 05, 2017, 08:49:30 pm
Anyone have the set times?

Doors at 7:00
Pacifico at 7:15

15 minutes to get a beer?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 05, 2017, 08:51:09 pm
Honeydrippers!! Cross them off bucket list...I assume they play Vol 1 in its entirety?


BTW whatever happened to Vol 2?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 08:58:39 pm
Anyone have the set times?

Doors at 7:00
Pacifico at 7:15

15 minutes to get a beer?

My god, man. It takes time to pass out 5,999 beers, assuming that one lady brings her 7-year old kid!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 05, 2017, 09:09:54 pm
5,998 as Space Freely does not drink crap beer..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 05, 2017, 09:37:25 pm
Julian has ruined my night; I FOMO this sunday night show.  Lemme know if you have an extra for Sunday and I will be grateful...

Maybe DBT on tuesday?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 05, 2017, 09:46:30 pm
It could be lots of bands. Gogol bordello is on philly the night before and headin south on tour
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 05, 2017, 09:47:12 pm
Wish i had a miracle to give for sunday....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mekmad on October 05, 2017, 10:46:45 pm
I wonder if the same band(s) will play on Sunday and Tuesday..  Hmmm..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 05, 2017, 11:20:17 pm
I wonder if the same band(s) will play on Sunday and Tuesday..  Hmmm..
No.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 06, 2017, 12:12:56 am
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.

I hate this.
Can you tell me if it's Ween?
Ween sucks. No.

Is it Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine, or Paul McCartney?
 ;D

well...theoretically Springsteen is available on Sunday as he's off that day from his Broadway gig...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 06, 2017, 12:14:32 am
I would imagine Thievery Corporation will perform. Hopefully Sunday when I'm going!

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: koshmar on October 06, 2017, 08:02:30 am
I'll bet my Pacifico for Scream on Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bagley on October 06, 2017, 10:08:25 am
Beck on Tuesday would be dreamy....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: koshmar on October 06, 2017, 10:15:01 am
BTW, does anyone have their Tuesday tix yet?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 06, 2017, 10:23:16 am
Phoenix
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 06, 2017, 10:23:49 am
Alright who is taking me as their plus ones for all these gigs?  Were they giving away singles or two?
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 06, 2017, 10:39:32 am
Dead Painters.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 06, 2017, 11:07:39 am
Anyone know if anything else will be open at The Wharf on Oct 8th?  Wondering if we can meet up, eat and/or drink down there before doors for the soft opening.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 06, 2017, 11:10:43 am
BTW, does anyone have their Tuesday tix yet?

Notme

As of 11:13 I received the email with tix.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 06, 2017, 11:12:01 am
Anyone know if anything else will be open at The Wharf on Oct 8th?  Wondering if we can meet up, eat and/or drink down there before doors for the soft opening.

Not sure about the 8th, but apparently the Bacon Brothers will be busking outside of the Foo Fighters on the 12th.  Oh, and Fireworks!

https://dc.curbed.com/2017/9/14/16306864/the-wharf-opening-events (https://dc.curbed.com/2017/9/14/16306864/the-wharf-opening-events)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 06, 2017, 11:23:22 am

Not sure about the 8th, but apparently the Bacon Brothers will be busking outside of the Foo Fighters on the 12th.  Oh, and Fireworks!

https://dc.curbed.com/2017/9/14/16306864/the-wharf-opening-events (https://dc.curbed.com/2017/9/14/16306864/the-wharf-opening-events)

Fireworks... at 12 noon ?!?
then again at 6:30  ...don't think it will be dark

but hey, fireworks during the day might be fun


also for the parents and julian
Sunday, October 15
10 a.m.
the Rocknoceros Kids’ Band
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 06, 2017, 11:27:13 am
Does anyone know which building the anthem is in?
(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QCH4XzERTwhXNGfA-UJthQ5tspM=/0x0:3600x2026/920x613/filters:focal(1512x725:2088x1301)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/56673115/Water_Taxi_With_Waterfront.0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 06, 2017, 11:30:22 am
Does anyone know which building the anthem is in?
(https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/QCH4XzERTwhXNGfA-UJthQ5tspM=/0x0:3600x2026/920x613/filters:focal(1512x725:2088x1301)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/56673115/Water_Taxi_With_Waterfront.0.jpg)

(https://www.washingtonblade.com/content/files/2017/10/Anthem_exterior_insert_by_John_Shore_courtesy_IMP.jpg)

So, middle of the larger pic adjacent to the water taxi pier.(?)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 06, 2017, 11:31:20 am
(https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/files/2017/10/wk-cover-crop-1024x685.jpg)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/going-out-guide/wp/2017/10/05/what-to-expect-at-the-wharf-washingtons-newest-dining-and-entertainment-destination/?utm_term=.d8a76b5c3d5a
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Justin Tonation on October 06, 2017, 11:38:33 am
So you’re telling me it’s GBV...

#hopesandprayers

MBV?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 06, 2017, 12:16:16 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.
I hope to hell the 8th is the best night.  I just cannot/could not fit the 10th in with everything else, including Anthem shows!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 06, 2017, 12:56:01 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.
I hope to hell the 8th is the best night. 
You will be pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 06, 2017, 01:46:27 pm
Map: https://d2rpxk5ykr73gq.cloudfront.net/media/filer_public/e3/e4/e3e4fa1c-a054-4efa-8b2a-148658ff0372/retail_map_9_27.pdf
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 06, 2017, 02:03:43 pm
Restaurants already open:
http://www.cantinamarina.com/
http://www.jennysdc.com/ (closed Sundays)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Mateo2kcpa on October 06, 2017, 03:12:34 pm
I'll be interested to see how bad parking will be for Sunday.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 06, 2017, 03:54:04 pm
I'll be interested to see how bad parking will be for Sunday.

Earlier start and end times due to the apartments above the club should make metro more attractive.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Mateo2kcpa on October 06, 2017, 04:15:24 pm
I'll be interested to see how bad parking will be for Sunday.

Earlier start and end times due to the apartments above the club should make metro more attractive.

Hadn't thought about the apartments.

I'd love to be able to metro. We have no interest in leaving events early because the metro doesn't run late. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 06, 2017, 04:21:27 pm
Last train leaves the Waterfront Station on Sunday at 10:54p
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 06, 2017, 09:27:10 pm
I guess they really do mean a Pacifico. It must pair well with Red Apron dogs and Wharfles.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Here's the thing on October 06, 2017, 10:16:27 pm
I, uh, heard some interesting things about the soft opening shows and general Anthem progress from a trusted individual who asked me not to disclose. Things that are, uh, extremely newsworthy.

what is it? ::)
I am not at liberty to say but people who have the opportunity at soft opening tickets should not pass on them. One night SIGNIFICANTLY more than the other.
I hope to hell the 8th is the best night. 
You will be pleasantly surprised.
Okay, based on the email tonight, I am betting on Ex Hex on Sunday and Clutch on Tuesday.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 06, 2017, 10:38:15 pm
^^^ No!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 06, 2017, 11:47:31 pm
I prefer to be surprised. ...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Mateo2kcpa on October 06, 2017, 11:58:39 pm
My guess is Rdgldgrn.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 07, 2017, 10:08:00 am
Here Today?

I'd be up for that.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 07, 2017, 11:14:34 am
The latest email says we'll be listening to some great local music.  Tommy Keene??
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 07, 2017, 11:26:39 am
The latest email says we'll be listening to some great local music.  Tommy Keene??
Nope. Think some sort of nice new local outfit.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 07, 2017, 12:02:02 pm
Place looks amazing...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Mateo2kcpa on October 07, 2017, 12:11:23 pm
The latest email says we'll be listening to some great local music.  Tommy Keene??
Nope. Think some sort of nice new local outfit.

Anything most would have heard of?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 07, 2017, 12:29:24 pm
The latest email says we'll be listening to some great local music.  Tommy Keene??
Nope. Think some sort of nice new local outfit.

Hmmph.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 07, 2017, 12:29:59 pm
The latest email says we'll be listening to some great local music.  Tommy Keene??
Nope. Think some sort of nice new local outfit.

Anything most would have heard of?
Yep
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Here's the thing on October 07, 2017, 02:03:13 pm
The latest email says we'll be listening to some great local music.  Tommy Keene??
Nope. Think some sort of nice new local outfit.

Anything most would have heard of?
Yep
Priests?!!!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 07, 2017, 02:28:49 pm
Mmmmmm
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 07, 2017, 02:50:52 pm
So fugazi reunion, sweet
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 07, 2017, 02:59:14 pm
The Who?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 07, 2017, 03:30:50 pm
Quote
Priests?!!!
Them or ex hex
Maybe toasters

Sadly d. Has a small bench when you take out the foos
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 07, 2017, 03:32:35 pm
Scream with Grohl is doable and would be sweet
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 07, 2017, 03:52:59 pm
Foos tickets just arrived!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 07, 2017, 04:18:17 pm
Foos tickets just arrived!
email or hardticket?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 07, 2017, 04:21:55 pm
It's Going to be Bad Brains performing Scream songs then Scream performing Foo Fighter songs and then Foo Fighters playing Smashing Pumpkins
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 07, 2017, 04:25:48 pm
Foos tickets just arrived!
email or hardticket?

Paper tickets in the mail.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 07, 2017, 05:29:14 pm
Foos..phew
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 07, 2017, 10:15:12 pm
https://dc.eater.com/2017/10/5/16431760/the-anthem-opening-menu-the-wharf?utm_campaign=dc.eater&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 08, 2017, 02:09:42 pm
There is steak shack next door....did not look open
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 08, 2017, 02:48:41 pm
I'm holding out for a dog and a bao. You workin tonite?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 08, 2017, 03:24:17 pm
Not working...raging
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 08, 2017, 04:01:50 pm
reddit claiming Andrew WK for Tuesday

(not really a local connection tho)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 08, 2017, 05:07:11 pm
I can't believe no one's thought of this yet it's got to be.... Starland Vocal Band
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 08, 2017, 06:41:29 pm
This is one long ass line.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Here's the thing on October 08, 2017, 06:44:16 pm
This is one long ass line.
Do we know who is playing yet?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 08, 2017, 06:45:54 pm
This is one long ass line.

Pays to be in front :)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 08, 2017, 06:53:52 pm
This is one long ass line.
No shit got here at 645 and it's down the street and wrapping around
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 08, 2017, 07:07:00 pm
what the parking situation there?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 08, 2017, 07:10:33 pm
This is super-excellent!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 08, 2017, 07:11:35 pm
I take it you're not referring to the parking situation.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 08, 2017, 07:12:04 pm
Oh, wait....you mean the seats.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 08, 2017, 07:23:11 pm
so I'm guessing The Makeup are playing?

edit: no, ian is spinning records apparently, along with kid congo powers
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Here's the thing on October 08, 2017, 07:33:45 pm
so I'm guessing The Makeup are playing?

edit: no, ian is spinning records apparently, along with kid congo powers
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 08, 2017, 07:41:29 pm
For a second, I thought you meant Ian McKay, and I was all like fugazi?!?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on October 08, 2017, 07:56:08 pm
I want to echo the parking question.  There is a big underground garage, right?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 08, 2017, 10:27:48 pm
Hmm well at least 2 members of fugazi are playing tonight, heh (the messthetics)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 08, 2017, 10:51:45 pm
Hey Seth...

Thanks for the preview tonight. Nice to chat with you before we went in.

Some feedback below, both good and constructive.

Good:
-Staff are great.  The 930 hospitality training program for staff that work at any of your venues continues its path of success.
-Food is tasty and nice partnering with Red Apron to support another local business.
-Tons of water fountains and water bottle filling stations. YAY!
-Venue is attractive. We all loved the cymbals display.
-Venue is very accessible to the mobility challenged.


Needs improvement:
-Crowd control is non existent. There should have been line dividers set up. This only had probably 2000 people who were all pretty easy going. Thursday is a going to be a shitshow with 6000 people who are not going to be so easy going.  Businesses are gonna be pissed when no one can get in their store because there are 3 snacked around lines in front of their doors.
-Sound kinda bounces. Maybe that will be mitigated with a completely full venue but to me it seemed way obvious tonight.
-You need something by the food to show which order number is ready-like one of those deli "no serving" thingies. It was a total clusterfuck of hangry people waiting 40 minutes and your poor staff trying to yell out numbers in a super loud venue.
-Sensors on the automatic soap and water dispensers in the bathroom are a total pain in the ass. All my friends had the same experience and other in the restrooms were bitching as well.  I couldn't even get the soap to come out of 3 dispensers.
-Food containers look not to be compostable. My friend is a crazy environmentalist and wasn't pleased to see plastic being used to hold her shrimp.  Talk to Sweetgreen and see what company they used for their compostable containers.



Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: dyecraig on October 08, 2017, 11:11:44 pm
great time tonight, got to say hi to seth, boilen, canty and hang with some iconic boardies.
the venue is beautiful and huge, a giant playground.
that cymbal display is jaw-dropping.
minor issues will be resolved, we know.
thank you seth, we share your pride and joy.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 08, 2017, 11:51:12 pm
Overall, an excellent, but expensive night! Full recap tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 09, 2017, 12:03:23 am
I want to echo the parking question.  There is a big underground garage, right?

Yes, and plenty of spaces tonight.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 09, 2017, 12:08:53 am
Hey Seth...

Thanks for the preview tonight. Nice to chat with you before we went in.

Some feedback below, both good and constructive.

Good:
-Staff are great.  The 930 hospitality training program for staff that work at any of your venues continues its path of success.
-Food is tasty and nice partnering with Red Apron to support another local business.
-Tons of water fountains and water bottle filling stations. YAY!
-Venue is attractive. We all loved the cymbals display.
-Venue is very accessible to the mobility challenged.


Needs improvement:
-Crowd control is non existent. There should have been line dividers set up. This only had probably 2000 people who were all pretty easy going. Thursday is a going to be a shitshow with 6000 people who are not going to be so easy going.  Businesses are gonna be pissed when no one can get in their store because there are 3 snacked around lines in front of their doors.
-Sound kinda bounces. Maybe that will be mitigated with a completely full venue but to me it seemed way obvious tonight.
-You need something by the food to show which order number is ready-like one of those deli "no serving" thingies. It was a total clusterfuck of hangry people waiting 40 minutes and your poor staff trying to yell out numbers in a super loud venue.
-Sensors on the automatic soap and water dispensers in the bathroom are a total pain in the ass. All my friends had the same experience and other in the restrooms were bitching as well.  I couldn't even get the soap to come out of 3 dispensers.
-Food containers look not to be compostable. My friend is a crazy environmentalist and wasn't pleased to see plastic being used to hold her shrimp.  Talk to Sweetgreen and see what company they used for their compostable containers.

Seconded on the food delivery and soap sensors. Also there was no service from Sprint, more towers or Wi-Fi would help.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 09, 2017, 12:36:17 am
fun night at soft1
got to say hey to seth, chat with rich and also with ian mackaye (who seth called a "pussy" earlier in the night).
venue is large, and new, and shiny.
it is a deadzone for cell service,but the free wifi worked great.
the food service was spotty, but ultimately was okay.
parked on the street, but was kind of dicey - illegal due to temporary no parking restrictions.
Bands were good, enjoyed Bat Fangs the most.
Staph was friendly.
There are water fountains but no water pitchers at the bars...



Thanks VasD for the ticket!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Unsanity on October 09, 2017, 02:14:28 am
I had a good time. The place had a great look and great sound. the music was lovely.

I am glad I am not going on Thursday to the Foos though, I am betting it will be a big mess at the Wharf. Good luck to all who attend!

Those soap dispensers were indeed terrible and really did not work. Maybe put in old school ones with no sensors!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 09, 2017, 06:51:56 am
we were not able to connect to the wireless.

i had either 1 or 2 bars of service with verizon depending on where i stood in the venue. my friends on ATT had no service at all.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 09, 2017, 07:23:07 am
I had a nice time at the soft opening.  I ran into a ton of people that I know from different parts of life. The line was huge when I got there but it moved pretty fast to get in.  The wharf is no where near ready. My friends paid $25 to park in the garage but I've got a trick that I think will keep parking free and easy (at least until they catch on and change the parking rules).  My friends who didn't know the area and tried to use google maps/uber got lost because the address wasn't recognized. 

Soap dispensers didn't work for me and I heard that there were problems with the lights in the ladies restroom.  I like the balcony but can't imagine it won't be loud for the apartments around it.  Sound was great for me on the floor.  It was kind of loud and bass heavy upstairs when we checked it out at the end but things had already started to thin out by then.  There are a couple of the seats with obstructed (the ones in the corners) by rails when you are sitting. 

My friends who really wanted to eat ended up leaving early rather than dealing with the food system.  (They did appreciate the prospect of a vegan hot dog though). 

Beer selection had some local stuff, which was nice, but not a lot that was interesting. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: conorh98 on October 09, 2017, 08:32:03 am
Not that soap dispensers don't define my concert-going experience, but let's not lose sight of the fact that this is a phenomenal venue.  The place is massive but feels as intimate as the 9:30 Club somehow.  The sound was excellent--as good as anywhere I've been, which is a feat given the size.  It's a beautiful space with nice lighting, furnishings, the cymbal sculpture, stairs--I even dug the pixellated stage curtains.  Another great feature is an outdoor balcony on the second floor that looks out onto the waterfront.  Somehow, the sound from the stage doesn't bleed out to the balcony, so it's probably going to be a hit with people who aren't into loud opening acts or just need a breather from a band.  There are bars everywhere and plenty of bartenders so the lines moved quickly (and if there was a line, it was easy enough to find another bar that was open).  I think the DC area is pretty spoiled for all the great and interesting music venues we have.  But this really stands out as perhaps the best venue of its size anywhere in the country. 

All three bands were excellent, but the second one (Bat Fangs, I think) were my favorite.  All thee bands played music of a similar sound, so it will be interesting to hear what other types of bands sound like on that stage (e.g., horn sections, acoustic acts).  I'm looking forward to going back!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 09, 2017, 08:49:06 am
Was the show as amazing and incredible that Julian said it was going to be?
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 09, 2017, 09:22:42 am
Hasn't really been part of anyone's comments yet so I'll presume the answer is "no, but it was fine".

How late did people stay?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 09, 2017, 09:40:07 am
Hasn't really been part of anyone's comments yet so I'll presume the answer is "no, but it was fine".

How late did people stay?

The show was fun; very much a tribute to DC's past; but you don't need to go to the anthem to see any of those bands.  Seth said that Bob Boilen was the first band to play both 9:30 clubs.  To be fair to Julien he only said one of the two nights was amazing and it would be markedly better than the other. 

Opened with Bob Boilen's band Danger Painter who I enjoyed.  Had kind of a gothic thing going on but it was a huge space for them and a lot of people were talking.

Second band was BatFangs.  They have the guitarist from ExHex and a drummer.  They had a guest bassist as well.  Consensus is that they were the best of the night.

Closing was the Messthetics which was Joe and Brendan from Fugazi plus a guitarist.  Totally instrumental.  Not bad, but it cleared out by the end.

Kid Congo Powers and Ian Svenonius were DJing at the beginning and the end from the stage. 

I saw the whole thing and got to my car by 11:00.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 09:44:43 am
Bat Fangs was really good...I thought...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 09, 2017, 09:52:03 am
Pretty awesome night and we in DC are so lucky to have guys like Seth building and running epic venues.

The place is beautiful and looks small for as large as it is.

A few hangups:
On the second and third floors, can't use the men's room if you can't find it. One of the entrance's had an employee standing out front with a flash light, ostensibly to serve as the light for the sign.
The faucets in the mens room barely worked. This is the most irritating feature of the 21st century: Insistence on automatic faucets.
One guy at one of the bars on the first level kept screwing up my beer order. How do you screw up Pacifico?
No beer prices listed anywhere. List your beer prices.
Finally, I know this is the trend, but I don't like the Anthem going to credit card only. Accept cash.

In general the neighborhood needs to improve pedestrian accomodations, like widening the sidewalk and simplifying the crosswalks at 9 and Maine. That part of SW is about to have 10,000 more people down there on a regular basis and the pedestrian infrastructure was built for 1/4 that.

All in all, nice job, thanks for letting us visit!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on October 09, 2017, 10:23:14 am
An absolutely world-class venue. Reminded me a little bit of the Moody Theater in Austin (where ACL tapes), but hard to draw comparisons.

Plenty of nits, including the food ordering and soap dispensers (it looked like someone just busted one of them open at some point in the evening to try to get to that sweet, sweet hand soap). I really liked the standing-room only section on the second floor behind the seated area, but the small stairs separating the "rows" in that area are not lighted and a real hazard. I have no idea how they're going to process 6,000+ people every night - it took us 45 minutes (from 7 pm to 7:45 pm) to move through the line.

It was really fun to be involved in the opening night.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 09, 2017, 10:35:28 am
Hasn't really been part of anyone's comments yet so I'll presume the answer is "no, but it was fine".

How late did people stay?

The show was fun; very much a tribute to DC's past; but you don't need to go to the anthem to see any of those bands.  Seth said that Bob Boilen was the first band to play both 9:30 clubs.  To be fair to Julien he only said one of the two nights was amazing and it would be markedly better than the other. 

Opened with Bob Boilen's band Danger Painter who I enjoyed.  Had kind of a gothic thing going on but it was a huge space for them and a lot of people were talking.

Second band was BatFangs.  They have the guitarist from ExHex and a drummer.  They had a guest bassist as well.  Consensus is that they were the best of the night.

Closing was the Messthetics which was Joe and Brendan from Fugazi plus a guitarist.  Totally instrumental.  Not bad, but it cleared out by the end.

Kid Congo Powers and Ian Svenonius were DJing at the beginning and the end from the stage. 

I saw the whole thing and got to my car by 11:00.

Bat Fangs' drummer is Laura from Flesh Wounds (who have backed up Mac from Superchunk on his solo tours)

Stayed to the end as well, 10:45ish.

Tomorrow is confirmed, Andrew WK, and I don't know who else.




Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 09, 2017, 10:38:19 am
I must have driven around the block like ten times, but never spotted the valet.  Sad. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 09, 2017, 11:09:07 am
The pictures and feedback I've heard thus far makes me extremely excited for Tuesday evening. I'll be taking the fixed cost $7.99  Uber.

1. Who goes to a rock show to eat food? So who cares about their system or lack there of for ordering.
2. Are we really complaining about soap dispensers? Unless you drop a greasy growler at the show, I'm sure a little less soap won't hurt you.
3. Wifi in a venue? Who gives a shit!!!

Looking forward to it Seth!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bombay Chutney on October 09, 2017, 11:43:41 am
I really liked the standing-room only section on the second floor behind the seated area, but the small stairs separating the "rows" in that area are not lighted and a real hazard.

YES!   You can't see the bottom of the stairs (black stairs leading to a black floor in an already dark room).  The rail ends before the stairs do, so you're not really expecting there to be more steps.  Quite dangerous.

The wifi seemed to turn-on halfway through the night. That was a huge help.  I assume there will be hand-driers at some point?  Rolls of paper towels on the sinks seemed a bit odd, when everything else was so nice.  I agree with whoever mentioned that the signs/doors for the bathrooms need to be lit better.  I'm also pretty sure that wasn't Budweiser coming out of the tap in the back of the room. Kind of a mixed-blessing there.

The Metro-based directions need a little work.  I walked out of the building and it wasn't clear where to go.

Loved the venue though.  Big, yet intimate.  Great sightlines. Sounded fine.  Beautiful space.  Looking forward to seeing some shows there.  Great time last night.  Thanks!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 11:47:55 am
Hey there are all kinds of people...food is always my last priority...It must be going on ten years since I ate at the 930...but for some people eating is a huge deal..and with earlier start times more people will be having "dinner" at show


But funny stuff yada and i am with you on this 100%

I do need hand soap though... :)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 11:49:17 am
I really liked the standing-room only section on the second floor behind the seated area, but the small stairs separating the "rows" in that area are not lighted and a real hazard.

YES!   You can't see the bottom of the stairs (black stairs leading to a black floor in an already dark room).  The rail ends before the stairs do, so you're not really expecting there to be more steps.  Quite dangerous.

The wifi seemed to turn-on halfway through the night. That was a huge help.  I assume there will be hand-driers at some point?  Rolls of paper towels on the sinks seemed a bit odd, when everything else was so nice.  I agree with whoever mentioned that the signs/doors for the bathrooms need to be lit better.  I'm also pretty sure that wasn't Budweiser coming out of the tap in the back of the room. Kind of a mixed-blessing there.

The Metro-based directions need a little work.  I walked out of the building and it wasn't clear where to go.

Loved the venue though.  Big, yet intimate.  Great sightlines. Sounded fine.  Beautiful space.  Looking forward to seeing some shows there.  Great time last night.  Thanks!

Budweiser what?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: kosmo vinyl on October 09, 2017, 11:49:24 am
what's the walk like between the metro and the joint?  I'll make a brief appearance on Tuesday....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 09, 2017, 11:49:34 am
For a second, I thought you meant Ian McKay, and I was all like fugazi?!?
BTW...spotted Ian in the back with his red pork pie hat
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 11:51:12 am
what's the walk like between the metro and the joint?  I'll make a brief appearance on Tuesday....

From lenfant its 10-12 minutes at brisk pace but you got to know what you are doing

I understand eventually there may be an overpass for walkers that may shave a few minutes

Also i think there is a shuttle that operates or will from lenfant but dont know deets
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 09, 2017, 11:53:18 am
Damn - if only Guy has been there
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 11:56:37 am
Fugazi will never play an event that sells beer or have they ever?


The free tickets help...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 09, 2017, 12:04:22 pm
Fugazi has played plenty of events that sell beer.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 12:06:59 pm
Fugazi has played plenty of events that sell beer.

Oh...i am surprised to learn that..guess that makes sense


Anthem meets their all ages requirement

Fugazi on Tuesday gonna rock then
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: kosmo vinyl on October 09, 2017, 12:10:43 pm
I'm assuming the Waterfront green line station is closer? I don't need to do any line switching so...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 12:12:48 pm
Then stick to green line...jury is out on which is closer...email said lenfant is closer but i think the difference is insignificant...one person said lenfant is 15 min and waterfront is 12
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 09, 2017, 12:13:59 pm
I will say...they were barely ready to have people last night
so I'm sure they will get the lighting/bathroom stuff straightened out

funny about all this chatter on the food...go to the Birchmere FFS
(ok TBT it did look somewhat good...but there are a lot of options that will be down there too)

I was a little Meh with the beer selection and the no prices really annoyed me
$9 for a pint of dc brau corruption
$26 for 2 DFH 60min bottles and 1 Pacifico draft


guess the rent is steeper, but that seems 20%30% for beer compared to the club

Batfangs was fun and highlight of the music
the Brendan/Joy instrumental thing was entertaining, but I was kinda spent at that point and left midway through
the danger painters...were dreadful. why did they let them play for an hour


I think the venue is top notch, love how there are so many places to get sight-lines of the stage
they even raised the back section on the floor

I can't really comment on the sound, but was pretty tight during bat fangs
it's a big place and it wasn't packed, so there is that

it was fun seeing dycraig, but somehow missed all the other boardies
(I was with hutch, so that tends to scare people away ;) )

The cymbol art thing is cool.  hutch told me that the pool with the glass bottom is up there.
The outdoor deck is awesome and so nice to be able to sometimes get out of the club with out having to go through security

on security...well the new normal
had to get wanded and take things out of your pockets


The place is awesome, but thinking I'll have to get a second job to afford the tickets and beer there
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 09, 2017, 12:15:07 pm
Damn - if only Guy has been there
what has he been up to?
would love to catch him again
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 09, 2017, 12:19:28 pm
I was expecting a big name act, but ultimately the star of the evening was the venue itself.  Kinks to be worked out, sure.  But that's
the purpose of the soft openings - figure out what doesn't work and fix it before the grand opening.

The sound from the balcony seats was a bit muddy - I couldn't make out the vocals until I moved to the center rear. Moved up front for Bat Fangs and was super glad I did.  Charging and signing for each beer seems a hassle.  I wonder if that will change.

We paid the $25 to park in the garage.  Tons of cars parked on the street in the no parking zones.  Not sure what's up with that. Even with the relatively early ending metro was not an option afterwards (I don't think).

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 12:23:40 pm
Yah...charging after each transaction was/is (?) interesting......i wonder if it would lead to people spending less..


Have to say i got my beers super quick
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 09, 2017, 12:29:35 pm
For a second, I thought you meant Ian McKay, and I was all like fugazi?!?
BTW...spotted Ian in the back with his red pork pie hat

Katie Alice Greer from Priests was next to me in the front for a couple minutes at the beginning and then she was also in the back.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 09, 2017, 12:34:17 pm
Also i think there is a shuttle that operates or will from lenfant but dont know deets

The shuttle is supposed to run to L'Enfant and back constantly, starts Thursday: https://www.wharfdc.com/getting-here/southwest-shuttle/
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 09, 2017, 12:45:08 pm
The pictures and feedback I've heard thus far makes me extremely excited for Tuesday evening. I'll be taking the fixed cost $7.99  Uber.

1. Who goes to a rock show to eat food? So who cares about their system or lack there of for ordering.
2. Are we really complaining about soap dispensers? Unless you drop a greasy growler at the show, I'm sure a little less soap won't hurt you.
3. Wifi in a venue? Who gives a shit!!!

Looking forward to it Seth!

The food issue (for me), was due to getting there early and no other food options at the Wharf yet. Arrived around 6:15pm; by around 9:45pm just absolutely needed to eat something; and by then the system was much better.

Would be great if the venue sold some pre-made snacks in addition to "food." Maybe even a just a candy concession, or racks of pizza.

Wifi is actually important (to me) if there is no cell signal. At least i can send a text or imessage if i am trying to communicate with someone during the 3 or 4 hours i may be at the venue. If cell service is present, then i agree, no wifi needs.

Did not check out the bathrooms. tomorrow will give the full "greasy growler" report.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 09, 2017, 12:47:25 pm
Is there a place to sit and eat, a la BackBar?

I do eat at the BackBar before shows when I can.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: heff on October 09, 2017, 01:01:56 pm
We parked in the lot recommended from the email and the walk was about 10 minutes from there.  I'm pretty sure the subway exit is from the garage, there were signs to the metro in the building entrance.  Cost $20 for parking.  I did see metered street parking on the 395 overpass and I would think it would be free at night.  Got there right at 7PM and it took 50 minutes to get in!  Hopefully, this will be tweaked and better on Tuesday? 

I was told that they were expecting 4000 last night and capacity is 6000.  If there were 4000 last night, there was still plenty of room.  I would imagine that the chairs on the main floor would be taken out for a show like the Foo Fighters (at least the front part of the room).  Those chairs were really comfortable as well.

The swimming pool was kind of a letdown - on the third floor balcony and only visible through a few portals.  Maybe when it is being used and lit up it will be kind of cool.  I missed the cymbal display.

Weird, how most everyone mentioned the faulty soap dispensers, I noticed it as well.  I guess, it's a good thing we're all health conscious?

I liked the Messethetics.  That's Anthony Pirog playing guitar - he's pretty awesome.  It was also strange that the opener played the longest - I wonder if that was expected.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 09, 2017, 01:38:53 pm
We parked in the lot recommended from the email and the walk was about 10 minutes from there.  I'm pretty sure the subway exit is from the garage, there were signs to the metro in the building entrance.  Cost $20 for parking.  I did see metered street parking on the 395 overpass and I would think it would be free at night.  Got there right at 7PM and it took 50 minutes to get in!  Hopefully, this will be tweaked and better on Tuesday? 

I was told that they were expecting 4000 last night and capacity is 6000.  If there were 4000 last night, there was still plenty of room.  I would imagine that the chairs on the main floor would be taken out for a show like the Foo Fighters (at least the front part of the room).  Those chairs were really comfortable as well.

The swimming pool was kind of a letdown - on the third floor balcony and only visible through a few portals.  Maybe when it is being used and lit up it will be kind of cool.  I missed the cymbal display.

Weird, how most everyone mentioned the faulty soap dispensers, I noticed it as well.  I guess, it's a good thing we're all health conscious?

I liked the Messethetics.  That's Anthony Pirog playing guitar - he's pretty awesome.  It was also strange that the opener played the longest - I wonder if that was expected.

Spoiler Alert:













There may be mermaids on Thursday in the pool.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: JohnnyBaconbitz on October 09, 2017, 02:13:31 pm
An absolutely world-class venue. Reminded me a little bit of the Moody Theater in Austin (where ACL tapes), but hard to draw comparisons.


I made the exact same comparison.

The night was a lot of fun, but the bill didn't meet the board scuttlebutt (at least night one didn't).

Bat Fangs was easily the winner. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: JohnnyBaconbitz on October 09, 2017, 02:15:31 pm
I was expecting a big name act, but ultimately the star of the evening was the venue itself.  Kinks to be worked out, sure.  But that's
the purpose of the soft openings - figure out what doesn't work and fix it before the grand opening.

The sound from the balcony seats was a bit muddy - I couldn't make out the vocals until I moved to the center rear. Moved up front for Bat Fangs and was super glad I did.  Charging and signing for each beer seems a hassle.  I wonder if that will change.

We paid the $25 to park in the garage.  Tons of cars parked on the street in the no parking zones.  Not sure what's up with that. Even with the relatively early ending metro was not an option afterwards (I don't think).

I parked across the street and got a $30 ticket.  There were no signs either way.  Good ole DC...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 09, 2017, 02:19:29 pm
Looks like my Tuesday night guest got a better deal; So i have an extra for Tuesday's soft open...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 09, 2017, 03:32:58 pm
I know this doesn't help anyone else...but 15 mins door to door for me with a lyft!
think I might bike there some nights
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: dyecraig on October 09, 2017, 03:56:49 pm


it was fun seeing dycraig, but somehow missed all the other boardies
(I was with hutch, so that tends to scare people away ;) )


ha-ha! great to see you too and the local legends playing, but for me the musical highlight was watching kid congo and ian svenonious bopping around up there on stage spinning those floor fillers!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 04:20:23 pm
Well i do think the high point was during the djs because everybody had walked in and was looking around at the place and each other like CAN YOU FUCKING BELIEVE THIS PLACE!!!!! and thinking to themselves "so how MUCH fun can I have in this place???!!"

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 09, 2017, 04:24:44 pm
I am sad my concertgoing compadre Randy Smith- who must have attended IMP events in the 1000s- did not live to see it...he would have gone bananas..we used to talk all the time about the need for such a place...

of course That Guy, who I did not know personally, also came to mind...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 09, 2017, 05:49:51 pm
Are any of the fine dining establishments near by open yet?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: kosmo vinyl on October 09, 2017, 05:59:48 pm
just found out that I can't make tomorrow...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: saintangelsin on October 09, 2017, 06:26:56 pm
My friend who works for IMP told me that I don’t want to miss tomorrow night. I’ll be honest, I’m a bit under the weather. I’m worried about parking. The 2.5 hour drive just doesn’t sound sexy at the moment specially since I have to leave work earlier, but considering that my friend who works for IMP is one of the main photographers and is fucking awesome, and she told me that I’d be silly to miss tomorrow’s soft opening, I’m thinking the surprise has got to be awesome. Any guesses???

just found out that I can't make tomorrow...

No!!! I was hoping you’d be there. I’m going either with my mom or my sister.

Looks like my Tuesday night guest got a better deal; So i have an extra for Tuesday's soft open...

Okay, if my mom and sister both want to go, could you help a lady out? Just figured I’d ask.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 09, 2017, 08:00:36 pm
OMG I wish  I could go! What if I could go?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 09, 2017, 08:07:31 pm
yeah, wish i had gotten tickets for tuesday....ohhh well
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 09, 2017, 08:08:09 pm
yeah, wish i had gotten tickets for tuesday....ohhh well

We should get tickets!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: joeposh on October 09, 2017, 08:18:25 pm
For whatever reason, I haven't been getting FwB emails for a while now, so I totally missed out on the soft open tickets. If anyone winds up with an extra for Tuesday, I would be extremely grateful. Even if it's last minute, I can make it work.

Glad to hear such glowing impressions of the venue. I can't wait to see it for myself.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 09, 2017, 08:30:49 pm
Hey now. OG grateful beats out extremely grateful.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 09, 2017, 08:43:48 pm
so is it andrew wk, trouble funk, rare essence, thievery corporation or the same bands that played last night that will grace the stage tomorrow night?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: joeposh on October 09, 2017, 08:58:17 pm
Hey now. OG grateful beats out extremely grateful.

Haha, I have no illusions of short cutting the long standing members here. Just putting it out there in case someone has a last minute extra.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 09, 2017, 09:00:17 pm
You need to be parking at 550, and in line at 600.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Mateo2kcpa on October 10, 2017, 08:42:36 am
The latest email says we'll be listening to some great local music.  Tommy Keene??
Nope. Think some sort of nice new local outfit.

Anything most would have heard of?
Yep

I'm gonna say most have not heard of those bands.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 08:53:38 am
The latest email says we'll be listening to some great local music.  Tommy Keene??
Nope. Think some sort of nice new local outfit.

Anything most would have heard of?
Yep

I'm gonna say most have not heard of those bands.

pretty sure azagahl or killsally booked these bands.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 10, 2017, 09:22:04 am
So wait, people actually paid money to see  a headliner that consisted of the two guys from Fugazi who don't sing?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 09:24:50 am
So wait, people actually paid money to see  a headliner that consisted of the two guys from Fugazi who don't sing?

Space, these first two soft opening nights are the #spaceapproved pricing of FREE.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 10, 2017, 09:27:10 am
But yes, the Messthetics follow a sustainable business model of charging actual money for tickets to see them perform.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 10, 2017, 09:59:06 am
Menu:


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4498/23763094508_e3f6aabfbf_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 10, 2017, 10:00:35 am



Super Excellent Danger Painters:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4471/23763094538_63ba548c21_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 10:01:17 am
**nibbles on pint of prawns, bobs head to Bat Fangs, attempts to wash cocktail sauce of fingers with limited supply of soap**
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 10, 2017, 10:01:47 am
Super Excellent Bat Fangs:


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/23763094548_4016aeb6de_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 10, 2017, 10:04:34 am
Floor Messthetics:


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/36905571234_d3cc3d2160_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 10:04:55 am
**nibbles on vegan chilli dog, blasts greasy growler into shiny new toilet, struggles to clean hands of debris with limited soap supply**
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 10, 2017, 10:07:59 am
So wait, people actually paid money to see  a headliner that consisted of the two guys from Fugazi who don't sing?

Space, these first two soft opening nights are the #spaceapproved pricing of FREE.

Ah, I see. I thought I read somewhere someone talking about a ticket price. Maybe they were talking about their illegal parking ticket price.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 10, 2017, 10:27:23 am
Thoughts:

I parked in the L'Enfant garage for $20, and walked.  Quickly realized there was free parking at the meters (being a Sunday), and was slightly annoyed at the advice to pay $$.  I'm sure any other day of the week will be a different story.

Super Excellent Seats don't lie.  Glad I got to try them out for free, as I'll never pay for them.  Mostly because there's a GA Standing Room only area right behind (and within) each section.  If you're going tonight, get there early and head upstairs first.  Move down to the floor for the headliner. 

I was in the first 25 or so people in the venue.  I immediately went upstairs, found a bar and claimed my free Pacifico.  There were 7(!) bartenders eager to serve me, as I was their first customer.  Unfortunately, neither Pacifico tap was "on", and they wouldn't sub another beer, so I paid for a...DC Brau(?).  Apparently the selection varies a bit from bar to bar, so the menu posted above isn't complete.  Never saw any lines upstairs, unlike the downstairs bar and food...

When I did wander downstairs, I was caught in the clusterf@*k food situation.  Felt bad for the guy standing next to me, who had been waiting far longer than I had.  He was getting antsy because, well, he was Anthony Pirog, and he needed to get up on stage.  When somebody pointed out that he should be backstage, and the club should be bringing food to him, he shrugged and said, "Naw, it's better out here".  Not really sure what that meant...

Wandered the space a bit.  There's a decent (tho distant!) spot to stand behind the sound board, and plenty of GA seats.  Not sure what the configuration will be for sold out shows.  The very top row at the  far end of the venue is a little more like Verizon than I'd like, but I doubt I'll ever go there.  Most of the venue feels like the 9:30 club.

The stage is impressively big.  The bands were really only using about 40% of it, as the proscenium was bumped forward and they didn't use the wings at all.  Can't wait to see how the Foo's will fill it!

Random other thoughts:
All told, I'm hugely excited, and grateful to Seth for building the Anthem for us :)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 10, 2017, 11:04:16 am
Anybody else get the email for tonight's show without the attached tickets?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 11:05:27 am
Anybody else get the email for tonight's show without the attached tickets?

yes, but received an immediate follow up email after.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Mateo2kcpa on October 10, 2017, 11:07:21 am
Most of our issues were already addressed here, but I'll point out a few more.

The bar on the lower level left, if you're facing the stage, wasn't great.  They got snippy with people trying to order food. I get that the bar tender had said countless times that they couldn't order food at that bar, but the people walking up to order have no clue.  The response seemed to be a loud "NO!" and after a few seconds "You have to order from over there!"

Awkward interaction at the same bar:

Me: "Can I also get a cider?"
Bartender: "For what?"
Awkward pause while we stare at each other
My wife: "For me. For money."

The seating on the far ends of the rows (not the aisles) of the 2nd tier seating have no arm rest at the end. So, it's just a jabby piece of metal instead of an arm rest. There's plenty of space for an armrest. Right now it's just stabby. It's not great.

The lighting issue is major.  Wireless internet was spotty at best, which normally wouldn't be an issue, but there's zero cell reception. We often meet up with people at a show, and need some way to get in touch with them.

We came hungry and ready to try the food, but were told it was an hour wait, so we passed.  I'm not going to stand by a counter for an hour to get a sandwich and an ice cream. 

What really jumped out to me was the lack of munchy type food.  Cone of fries, popcorn, something we could stand and eat, and share, while still holding a beer. 

Aside from that first bar, every single usher and bartender were great. Very nice, friendly, polite, and excited. Great to talk to about the venue.  Staff seemed excited to be there, and excited to talk a bout the area they were working, their favorite parts of the architecture, etc.

Sound quality was good, though I thought it was a bit unnecessarily loud.

Bat Fangs stole the show. It was disappointing to get home and realize there was no music to buy from them. And nothing to really share/send to other people to say "Check out this band".  Can't wait for their 2018 album, and hope to see them again soon.

I'll be interested to see how often they do seats on the floor, but I imagine I'll be in the 2nd and 3rd tiers for shows I go to. Sound and sightlines are terrific.

Not sure I'm in love with the cashless bars. I think it will lead to slowdowns for busy shows. At 9:30, it's easy to go up with a $10, get a beer, and leave the change as tip, and roll out.

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 10, 2017, 11:09:32 am
Anybody else get the email for tonight's show without the attached tickets?

yes, but received an immediate follow up email after.

I didn't get a followup email but I found them when I logged on to my ticketfly account.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on October 10, 2017, 01:27:05 pm
The stage is impressively big.  The bands were really only using about 40% of it, as the proscenium was bumped forward and they didn't use the wings at all.  Can't wait to see how the Foo's will fill it!

i'm curious too.  hopefully folks in the balconies will post bird's-eye shots of the stage/floor.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 10, 2017, 01:33:58 pm
PS - I assume the Messthetics were cut short due to Metro closing at 11:00.  There was an abrupt ending right around 10:45.  Since I drove, I would have liked to have seen more...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 10, 2017, 01:53:44 pm
gonna park at a friend's near Nats park tonight and either walk or lyft.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 02:00:58 pm
Do i need my non existent FwB card to get in or just the ticket?

I can't seem to find a way to print out a new one...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 10, 2017, 02:02:20 pm
All you need is the ticket.  FWIW, they were able to scan the FWB barcode on my phone.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 10, 2017, 02:02:39 pm
Do i need my non existent FwB card to get in or just the ticket?

I can't seem to find a way to print out a new one...

You only need the ticket to get in.  You get FWB points for going (theoretically, mine didn't appear in my totals).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 02:05:07 pm
Do i need my non existent FwB card to get in or just the ticket?

I can't seem to find a way to print out a new one...

You only need the ticket to get in.  You get FWB points for going (theoretically, mine didn't appear in my totals).

I realized the last time I actually received points for attending a show was circa 2014 when MPP used to invite people "back stage" pre show. Pretty sure I gave the card to the person and never got it back. Oh well!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Mateo2kcpa on October 10, 2017, 02:50:59 pm
I'm debating how early to get in line for Foo Fighters.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 02:54:34 pm
I'm debating how early to get in line for Foo Fighters.

Might be worth setting up a poop tent tomorrow afternoon.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 10, 2017, 03:05:02 pm
I'm debating how early to get in line for Foo Fighters.

Might be worth setting up a poop tent tomorrow afternoon.
Poop tents are for the poor. People of breeding have privy servants whose entire job is to carry, clean, and care for our pre-war decorative chamber pots in times of intestinal distress.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 10, 2017, 04:47:23 pm
Tickets for tonight: https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/tix/d/2-tickets-the-anthem-tonight/6340682547.html
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 10, 2017, 04:53:38 pm
Tickets for tonight: https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/tix/d/2-tickets-the-anthem-tonight/6340682547.html

Have to say, selling free tickets is pretty low to me. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 10, 2017, 04:59:00 pm
email before the 1st show - '...and listen to some great local music'

email before the 2nd - '...and listen to some great, hard rockin' music'

Hmmm

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 05:02:37 pm
Tickets for tonight: https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/tix/d/2-tickets-the-anthem-tonight/6340682547.html

Have to say, selling free tickets is pretty low to me.

yeah, quite ridiculous
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 10, 2017, 06:44:57 pm
Any Intel on tonight's talent?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 10, 2017, 06:51:12 pm
so bummed I'm not there
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 10, 2017, 07:09:33 pm
well FWB just sent me a random act of kindness for a special iHeartRadio Foo FAnthem show tomorrow night?
60 min show for the radio...
didn't actually get a ticket yet
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 10, 2017, 07:22:38 pm
Any Intel on tonight's talent?

friend just sent me a pic of the merch table.....Andrew WK definitely playing, heh
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 10, 2017, 07:43:11 pm
Rr brains + fugazi

Andrew wk
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mekmad on October 10, 2017, 08:04:51 pm
Super late notice but it sounds like I can transfer my 2 tickets to anyone that might be in the area.  Couldn't make it last minute. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 10, 2017, 08:45:54 pm
They covered up andrew wks name on all the merch lol wtfwonder what the point of that was (his merch has his picture on it)

Is he the only act tonight?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 10, 2017, 08:49:33 pm
well FWB just sent me a random act of kindness for a special iHeartRadio Foo FAnthem show tomorrow night?
60 min show for the radio...
didn't actually get a ticket yet

hmmmn, i got nothing from FWB. maybe because i started the set times thread and have now been blacklisted.  hrrmppff.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 10, 2017, 09:43:25 pm
Yep looks like it wa only Andrew WK. not sure what was news worthy about either night really (but still cool!)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 10, 2017, 11:09:33 pm
What was newsworthy is that julian again confirmed he is full of it
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: blipvurt on October 10, 2017, 11:11:57 pm
Anyone have a hi-res seating chart? The one on Ticketfly sucks for figuring out where the seat #s are.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on October 10, 2017, 11:56:00 pm
I can't go to LCD Soundsystem on 10/18 (their second Anthem show).  If anyone wants a free ticket, send me a private message.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 11, 2017, 02:18:30 am
Haha Julian said it would be amazing.  I wonder how pissed the person who wanted to take his kid or wife is
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 11, 2017, 06:35:53 am
Very glad I got to see the place last night. Every bit as awesome as others described. Getting an extra pair of free beers that were handed out was nice, as well.

Still took 45 minutes to get food, but that was the only hiccup I experienced.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 11, 2017, 06:44:26 am
still haven't gotten my foo fighters tickets in the mail. getting down to the wire...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on October 11, 2017, 07:33:42 am
I can't go to LCD Soundsystem on 10/18 (their second Anthem show).  If anyone wants a free ticket, send me a private message.

Claimed.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 11, 2017, 07:53:37 am
well FWB just sent me a random act of kindness for a special iHeartRadio Foo FAnthem show tomorrow night?
60 min show for the radio...
didn't actually get a ticket yet

wow.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 11, 2017, 07:54:50 am
still haven't gotten my foo fighters tickets in the mail. getting down to the wire...

they will print them out for you at the box office....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 11, 2017, 08:03:49 am
still haven't gotten my foo fighters tickets in the mail. getting down to the wire...

they will print them out for you at the box office....
So between waiting in line to get them at the box office, then waiting in line as 6000 people have their IDs checked against their tickets, lily1 should basically be queued at the venue already?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 11, 2017, 08:06:45 am
still haven't gotten my foo fighters tickets in the mail. getting down to the wire...

they will print them out for you at the box office....
So between waiting in line to get them at the box office, then waiting in line as 6000 people have their IDs checked against their tickets, lily1 should basically be queued at the venue already?
box office has like 7 windows...she could go tonight and get the ticket
 
Andrew WK was fun, but not like 'OMFG you have to go to this show" fun
super appreciate getting to go to both
love the new venue...would like access to the pool tho
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 11, 2017, 08:14:51 am
Appreciated getting to see the place early.  Not so bummed missing last night and AWK.   
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 11, 2017, 08:15:25 am
still haven't gotten my foo fighters tickets in the mail. getting down to the wire...

they will print them out for you at the box office....
So between waiting in line to get them at the box office, then waiting in line as 6000 people have their IDs checked against their tickets, lily1 should basically be queued at the venue already?
box office has like 7 windows...she could go tonight and get the ticket
 
Andrew WK was fun, but not like 'OMFG you have to go to this show" fun
super appreciate getting to go to both
love the new venue...would like access to the pool tho

probably could get the ticket printed at 930club tonight or even tomorrow. Dunno for sure.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 11, 2017, 08:23:43 am
If tix were not "mail only" I would call ticket fly and have them changed to print at home. I've done that before when tix got lost in the mail.

Why should she have to chase her tickets down? If they haven't arrived I'd expect an accommodation for her.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 11, 2017, 08:45:26 am
Why should she have to chase her tickets down? If they haven't arrived I'd expect an accommodation for her.
Seth doesn't see why she needs to know where her tickets are.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 11, 2017, 09:12:12 am
The Anthem officially receives the YSOA.

A few thoughts from my evening:
 
•   Showed up at 7:40pm and walked right in, zero line if you came down the side of Shake Shack vs. the other entrance
•   Absolutely gorgeous venue, one could say it’s a work of art or a museum of sorts
•   There is a very special usher working the venue that hopefully you all get to say hi to
•   Two thumbs up for the free beer on the house
•   Not a bad seat in the house based on last night, I’d imagine some of the upstairs standing areas could be bad if you had multiple people in front of you.
•   The water sensors and soap dispensers are indeed not working (luckily no growler action). My partner had some issues with this flaw. 
•   Do people actually listen to Andrew WK?? That was painful
•   The sound was nearly intolerable at times (not sure if that was due to a half empty venue, if they were just testing the sound at max levels, or if Andrew WK is just doubly terrible).
•   Uber is definitely a hurdle post show. I had four ubers cancel on me (my assumption is due to confusing roads down there plus the Maine Ave addresses may??? Not be fully integrated in Google maps, etc. yet??)
•   I still want an AMA with Seth as a 2,500 person show there will feel very empty and I think they’ll have a hard time selling 6,000 tickets for many shows unless it’s of the Foo Fighter type event
•   Looking forward to a visit in the near future!
 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 11, 2017, 09:12:39 am
The bar on the lower level left, if you're facing the stage, wasn't great.  They got snippy with people trying to order food. I get that the bar tender had said countless times that they couldn't order food at that bar, but the people walking up to order have no clue.  The response seemed to be a loud "NO!" and after a few seconds "You have to order from over there!"

Awkward interaction at the same bar:

Me: "Can I also get a cider?"
Bartender: "For what?"
Awkward pause while we stare at each other
My wife: "For me. For money."

This is the same bar where they screwed up, twice, my Pacifico and Bud order.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 11, 2017, 09:15:08 am
Local Fox affiliate broadcasting from The Anthem for the next hour, including a tour of the inside...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: BrettnotBritt on October 11, 2017, 09:45:41 am
Man, after reading these reports I can't wait until LCD next week. Bravo to Seth and co!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 11, 2017, 10:08:14 am
Yah...charging after each transaction was/is (?) interesting......i wonder if it would lead to people spending less..


Have to say i got my beers super quick
I didn't bother on Sunday, but what about getting FwB credit after each transaction??  I spend a lot of cash-ish at the bar.  Though, with my thousands of points, I didn't get the iHeardRadio invite.  Not that I'm a Foo fan or anything.  ;P
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 11, 2017, 10:11:56 am
Yah...charging after each transaction was/is (?) interesting......i wonder if it would lead to people spending less..


Have to say i got my beers super quick
I didn't bother on Sunday, but what about getting FwB credit after each transaction??  I spend a lot of cash-ish at the bar.  Though, with my thousands of points, I didn't get the iHeardRadio invite.  Not that I'm a Foo fan or anything.  ;P

I didn't either. It's funny, I used to get a ton of FWB stuff. Not anymore.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 11, 2017, 10:12:22 am
Another highlight from Sunday (via dyecraig)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4503/23782513748_c977d73687.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 11, 2017, 10:13:20 am
Yah...charging after each transaction was/is (?) interesting......i wonder if it would lead to people spending less..


Have to say i got my beers super quick
I didn't bother on Sunday, but what about getting FwB credit after each transaction?? 

The bartender I went to had no idea that was even a thing.  Deer in the headlights moment.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 11, 2017, 10:19:02 am
Anyone have a hi-res seating chart? The one on Ticketfly sucks for figuring out where the seat #s are.

https://parklifedc.com/2017/07/18/around-town-super-excellent-seats-the-anthem-starting-101217/
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 11, 2017, 10:38:46 am
I'm debating how early to get in line for Foo Fighters.
I'm getting kind of antsy about getting an email with instructions, times, etc.  I work, and just got Trumped at work, so things are chaotic and I need to plan!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 11, 2017, 10:53:32 am
If you got an FWB extra for FoofAnthem thing for tonight, Wednesday, I would happily be your guest.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 11, 2017, 11:22:53 am
Does anyone with more knowledge than myself know/understand how a club capacity that drastically changes from 2,500 people to 6,000 people handles ticket sales?

For example, someone like Foo Fighters obviously sets the bar at 6,000 tickets and you go from there in hopes of it easily selling out?

On the other hand, bands like say War on Drugs or Kurt Vile who in my opinion would probably be lucky to sell 3,000 tickets, do they set that # in advance or just hope for number XXX and when they get there they say it's sold out?

TIA.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 11, 2017, 11:26:20 am
I would assume for the purposes of negotiating the band's pay, both the band's reps and the venue have a pretty good idea around how many tickets a band will sell. (If they don't, they are bad at their job.) They then use the capacity number that most closely slots to that estimated ticket sales range.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: groovehog_bmf on October 11, 2017, 11:55:02 am
Assume they will sell as many up to capacity given in the contract / seating config on the floor (if any) and move the  stage ala 930 appropriately...

Does anyone with more knowledge than myself know/understand how a club capacity that drastically changes from 2,500 people to 6,000 people handles ticket sales?

For example, someone like Foo Fighters obviously sets the bar at 6,000 tickets and you go from there in hopes of it easily selling out?

On the other hand, bands like say War on Drugs or Kurt Vile who in my opinion would probably be lucky to sell 3,000 tickets, do they set that # in advance or just hope for number XXX and when they get there they say it's sold out?

TIA.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 11, 2017, 11:59:55 am
Assume they will sell as many up to capacity given in the contract / seating config on the floor (if any) and move the  stage ala 930 appropriately...

Does anyone with more knowledge than myself know/understand how a club capacity that drastically changes from 2,500 people to 6,000 people handles ticket sales?

For example, someone like Foo Fighters obviously sets the bar at 6,000 tickets and you go from there in hopes of it easily selling out?

On the other hand, bands like say War on Drugs or Kurt Vile who in my opinion would probably be lucky to sell 3,000 tickets, do they set that # in advance or just hope for number XXX and when they get there they say it's sold out?

TIA.

I get that... but at some point, do they just say, "'let's not sell anymore tickets for Phil Lesh because it's a bad booking and we'll say it's sold out."
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 11, 2017, 12:10:52 pm
The club is beautiful, there are great sight lines from just about everywhere, it feels like the 9:30 Club but is of course mammoth, and the staph is fantastic.  I'm thrilled.  I realize a soft opening is *specifically* to find out about and work out the bugs, so, the handsoap dispensers did not work at all.  And the food window was pretty chaotic.  And, no cell service to speak of. 

But I am grateful of the many I.M.P. venues that I love, in this city that I love!

Foo tomorrow will be a shit show, but I'm sure I've experienced worse.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 11, 2017, 12:21:33 pm
I think the food issue is a problem they may not solve right away. We ordered within 15 minutes of opening and waited until 7:30. The orders, when they came up,  were in a totally random fashion. Added to the mess was the fact that they have no way of announcing which orders have come up.

I think it'll interesting to see how the bars on the main floor handle a capacity crowd. Hoping for the best! 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 11, 2017, 12:55:56 pm
The system that sent the orders from the registers to the kitchen was down. It's tough to manage that manually if youre not used to it.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 11, 2017, 12:57:03 pm
That explains it. Thanks.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 11, 2017, 01:17:29 pm
The club is beautiful, there are great sight lines from just about everywhere, it feels like the 9:30 Club but is of course mammoth, and the staph is fantastic.  I'm thrilled.  I realize a soft opening is *specifically* to find out about and work out the bugs, so, the handsoap dispensers did not work at all.  And the food window was pretty chaotic.  And, no cell service to speak of. 

But I am grateful of the many I.M.P. venues that I love, in this city that I love!

Foo tomorrow will be a shit show, but I'm sure I've experienced worse.

You had anal with Relaxer?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 11, 2017, 01:24:48 pm
I'm debating how early to get in line for Foo Fighters.
I'm getting kind of antsy about getting an email with instructions, times, etc.  I work, and just got Trumped at work, so things are chaotic and I need to plan!

Email went out.  Doors at 7:00 tonight.

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: blipvurt on October 11, 2017, 01:31:13 pm
Anyone have a hi-res seating chart? The one on Ticketfly sucks for figuring out where the seat #s are.

https://parklifedc.com/2017/07/18/around-town-super-excellent-seats-the-anthem-starting-101217/

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 11, 2017, 01:36:12 pm
The club is beautiful, there are great sight lines from just about everywhere, it feels like the 9:30 Club but is of course mammoth, and the staph is fantastic.  I'm thrilled.  I realize a soft opening is *specifically* to find out about and work out the bugs, so, the handsoap dispensers did not work at all.  And the food window was pretty chaotic.  And, no cell service to speak of. 

But I am grateful of the many I.M.P. venues that I love, in this city that I love!

Foo tomorrow will be a shit show, but I'm sure I've experienced worse.

You had anal with Relaxer?
There's a follow-up "pork that midget" joke to be made but it would be crass.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Schulzenstein on October 11, 2017, 03:35:35 pm
Anyone have a recommendation of a place to watch the Nats game that is close to the venue? Want to get a bit of viewing in before doors open.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 11, 2017, 03:44:13 pm
Anyone have a recommendation of a place to watch the Nats game that is close to the venue? Want to get a bit of viewing in before doors open.

Unfortunately no... I'd recommend hanging at Navy Yard or Barrack's Row and taking a five minute uber over. Pro Tip, put the address of 800 9th street SW as the pick up/drop off location.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 11, 2017, 04:04:23 pm
If you mean today, likely nothing.  Tomorrow is the "grand opening" of the Wharf, but its hard to say what will actually be open...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 11, 2017, 04:05:41 pm
If you mean today, likely nothing.  Tomorrow is the "grand opening" of the Wharf, but its hard to say what will actually be open...

and as far as I can tell, those are primarily higher end restaurants and shake shack... not many places to catch a game.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Schulzenstein on October 11, 2017, 04:16:03 pm
Anyone have a recommendation of a place to watch the Nats game that is close to the venue? Want to get a bit of viewing in before doors open.

Unfortunately no... I'd recommend hanging at Navy Yard or Barrack's Row and taking a five minute uber over. Pro Tip, put the address of 800 9th street SW as the pick up/drop off location.

That sounds like the move. Thanks! Really appreciate the uber tip as well. Was wondering how I'd go about it post show.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 11, 2017, 05:01:49 pm
Unfortunately no... I'd recommend hanging at Navy Yard or Barrack's Row and taking a five minute uber over. Pro Tip, put the address of 800 9th street SW as the pick up/drop off location.

I was cleaning out my wallet and found a bar receipt ($$$) from Sunday night and it lists the address as 990 Maine Ave.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 11, 2017, 05:03:09 pm
Unfortunately no... I'd recommend hanging at Navy Yard or Barrack's Row and taking a five minute uber over. Pro Tip, put the address of 800 9th street SW as the pick up/drop off location.

I was cleaning out my wallet and found a bar receipt ($$$) from Sunday night and it lists the address as 990 Maine Ave.

Yes, you can use any of the Maine Ave addresses but the issue was that address not being valid yet (at least according to Uber driver) and 800 9th street is building a block away that's been there forever.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 11, 2017, 05:38:22 pm
Many Of The Wharf's Buzziest Restaurants Aren't Ready For The Grand Opening: http://dcist.com/2017/10/wharf.php
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 11, 2017, 08:45:20 pm
I haven't seen any boardies
 but they did have bottls of soft soap in the bathrooms
Ready for the Foos
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on October 11, 2017, 10:46:33 pm
tickets came in the mail tonight! guess i haven't been totally blacklisted.

so there is an opener, the struts, tomorrow? kinda hoped it'd just be 3 hours of the foo fighters.

any idea of set times. cough cough ha ha.

seriously, i only have to walk 3 blocks from home to get there but i'd like to minimize waiting in line for an hour.

it's going to be commuter hell between the show and the game so add in lots of extra time if taking the metro or driving. green line is going to jam packed and 395/295/14th street bridge will be gridlock.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 11, 2017, 11:08:52 pm
Slayed
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on October 12, 2017, 01:42:20 am
And, no cell service to speak of. 

conspiracy theory: the venue is scrambling cell service, on purpose.

to be clear, the above is completely unfounded, potentially illegal, and mostly a fantasy of mine.  while it might not stop all idiots who incessantly hold up their phones at shows, lack of connectivity would at least cut off the periscopers/streamers/etc.

speaking of cell phones: how did the whole lockable pouch thing go?

I think the food issue is a problem they may not solve right away. We ordered within 15 minutes of opening and waited until 7:30. The orders, when they came up,  were in a totally random fashion. Added to the mess was the fact that they have no way of announcing which orders have come up.

seems to me that that last part could be solved with a $10 whiteboard.  or, go fancy and get some sort of a pixel-board (electronic sign).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 12, 2017, 04:50:47 am
conspiracy theory: the venue is scrambling cell service, on purpose.

Eponysterical
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 12, 2017, 04:56:23 am
it's going to be commuter hell between the show and the game so add in lots of extra time if taking the metro or driving. green line is going to jam packed and 395/295/14th street bridge will be gridlock.

Add to that the Bacon Brothers free show, daylight fireworks at 630 and other grand opening festivities...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: kosmo vinyl on October 12, 2017, 05:33:03 am
I was hanging out in back and meet Bags briefly last night.  How long did they end up playing?  I lost steam around 10 and with the 15 minute walk back to L'efant slipped out.. Venue is indeed top notch!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 12, 2017, 08:52:36 am
I was hanging out in back and meet Bags briefly last night.  How long did they end up playing?  I lost steam around 10 and with the 15 minute walk back to L'efant slipped out.. Venue is indeed top notch!

I'm not really a Foo Fighters fan but I had a blast at last nights show.  The venue really shined for this show.  Foo Fighters were able to fill the space in a way that none of the bands from the soft openers were.  Lots of people there were genuine fans wearing FF stuff.  I didn't go upstairs but from the floor the Anthem was full without being uncomfortable.  It even thinned out a little bit at the end.

Dave was obviously having a good time and he does a good job of playing the part of Rock star.  He let the band play around at times as well. I actually liked most of the deeper cuts (which I'd never heard) better than the radio hits that I did know. Show started promptly at 9:00 and Elliott didn't only had about a minute of filler before things kicked off.  Show was only billed as an hour but it ended up going until 10:45. 

Not sure if the food problems were worked out but I did see hot dogs making their way towards me and they looked pretty good.

Once it started I had no regrets about missing Tricky at U Street.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 12, 2017, 09:10:43 am
I have no skin in the game and don't really care, but curious how many people will be butthurt that really they're not going to the opening of The Anthem tonight where in reality it's been open all week with the main headliner playing two nights in a row?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 12, 2017, 09:19:40 am
I have no skin in the game and don't really care, but curious how many people will be butthurt that really they're not going to the opening of The Anthem tonight where in reality it's been open all week with the main headliner playing two nights in a row?
Tuesday and last night did not have Julian in the building. Sunday and tonite do. That's your real FOMO point.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 12, 2017, 09:46:01 am
Have to say a colossal thank you to the Director for hooking me up with a ticket. Such a thoughtful gesture, and I am so grateful. Sorry we didn't cross paths last night, but we will in the future. I owe you.

My thoughts:

1) The venue: pretty stunning. It has the stature of something like the Aragon in Chicago, but a 21st Century version with much better sound and more comfortable. It's so funny how it feels like a club and a small arena at the same time. It just depends on what's going on. With the Foos on stage, they make it feel like one big party. But it's going to be interesting to see how the feel of the venue changes depending upon who is on stage. And that stage is huge. I didn't have any issues getting in, and I'm grateful that the capacity was capped. It was easy to move around and check things out. Though I didn't buy any drinks or eat anything, it looked like there were a lot of options. I recognized some staff (didn't see Hutch though) and everyone working there seemed pretty cool.

2) The Foos: not my favorite show of theirs, but very fun. Dave was talking to Seth during the set, who was right above me and beaming down like a proud papa admiring his new baby. The set was actually a solid 2 hours...they wrapped up just before 11pm. Pretty impressive that they gave us a full show. I am sure tonight will be more grand, I was wondering if maybe they'd bring in some special guests or something.

3) Overall: we needed a venue of this size, and we got it. The face of music has definitely changed, and unfortunately most of the bands that I want to see aren't playing the 9:30 Club anymore. Most are either of a more specific taste, so they grace smaller stages. Others will be at the Anthem. So in a lot of ways, this is the venue that we'll likely be spending more and more time at. It'll be interesting to see how easy it is to get there and leave, especially using ride shares, because I don't see the Metro as being the most convenient option. That whole part of the city is now changed for good. I can't believe walking around there how much they put there. If it's true Millennials are starting to leave DC, then we'll see if all the growth in the city is sustainable. I wish Seth and all the other business owners great success. I'm not sure how often I'll be able to attend shows, weekends are safer bets for me. I'll just assume most nights the headliner will go on in the 8:30 to 9:15 range. Hutch, if you are able to get any intel, please share with us whatever you find out. We'll make it worth your efforts, I promise.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 12, 2017, 09:49:44 am
Hutch, if you are able to get any free tickets, please share with us. We'll make it worth your efforts, I promise.

FTFY
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 12, 2017, 09:59:11 am
Have to say a colossal thank you to the Director for hooking me up with a ticket. Such a thoughtful gesture, and I am so grateful. Sorry we didn't cross paths last night, but we will in the future. I owe you.

My thoughts:

1) The venue: pretty stunning. It has the stature of something like the Aragon in Chicago, but a 21st Century version with much better sound and more comfortable. It's so funny how it feels like a club and a small arena at the same time. It just depends on what's going on. With the Foos on stage, they make it feel like one big party. But it's going to be interesting to see how the feel of the venue changes depending upon who is on stage. And that stage is huge. I didn't have any issues getting in, and I'm grateful that the capacity was capped. It was easy to move around and check things out. Though I didn't buy any drinks or eat anything, it looked like there were a lot of options. I recognized some staff (didn't see Hutch though) and everyone working there seemed pretty cool.

2) The Foos: not my favorite show of theirs, but very fun. Dave was talking to Seth during the set, who was right above me and beaming down like a proud papa admiring his new baby. The set was actually a solid 2 hours...they wrapped up just before 11pm. Pretty impressive that they gave us a full show. I am sure tonight will be more grand, I was wondering if maybe they'd bring in some special guests or something.

3) Overall: we needed a venue of this size, and we got it. The face of music has definitely changed, and unfortunately most of the bands that I want to see aren't playing the 9:30 Club anymore. Most are either of a more specific taste, so they grace smaller stages. Others will be at the Anthem. So in a lot of ways, this is the venue that we'll likely be spending more and more time at. It'll be interesting to see how easy it is to get there and leave, especially using ride shares, because I don't see the Metro as being the most convenient option. That whole part of the city is now changed for good. I can't believe walking around there how much they put there. If it's true Millennials are starting to leave DC, then we'll see if all the growth in the city is sustainable. I wish Seth and all the other business owners great success. I'm not sure how often I'll be able to attend shows, weekends are safer bets for me. I'll just assume most nights the headliner will go on in the 8:30 to 9:15 range. Hutch, if you are able to get any intel, please share with us whatever you find out. We'll make it worth your efforts, I promise.

I am up for a bit of a walk, but I've used metro twice from there and had no problems.  Last night I made it to L'Enfant by 11:00 easily and home to the hill by 11:20.  On Tuesday I took the train back to Bethesda without a problem.   
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 12, 2017, 11:04:04 am
I was hanging out in back and meet Bags briefly last night.  How long did they end up playing?  I lost steam around 10 and with the 15 minute walk back to L'efant slipped out.. Venue is indeed top notch!
They played until 10:55.

They didn't lock up cell phones last night, which has me wondering if they really are going to bother tonight, with 6000 attendees going in and coming out.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 12, 2017, 11:10:07 am
Yeah the cell phone lock up bags aren't bad.  They did it for the Chappelle show at Warner.  I guess that is way less then 6000 but it's doable.  Did they mention they would do this?  I will bring my camcorder instead
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 12, 2017, 11:19:17 am
Great post, Bearman.  Missed you last night, I was over on the other side of the stage.  Agree with all you said.  I will have been at The Anthem 5 times in less than 2 weeks.  Like the old days for me at 9:30.  ;)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 12, 2017, 11:21:17 am
Are you allowed to kneel at the Anthem?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 12, 2017, 11:21:57 am
Is it true that there is an 11:00 "curfew" for all shows at The Anthem?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 12, 2017, 11:22:36 am
Are you allowed to kneel at the Anthem?
Ha, you come in at just the right time, GGW.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 12, 2017, 11:23:10 am
For a long stretch i was where you were bearman

I was at show thanks to fwb...enjoyed the hell out of it..

Thankfully the sound was real good...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 12, 2017, 11:30:50 am
Is it true that there is an 11:00 "curfew" for all shows at The Anthem?

I think this crosses the line into "set time" information.

But seriously, I almost always ask the staph when the show is going to end. A rare occasion that they don't know...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 12, 2017, 11:32:17 am
Is it true that there is an 11:00 "curfew" for all shows at The Anthem?

I think this crosses the line into "set time" information.

But seriously, I almost always ask the staph when the show is going to end. A rare occasion that they don't know...
It'll make things easy if we find out all shows must be over by 11!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 12, 2017, 12:09:47 pm
(https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/files/2017/10/wk-cover-crop-1024x685.jpg)

His Sethness was on the radio this morning.  He said you can stand on top of the marquee for some sweet views.  Did anyone try that during the soft openings?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 12, 2017, 12:10:42 pm
(https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/files/2017/10/wk-cover-crop-1024x685.jpg)

His Sethness was on the radio this morning.  He said you can stand on top of the marquee for some sweet views.  Did anyone try that during the soft openings?

Indeed.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 12, 2017, 12:21:34 pm
(https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/files/2017/10/wk-cover-crop-1024x685.jpg)

His Sethness was on the radio this morning.  He said you can stand on top of the marquee for some sweet views.  Did anyone try that during the soft openings?

(http://hemisphire.com/tmp/20171008_220638.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 12, 2017, 12:24:37 pm
The view towards Shake Shack is nice. No idea how to upload an image so you'll have to take my word on it. Or wait for someone smarter to do it.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 12, 2017, 12:28:06 pm
The view towards Shake Shack is nice. No idea how to upload an image so you'll have to take my word on it. Or wait for someone smarter to do it.

You need the gold level status account for direct photo postings or you can simply upload the photo to a photo sharing site and copy/paste the url.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 12, 2017, 12:35:45 pm
The first rule of the gold level is don't talk about the gold level!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on October 12, 2017, 12:42:25 pm
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/kmdobrz/IMG_2352_zpsqlpcztiv.jpg~original) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/kmdobrz/media/IMG_2352_zpsqlpcztiv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 12, 2017, 12:56:39 pm
The first rule of the gold level is don't talk about the gold level!

That's what we say on the Platinum level, too.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 12, 2017, 01:12:41 pm
The first rule of the gold level is don't talk about the gold level!

That's what we say on the Platinum level, too.

Can we move the NPR birthday party to the Anthem?  I never thought there were quite so many NPR lovers in this town (or that they were so quick on the ticket trigger).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 12, 2017, 01:54:01 pm
The first rule of the gold level is don't talk about the gold level!

That's what we say on the Platinum level, too.

Can we move the NPR birthday party to the Anthem?  I never thought there were quite so many NPR lovers in this town (or that they were so quick on the ticket trigger).

Who is playing that show?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 12, 2017, 01:57:02 pm
The first rule of the gold level is don't talk about the gold level!

That's what we say on the Platinum level, too.

dudes. the levels are not gold and platinum...

they are
Concrete and Gold

(https://images.bwwstatic.com/columnpic8/680BA4AE5F1-EBA0-6992-C46E89ACFA66AC23.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 12, 2017, 02:13:49 pm
I'm platinum with mother-of-pearl inlay, diamond-encrusted level. It's ostentatious.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: aces on October 12, 2017, 02:21:45 pm
The first rule of the gold level is don't talk about the gold level!

That's what we say on the Platinum level, too.

Can we move the NPR birthday party to the Anthem?  I never thought there were quite so many NPR lovers in this town (or that they were so quick on the ticket trigger).

Who is playing that show?
Wait, wait, don't tell me.....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 12, 2017, 02:22:25 pm
The first rule of the gold level is don't talk about the gold level!

That's what we say on the Platinum level, too.

Can we move the NPR birthday party to the Anthem?  I never thought there were quite so many NPR lovers in this town (or that they were so quick on the ticket trigger).

Who is playing that show?

Join NPR Music and public radio stations from across the country for a star-studded concert at Washington D.C.’s famed 9:30 Club. The evening will showcase a top-secret lineup unlike any other, featuring some of the staff’s favorite musicians from the past 10 years. Prepare to be surprised.

Ie, no clue.  That's why I didn't think it would sell out so fast
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 12, 2017, 02:26:48 pm
Really? I would guess DC has probably the most NPR listeners per capita.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on October 12, 2017, 02:47:26 pm
Really? I would guess DC has probably the most NPR listeners per capita.

I was joking about the love of NPR, but I really didn't think a show where the artists weren't announced would sell out immediately. (I also was surprised that my friends wanted to go so badly)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: kosmo vinyl on October 12, 2017, 03:00:14 pm
Given that the restrooms have stated capacities, I wonder if they'll be hosting secret hobo rock shows in them..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 12, 2017, 03:57:07 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2017/10/12/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-anthem-the-massive-new-music-venue-at-d-c-s-the-wharf/?tid=ss_fb-bottom&utm_term=.ed98ed12de9d
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 12, 2017, 04:04:10 pm
Really? I would guess DC has probably the most NPR listeners per capita.

I was joking about the love of NPR, but I really didn't think a show where the artists weren't announced would sell out immediately. (I also was surprised that my friends wanted to go so badly)

Further proof there are many idiots in the world. Or at least in the DMV.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 12, 2017, 04:06:56 pm
Add me to the ranks of those stunned the NPR show is already sold out. At $20, yeah, I could see that. But at $40 each for an unknown lineup? No thanks.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 12, 2017, 07:49:53 pm
But seriously. WiFi and outlets for charging you phone. Am I in heaven?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 12, 2017, 09:01:08 pm
Eddie Vedder to sit in with Foo post cubs game... spotted on the wharf earlier
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on October 12, 2017, 11:55:54 pm
from A Trusted Source:

"Seth jumped behind drums for Rolling Stones - "Bitch". I was gonna lose my shit, but Taylor fucked up the lyrics. LOL."

def missing DC right now...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: blipvurt on October 13, 2017, 01:06:23 am
After attending 3 shows at The Anthem this week I'm completely in love with the new venue and so excited for its future!

Foo Fighters really filled the place and it still felt comfortable in there. It's all about the sight line planning. So perfect.

Also Dave and co. (With a guest spot of Seth on drums) rocked the joint!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 13, 2017, 09:40:48 am
Eddie Vedder to sit in with Foo post cubs game... spotted on the wharf earlier

What songs did they do?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 13, 2017, 09:57:20 am
Eddie Vedder to sit in with Foo post cubs game... spotted on the wharf earlier

What songs did they do?

My sources tell me the game went too late for Eddie to show up in time.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 13, 2017, 09:58:12 am
Eddie Vedder to sit in with Foo post cubs game... spotted on the wharf earlier

What songs did they do?

I don't think Eddie did any songs, sound like a Julian story
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: wml7 on October 13, 2017, 10:52:31 am
So for all that went last night how was the show?  How late did they play till and were people able to get to the metro on time or did people have to leave to catch it?
 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: jeffml on October 13, 2017, 11:33:50 am
Show ended at about 12:15.  No Vedder...Cubs/Nats game was in the 8th inning when show ended.

Also Foos were great...and as everyone said, the venue is beautiful...sound was excellent.  I didn't get food or drinks (sorry Seth), but it seems that they have a few kinks to work out as far as service time.  I heard a lot of people complaining about the amount it took to get drinks.

My only concern is the long lines for entry into the venue.  I know there was additional ticket scrutiny last night, but if the entry lines are that long for most shows, then entry in the cold of winter, and on hot humid summer days, may be a hassle.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 13, 2017, 01:16:08 pm
Food service attempt #2.  The cash registers were properly transmitting orders to the kitchen last night, but they still haven't quite figured out how to get the food to the people.  This system isn't working.  I finally got mine when somebody from the kitchen came out into the crowd, took my receipt, and found my food on the counter.  My number was not listed on the whiteboard, so more than likely, I was given somebody else's food that matched my order.  Fixed my problem, but I'm sure caused major headaches down the line...


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/37626634336_2e7ea71861_z.jpg)

There were about 40 orders on the counter that they couldn't match to their owners.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4451/23822571998_60ba74a0e0_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 13, 2017, 01:19:10 pm
Oh, and I have no idea what Metro did with the extra $100K last night, but there was exactly 1 train to Glenmont between 11:30 and 12:30.  And that was at 12:30.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 13, 2017, 01:34:23 pm
I know! I had to wait 30 minutes fir my train...just grateful to get home but didnt need to see cubs fan gloating
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 13, 2017, 01:39:04 pm
PS, with the heads up about the mermaid, saw her swimming up in the pool as we entered.  SUPER fun.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 13, 2017, 02:18:33 pm
WHO EATS DINNER AT A ROCK SHOW?

If you expect food service at a sold out, max capacity show, on opening night to be a priority, you're greatly mistaken!

GIMMIE SOME TENDERS AND A SOFT PRETZEL.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 13, 2017, 02:24:00 pm
Erm...I had a hot dog.  I wasn't expecting a macadamia-crusted dover sole filet with asparagus and a satiny gribiche.  The venue offered food, I ordered food, they had trouble producing...food.  If you had ordered your tenders, you'd still be waiting for them.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bags on October 13, 2017, 04:19:17 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2017/10/13/foo-fighters-broke-in-the-anthem-and-d-c-s-music-scene-will-never-be-the-same/?utm_term=.5b73a7fd67d2

"Congratulations, DC you now have the most badass venue in the U.S. of A!" - Dave Grohl
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on October 13, 2017, 04:26:54 pm
Food service attempt #2.  The cash registers were properly transmitting orders to the kitchen last night, but they still haven't quite figured out how to get the food to the people.  This system isn't working.  I finally got mine when somebody from the kitchen came out into the crowd, took my receipt, and found my food on the counter.  My number was not listed on the whiteboard, so more than likely, I was given somebody else's food that matched my order.  Fixed my problem, but I'm sure caused major headaches down the line...


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/37626634336_2e7ea71861_z.jpg)

in the finest tradition of under-informed blowhards such as Trump and Julian, i'm going to take all the credit for this:

I think the food issue is a problem they may not solve right away. We ordered within 15 minutes of opening and waited until 7:30. The orders, when they came up,  were in a totally random fashion. Added to the mess was the fact that they have no way of announcing which orders have come up.

seems to me that that last part could be solved with a $10 whiteboard. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 13, 2017, 04:33:37 pm
in the finest tradition of [. . .] Julian, i'm going to . . .
Julian, beloved local INSPIRATION
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Seth Hurwitz on October 13, 2017, 05:17:33 pm
food service definitely needs work

we'll get there
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 13, 2017, 05:47:48 pm
:) thanks - I'll keep trying!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 13, 2017, 05:56:15 pm
has anyone made a "kneel before the Anthem" joke anywhere?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: kosmo vinyl on October 13, 2017, 06:08:20 pm
has anyone made a "kneel before the Anthem" joke anywhere?

yes GGW has a variation

http://forum.930.com/index.php?topic=24548.msg470377#msg470377
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: dave24 on October 14, 2017, 11:38:34 am
There is in fact very little to complain about.  It's a great venue like everyone is talking about.  But - the food AND beverage service is a little lacking.

The food service on the Tues soft opening was... is retarded too strong of a word?  We ordered two items (grilled cheese sandwiches) and were told it would be an hour.  Two and a half hours later the bartender had five items.  None of them were what we ordered. He offered that we could have whatever we wanted from the assortment, or be refunded.

So - I told my friend I was taking Thursday night to not come hungry.  But, the credit card only payment system bit them in the ass.  The systems went down with about 10 minutes to go in the Struts' set.  To me this is of course a prime time for drinks - not missing the headliner, and beating some of the line in between sets.  They told us we couldn't pay cash.  As a backup to the credit only system we can't pay cash? That seems a bit ridiculous.

Later one of the secondary bars ran out of paper in their credit card receipt roll.  My card had gone through - so, I tipped the bartender cash.  She didn't seem to mind that.

I'm sure it will all get worked out.  But, I wasn't the only one not understanding why we couldn't pay with cash when the processing systems were down.  I understand cash at a 6,000 person show may represent a security risk at the end of the night.  But, no cash at all - they were turning away money for 15 to 20 minutes.  How about credit only as long as the credit processors are operational?

Other than that - awesome venue - can't wait to go back again. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 14, 2017, 03:39:58 pm
Do the bars accept bitcoin?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 14, 2017, 05:16:34 pm
how about wampum?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 14, 2017, 06:35:38 pm
Changes already so ask questions like reg balcony smokin
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 14, 2017, 06:52:53 pm
Changes already so ask questions like reg balcony smokin

Oh hell no
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: JohnnyBaconbitz on October 16, 2017, 09:40:10 pm
What time are we thinking LCD goes on tomorrow and wed?

Can’t get there until 9 but site lists showtime as 8p

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 16, 2017, 10:07:27 pm
I'll save you a spot.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on October 17, 2017, 09:58:25 am
What time are we thinking LCD goes on tomorrow and wed?

Can’t get there until 9 but site lists showtime as 8p

I'm guessing 8:15/8:30 as some of them are DJ'ing at U Street at 11.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 17, 2017, 10:58:08 am
so how long should one expect to stand in line for these sold out shows? (tonight for example).  I'm leaving right after work, but assume I won't get down there until 6:30 or so due to traffic.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on October 17, 2017, 01:37:45 pm
 there are two GA lines tonight according to an email from The Anthem so that should help getting people in quicker.

so how long should one expect to stand in line for these sold out shows? (tonight for example).  I'm leaving right after work, but assume I won't get down there until 6:30 or so due to traffic.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 01:41:59 pm
I'd still plan on an hour in line.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 17, 2017, 02:07:06 pm
Why, exactly, is it taking so long to get people inside?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 17, 2017, 02:28:57 pm
Why, exactly, is it taking so long to get people inside?

Too many people eager to get in early to enjoy the vegan hot dogs.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 17, 2017, 02:29:10 pm
People are being "wanded", tickets scanned and IDs checked...you can imagine people cleaning out pockets etc...and because the entrance is on the waterfront there really isnt more space to have additional lines...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 17, 2017, 02:49:36 pm
People are being "wanded", tickets scanned and IDs checked...you can imagine people cleaning out pockets etc...and because the entrance is on the waterfront there really isnt more space to have additional lines...

So why are the wanding people at Anthem but not at 9:30?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gloriaabortion on October 17, 2017, 02:52:40 pm
People are being "wanded", tickets scanned and IDs checked...you can imagine people cleaning out pockets etc...and because the entrance is on the waterfront there really isnt more space to have additional lines...

So why are the wanding people at Anthem but not at 9:30?
I was wanded at 9:30 on Friday.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 17, 2017, 02:53:37 pm
I was wanded at 9:30 on Friday.
Show us on the doll where the President "wanded" you. . .
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 17, 2017, 03:12:28 pm
also everyone gets a wrist band or a stamp...  so you got wanding, ticketscan, ID check, wrist band... with 90% of people coming in through the waterside you can imagine it takes time to get 5000 people+ in...


so you're really best advised to come early and i don't mean half an hour early i mean way earlier... now I guess as has been stated they are working on the kinks and its going to get better..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 03:17:28 pm
So you can stand in line for an hour before they start processing people, or you can stand in line for an hour once they start.  If you don't care about the opening act, just come at 8:30.  The line should be gone by then, yes?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 17, 2017, 03:20:10 pm
So you can stand in line for an hour before they start processing people, or you can stand in line for an hour once they start.  If you don't care about the opening act, just come at 8:30.  The line should be gone by then, yes?


no.. the line will be at close to peak then i'm guessing.. you won't get in for a good while.. and will miss the first part of the main act.. main acts seem to go on about 9-915.. first act seems to go on at 8.. set break 8:45-915ish...

basically you got to imagine its going to get better and more smooth as staff gets better and people begin to know they can't expect to come in like at the 930 club and walk in with a 2 minute wait.. right now i think a lot of people are arriving at the same time...but i could be wrong...but for your first show i would not chance it and i would get there early..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 17, 2017, 03:21:32 pm
right now the line process is basically like at an airport..security is a bigger concern these days at venues given recent events.. I'm sure it is going to get better but make the necessary adjustments particularly for a sold out show... if you're planning to have that one last drink before heading over and then waltz on in.. well, it ain't going to happen.. not at the moment based on what I have seen...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 17, 2017, 03:26:40 pm
your hutchesty,

after a few shows under your belt, is everything truly sold out (6,000 tickets) or do some appear to be less sold out than others?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 17, 2017, 03:30:21 pm
Are you saying the website listed shows other than the Foos on opening night as sold out?

The Foo Fighters opening night was a sold out show.

I note the Super Excellent Seats are pretty much always sold out.

I was there last night for Phoenix as a patron...I had a great time..not sure much more to say...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 17, 2017, 03:30:58 pm
right now the line process is basically like at an airport..security is a bigger concern these days at venues given recent events.. I'm sure it is going to get better but make the necessary adjustments particularly for a sold out show... if you're planning to have that one last drink before heading over and then waltz on in.. well, it ain't going to happen.. not at the moment based on what I have seen...

Sorry, this is bullshit. You shouldn't have to wait in line for an hour to get processed for a show. This isn't the fucking airport, it's not a fucking federal facility and it's not a sports stadium. It's a mid sized concert venue. There is no reason to not have an issue like this at Anthem but not 930.

Fuck security theater.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 17, 2017, 03:39:35 pm
Are you saying the website listed shows other than the Foos on opening night as sold out?

The Foo Fighters opening night was a sold out show.

I note the Super Excellent Seats are pretty much always sold out.

I was there last night for Phoenix as a patron...I had a great time..not sure much more to say...

I have no idea hutch... was just curious if it's butts to nuts™ packed or if there is something breathing room in there.

my apologies.

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 17, 2017, 03:40:10 pm
right now the line process is basically like at an airport..security is a bigger concern these days at venues given recent events.. I'm sure it is going to get better but make the necessary adjustments particularly for a sold out show... if you're planning to have that one last drink before heading over and then waltz on in.. well, it ain't going to happen.. not at the moment based on what I have seen...

Sorry, this is bullshit. You shouldn't have to wait in line for an hour to get processed for a show. This isn't the fucking airport, it's not a fucking federal facility and it's not a sports stadium. It's a mid sized concert venue. There is no reason to not have an issue like this at Anthem but not 930.

Fuck security theater.

I'd much prefer a bit of a wait to get in vs. being shot up by some pscyho, but that's just me.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 17, 2017, 03:41:31 pm
Oh no prob...shows have not been that packed...i was moving around a lot...but none of the shows after foos sold out
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 17, 2017, 04:04:31 pm
Well I am just telling you the security means you have to budget, at this point, more time...not passing judgment but I will say all these concert and club event incidents (to put it mildly) have to give one pause
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 04:23:07 pm
I'll never understand why we blame the venues (hotels, etc) for mass shootings, rather than the guns. Don't buy into the NRA narrative! Stunning that DC just legalized concealed carry. Sad!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 17, 2017, 04:29:22 pm
I'll never understand why we blame the venues (hotels, etc) for mass shootings, rather than the guns. Don't buy into the NRA narrative! Stunning that DC just legalized concealed carry. Sad!

Who is blaming the venue? If a venue has a policy in place to ensure the safety of their visiters, I'm all for it.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 04:36:51 pm
The narrative after Las Vegas was that we need to increase hotel security, NOT that we need to ban guns.  They would have you believe that hotel security was the problem, not the shooter, the weapon, the ammo...hotel security.  That's why 59 people died.  Bad hotel security.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 17, 2017, 05:02:17 pm
Well I doubt we want to debate guns...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 05:07:25 pm
Now's not the time, I guess.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 05:10:34 pm
On a more pleasant topic, are you allowed to bring in outside food?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 17, 2017, 05:49:24 pm
I'd much prefer a bit of a wait to get in vs. being shot up by some pscyho, but that's just me.

They spent what over 30 years at the two 930 venues without wanding anyone down, and no one got shot up.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 17, 2017, 06:14:10 pm
Uh...times have unfortunately changed?

Anyways number  9
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 07:07:46 pm
No line. Walked right in.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 07:11:38 pm
Menu is highly simplified. Grilled cheese and hotdogs.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 17, 2017, 08:03:51 pm
Took me 15 min to get inside
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 08:10:40 pm
Welcome!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 17, 2017, 11:46:49 pm
Metro officially sucks. That is all.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on October 17, 2017, 11:46:57 pm
One element of the security confuses me.  (Phoenix last night was my first time at the Anthem.)  All right, so you stand in the security line.  They wand you.  They scan your ticket.  They ID you.  Then they hand you a wristband to put on yourself between there and the actual door of the venue, where anyone with a wristband is allowed in.  Couldn't a person just go through the security process and hand the wristband to another person?

Beautiful venue, though.  I had a wonderful time.  I am excited to return for Queens of the Stone Age, Courtney Barnett, Morrissey (which is absolutely going to go on as scheduled), the National, etc.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DotTheEyes on October 17, 2017, 11:51:49 pm
Oh, and the parking garage with an elevator almost directly to the venue was nice.  I come to shows from Southern Maryland--past even Solomons Island--so I tend to just drive into the city versus Metro, and convenient parking is always a pleasure.  I wonder if the garage completely fills up the night of a sold-out show.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 18, 2017, 12:09:04 am
I've always had a helpful security stapher put the wristband on for me. But it doesn't seem mandatory that you enter after going through screening. Couldn't I go to the Brixton to enjoy a sub-$10 beverage?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 18, 2017, 01:09:32 am
What happened with metro??
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on October 18, 2017, 08:53:38 am
For it being on the water, they really should put the wristbands on for you. The ground was littered with the sticker backings. But, that's my only complaint. Super efficient system getting in, even with the wanding. Awesome venue. Stood in the back and had plenty of room to move around last night.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 18, 2017, 09:34:54 am
Third time I’ve deigned The Anthem with my presence: third fantastic crowd turn out. Wondering when Seth will be mailing out my appearance fee.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on October 18, 2017, 09:35:52 am
Last night was my first visit to the new spot.  Lots of things to be happy about.  The sound, sight lines and layout are all great.  The garage was kind of a clusterfuck.  Tons of people waiting in line to pay their exit tickets, lots of people circling for spots with no parking available close to show time, and no street parking to be seen. 

I have two gripes.  First, the line to get a drink was ridiculous.  It took 30 minutes to get a round of drinks pre-show.  It still took 10 minutes during the peak of the show.  That's a really long wait for some beers.  People were nursing their drinks as slowly as possible to avoid that line. 

Second, the water fountains are awesome for those non-drinkers.  However, the one near us was not working properly.  It was the one on the opposite end of the the venue from the main entrance on the main floor.  One side worked fine, the other you would push as hard as possible and barely anything would come out.  This resulted in a big line for the one working water fountain to get water refills.  Hopefully that's an easy fix.

I noticed that store bought soap dispensers were placed in the bathrooms.  It prevented a backup at the sinks from people trying to use the auto dispensers.  Looks like someone is listening to the feedback from the fans. 

Can't wait to go back.  All in all, it was a great experience.  I feel lucky to have this venue in our city.   
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on October 18, 2017, 09:47:37 am
What were the set times for LCD last night?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on October 18, 2017, 10:08:38 am
What were the set times for LCD last night?

One long set.  LCD went on at 9:10.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 18, 2017, 10:22:01 am
Tip---yes, the first floor bars have long lines. The second and third probably did not have as long of lines as there are fewer people up there.

Auto water faucets in mens rooms are still a huge pain.

Not nearly enough wifi coverage. Don't offer it if you won't provide enough.

Glad to see beer prices listed. Seth should also do this at 930.

I would like to know how much he pays out in CC fees with all the one time swiping going on during shows.

Saw a lot of progress laat night from the first soft opening. And of course the sound was great and james was mind blowing, though I'm pissed he played an extra new song instead of us vs them.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 18, 2017, 10:43:06 am
By new song you mean the one James said they were playing live for first time?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on October 18, 2017, 10:48:52 am
I didn't mind that they played new songs instead of older stuff.  Setlist was awesome. 

Definitely one of the best sounding LCDSS shows I've seen.

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 18, 2017, 11:24:45 am
By new song you mean the one James said they were playing live for first time?

No, just in general all the new songs. I expect bands to play new songs but he's only got a few albums and I'm not paying $65 to hear new songs. I want to hear Us vs Them.

Sorry for being ungrateful.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 18, 2017, 11:26:29 am
Again, the District really needs to figure out how to improve pedestrian infrastructure between the Anthem and L'Enfant Plaza. It's a disaster, especially after 5,000 people descend upon the area.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on October 18, 2017, 12:45:34 pm
What were the set times for LCD last night?

One long set.  LCD went on at 9:10.

Thanks -- no opener?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on October 18, 2017, 12:47:05 pm
What were the set times for LCD last night?

One long set.  LCD went on at 9:10.

Thanks -- no opener?

There was a DJ from 8:00 to 9:00.  No other opener.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on October 18, 2017, 01:15:59 pm
that DJ was terrible  >:(
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: BrettnotBritt on October 18, 2017, 01:22:57 pm
Went for the first time last night and just wow this place is incredible. Lines were long but efficient, took maybe 15 minutes to get inside once a staffer informed us of two more GA lines towards the left of the main entrance.

Lines for the bars were painfully long on the second floor, but once the show started there was very little wait. Will just do that next time.

I know soap dispensers are a hot topic 'round these parts, but they had a bunch of Softsoap containers in the restroom as replacements.

Anyway, back to the venue itself, I was in awe. Not a bad seat in the house and the sound was terrific. We opted for the center balcony on the second floor since my wife is 5' and we could see everything.

We had to bail before All My Friends to avoid the Uber onslaught and get in home in time for the sitter, but Seth & Co hit a grand slam with this venue. I've been pining for a place like this since seeing the Pixies at DAR in '04 and The Anthem was worth the wait.

Also, I got a full signal inside with T-Mobile, even better than at my own house.

tl;dr this place is awesome and can't wait to go back
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 18, 2017, 01:25:10 pm
that DJ was terrible  >:(
wow Kosmo got a good slot
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 18, 2017, 01:35:33 pm
It's my potentially wrong understanding that only a few of the wharf restaurants are actually open at this point. Can anyone confirm?

I know some temporarily opened last week and will reopen Monday. My wife and I are coming down for Queens on Friday and would like to eat before the show (sorry, Seth. We did eat at the soft opening, tho).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on October 18, 2017, 01:46:22 pm
It's my potentially wrong understanding that only a few of the wharf restaurants are actually open at this point. Can anyone confirm?

I know some temporarily opened last week and will reopen Monday. My wife and I are coming down for Queens on Friday and would like to eat before the show (sorry, Seth. We did eat at the soft opening, tho).

There is not that much there for food. I was glad I ate dinner right before I left. Super long lines for what is open.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: friarfunk on October 18, 2017, 01:50:45 pm
Anyway, back to the venue itself, I was in awe. Not a bad seat in the house and the sound was terrific. We opted for the center balcony on the second floor since my wife is 5' and we could see everything.
My similarly height-abbreviated wife and I were probably near you on the center balcony. She was over the moon at the sightlines everywhere.  IMP did an absolutely incredible job with the design of this place.  I don't know how many people have made it up to the third floor balcony yet, but it's tremendous as well.  The lines at the bars get lighter and lighter the higher you go, too.

Food is definitely a cluster.  A little before 8 last night it seemed like the counter gave up on the whiteboard and was just trading in receipts first-come first-served.  I think that was a good call.  More beer variety would be nice too--of the five craft options I saw available last night, 4 were IPAs. 

But that's just concessions and can be fixed.  In terms of design, sound, and overall vibe, this might be the best venue I've ever been to.  LCDSS obviously helped set the tone, but this is a keeper.  We were blown away.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 18, 2017, 01:54:53 pm
that DJ was terrible  >:(

I thought he was pretty good
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 18, 2017, 01:57:05 pm
He was there from at least 7...the dj
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on October 18, 2017, 02:06:26 pm
he played the most unimaginative music you could imagine.

that DJ was terrible  >:(

I thought he was pretty good
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 18, 2017, 02:11:13 pm
It's my potentially wrong understanding that only a few of the wharf restaurants are actually open at this point. Can anyone confirm?

I know some temporarily opened last week and will reopen Monday. My wife and I are coming down for Queens on Friday and would like to eat before the show (sorry, Seth. We did eat at the soft opening, tho).

I noticed a crowd in Taylor Gourmet, and popped my head in.  They said they were doing a staff-only soft opening last night, but would be open for business on Monday.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 18, 2017, 02:24:06 pm
Another minor point - the bars don't have a way to scan your FWB card (or in my case, a screenshot I keep on my phone).  I had to write down the number on a napkin, and the staph had to figure out how to manually key it in.

Food service was better than it was initially, but still meh.  I got my food relatively quickly, but I think the lady who handed it to me said something about recognizing me as the guy taking pictures the other night.  She seemed annoyed.

Noteworthy - the Bao and pulled pork were off the menu.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Got Haggis? on October 18, 2017, 02:26:15 pm
When I walked up last night around 7:20, I saw a huge line. Turned out the line was for the lobster stand outside, not the anthem haha. Only took about 5-10 minutes to get inside, nice work.   Was up front for most of the show - with 2 of the tallest dudes in the venue in front of me (must have been 6’8 or so) - neither of them danced or even had a little head bob movement.  The women behind me were sooooo pissed. Heck, I was pissed too, until I managed to get in front of one of them with about 3 songs left. Theses aholes pushed their way up forward with their girlfriends, so annoying.  So for me, sight lines SUCKED ;)

LCD sounded fantastic up front though.

I parked at the Federal Center Plaza - about a 10 minute walk to The Anthem, not bad at all and only $8 - no traffic to deal with.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on October 18, 2017, 02:28:29 pm
Feedback after my 2nd visit to The Anthem:

- The line to get in can be long but really does move quickly. I saw a huge improvement between Foo Fighters and last night (LCD1). The change to check bags after the wanding process seemed to speed things up dramatically. That said, please put people's wrist bands on for them. The dude who handed me mine put it on for me and then I was stuck behind a mob of people struggling to put their own wristband on before going in.

- The bar situation obviously continues to be the biggest problem. Bartenders are working as fast as they can, but it's frustrating to get handed your drink and then have to wait 3-4 minutes for your card to get swiped, only to them have to sign a receipt. Adding more POS terminals at each bar would help, self-pay terminals (with phone payment options) would be even better, and adding at least some cash bars would be best. Also there were multiple beers sold out at each bar I went to last night. Having this info on the screens would speed things up since time is wasted by people needing to make a new selection. Bonus points if you indicate on the board if the beer is draft, can, or bottle.

- No cell service is turning out to be a big problem, even with wifi (which was much spottier at LCD than it was at Foos). Meeting up with friends in a place that size among 6k people is tricky unless you have specifically set up a meeting point in advance. Parents needing to stay in communication with babysitters are going to have problems.


These are relatively minor gripes for an otherwise amazing place. I can't say enough great things about how much attention was paid to detail and how amazing the sound is in the room. Can't wait to head back for three shows next week!



Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 18, 2017, 02:41:56 pm
It's my potentially wrong understanding that only a few of the wharf restaurants are actually open at this point. Can anyone confirm?

I know some temporarily opened last week and will reopen Monday. My wife and I are coming down for Queens on Friday and would like to eat before the show (sorry, Seth. We did eat at the soft opening, tho).

depending on your mode of transport to get there, may I suggest dining at the Navy Yard or Barrack's Row and Ubering over.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on October 18, 2017, 02:48:02 pm
Another minor point - the bars don't have a way to scan your FWB card (or in my case, a screenshot I keep on my phone).  I had to write down the number on a napkin, and the staph had to figure out how to manually key it in.

Now that you mention it, none of the bartenders have said anything about it when I handed the FWB card with my credit card, but my statement shows no points for Anthem bar transactions so there may be some training issues.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 18, 2017, 02:51:55 pm
In a venue of that size, I'm all for some babes at a giant tub filled with ice selling $10 bottles of bud light lime for cash. Would probably make things go a bit smoother.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 18, 2017, 03:05:28 pm
It's my potentially wrong understanding that only a few of the wharf restaurants are actually open at this point. Can anyone confirm?

I know some temporarily opened last week and will reopen Monday. My wife and I are coming down for Queens on Friday and would like to eat before the show (sorry, Seth. We did eat at the soft opening, tho).

depending on your mode of transport to get there, may I suggest dining at the Navy Yard or Barrack's Row and Ubering over.

The Heads Up email does encourage people to walk through the Food Court at L'Enfant.  Just sayin'
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 18, 2017, 03:08:13 pm
It's my potentially wrong understanding that only a few of the wharf restaurants are actually open at this point. Can anyone confirm?

I know some temporarily opened last week and will reopen Monday. My wife and I are coming down for Queens on Friday and would like to eat before the show (sorry, Seth. We did eat at the soft opening, tho).

depending on your mode of transport to get there, may I suggest dining at the Navy Yard or Barrack's Row and Ubering over.

The Heads Up email does encourage people to walk through the Food Court at L'Enfant.  Just sayin'


mmmm... charley's philly steaks.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: HoyaSaxa03 on October 18, 2017, 03:37:49 pm
What were the set times for LCD last night?

One long set.  LCD went on at 9:10.

Thanks -- no opener?

There was a DJ from 8:00 to 9:00.  No other opener.

Doors at 6:30, first set at 9:10 -- that's rough.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on October 18, 2017, 03:51:33 pm
I parked on the 600 block of Virginia Ave and one side is free after 630 pm...10 minute walk too.



I parked at the Federal Center Plaza - about a 10 minute walk to The Anthem, not bad at all and only $8 - no traffic to deal with.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 18, 2017, 04:51:31 pm
ANOTHER THING

Seth, stop selling bottled beer, or at least stop allowing patrons to take bottle beer into the venue. There were people dancing in the same area as beer bottles being kicked around. Now not every show at the Anthem is going to be as dancy as LCD but it's still dangerous to be having bottles rolling around on the GA floor.

Simply pour them into plastic cups if you insist on selling bottled beer.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 18, 2017, 05:25:36 pm
So you want LONGER beer lines? not passing judgment on selling bottles...just saying think of the tradeoffs...I agree on wrist bands but putting on 6000 wrist bands will slow things...


So many of the comments and suggestions are spot on though...keep 'em comin'..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on October 18, 2017, 05:26:11 pm
ANOTHER THING

Seth, stop selling bottled beer, or at least stop allowing patrons to take bottle beer into the venue. There were people dancing in the same area as beer bottles being kicked around. Now not every show at the Anthem is going to be as dancy as LCD but it's still dangerous to be having bottles rolling around on the GA floor.

Simply pour them into plastic cups if you insist on selling bottled beer.

100% in disagreement here.  Plastic cups lead to spills.  Bottles have been used at 9:30 for forever without issue.  I loved that I could get bottled beer last night.  The number of bottles left after the show was pretty small considering the size of the crowd.  People are generally pretty thoughtful with this.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on October 19, 2017, 10:29:45 am
I agree on wrist bands but putting on 6000 wrist bands will slow things...

I would think that someone who is putting wristbands on fans over and over for a few hours could do it much faster than a fan who gets handed a wristband and has to put it on themselves. At least, that was my experience the other night.

100% in disagreement here.  Plastic cups lead to spills.  Bottles have been used at 9:30 for forever without issue.  I loved that I could get bottled beer last night.  The number of bottles left after the show was pretty small considering the size of the crowd.  People are generally pretty thoughtful with this.
.

I'm with Medeski. I usually go with draft beer and expect that some will wind up on my shirt, but I know a lot of people who only drink bottled beer at the 9:30 Club for fear of having their drink spilled all over them. More recycling cans might be nice so you don't have to go all the way back to the bar to get rid of your bottle.

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: JohnnyBaconbitz on October 19, 2017, 11:08:03 am
I love a bottled beer...but I was in the top section last night for LCD and a spun-out dipshit pulled a Begbie and threw his mostly-empty plastic cup of beer over the railing and down onto the floor.

Everyone around was naturally pissed by this, and ushers were alerted and the guy was given the hook.

However, this made me think about how easy it would be for some asshole to throw a bottle over the railing from the second or third levels and really do some damage. 

Anything tossed from the third level could do damage, but a bottle from that height would be really dangerous.

As much as I hate to say it, I just don't think glass bottles are sustainable from a safety standpoint - due to the fucked up idiot factor.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on October 19, 2017, 11:16:02 am
It's my potentially wrong understanding that only a few of the wharf restaurants are actually open at this point. Can anyone confirm?

I know some temporarily opened last week and will reopen Monday. My wife and I are coming down for Queens on Friday and would like to eat before the show (sorry, Seth. We did eat at the soft opening, tho).

While waiting in line for Foo, I got a lobster roll from Red Hook and my buddy got a burger from Shake Shack. Crazy long lines everywhere that night.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 19, 2017, 12:28:54 pm
A drunk dude once smashed his bottle over my forehead at a 9:30 Cracker/Camper show, requiring multiple stitches after five or six hours of being ignored at Howard Hospital.

Count me in favor of plastic cups.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 19, 2017, 12:41:42 pm
A drunk dude once smashed his bottle over my forehead at a 9:30 Cracker/Camper show, requiring multiple stitches after five or six hours of being ignored at Howard Hospital.

Count me in favor of plastic cups.

What did you do or say that prompted THAT?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 19, 2017, 12:47:40 pm
can we make a thread of all the things that have happened to James Ford at the club
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 19, 2017, 12:52:28 pm
A drunk dude once smashed his bottle over my forehead at a 9:30 Cracker/Camper show, requiring multiple stitches after five or six hours of being ignored at Howard Hospital.

Count me in favor of plastic cups.

I think that says more about you than about the presence of beer bottles at a show.  Didn't you once get in a fight with a mime in Paris?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 19, 2017, 12:59:33 pm
A drunk dude once smashed his bottle over my forehead at a 9:30 Cracker/Camper show, requiring multiple stitches after five or six hours of being ignored at Howard Hospital.

Count me in favor of plastic cups.

What did you do or say that prompted THAT?

So the victim of a crime has to do or say something to prompt the crime? What kind of progressive are you?

I was standing in the balcony next to my then girlfriend and her friends minding my own business. Drunk dude comes up from behind and kicks me in the back of my knees, causing me to crumple to the ground. I get up and my gf says to the dude, "Hey, dude, what did you do that for?"

Before drunk dude could answer, I put my arm around his shoulder and (trying to diffuse the bizarre situation) jokingly said, "Oh don't worry, we're old pals, he's just joking around."

Before I had barely finished my sentence, the bottle was smashing across my head.

My gf's friends went and got staph and they gave chase, but the drunk dude was out the door and down the street before they could get him.

I do recall waiting outside for an ambulance and among others ThatGuy offered comforting words. The only meaningful interaction I ever had with him, he just seemed to know what to say.

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 19, 2017, 01:00:33 pm
A drunk dude once smashed his bottle over my forehead at a 9:30 Cracker/Camper show, requiring multiple stitches after five or six hours of being ignored at Howard Hospital.

Count me in favor of plastic cups.

I think that says more about you than about the presence of beer bottles at a show.  Didn't you once get in a fight with a mime in Paris?

He was harassing my wife. I was defending her. And it was in Siena. Keep your details straight or you lose credibility.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 19, 2017, 01:17:21 pm
I have been to 100s of shows at 930. Never a bottle incident...could it happen? Yes...

Sorry for that experience space..horrible
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 19, 2017, 01:22:53 pm
That sucks, Space.

I prefer bottled beer but am happy with a cup for safety factors. A dropped bottle from the 3rd floor might do a lot of damage.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 19, 2017, 01:23:39 pm
Like I said... they should have dozens of babes around giant iced tubs of terrible canned beer. Sell the for $5 a can, cash only.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 19, 2017, 01:26:21 pm
I do recall waiting outside for an ambulance and among others ThatGuy offered comforting words. The only meaningful interaction I ever had with him, he just seemed to know what to say.
Is it true that the wound healed itself once subjected to ThatGuy's warm gaze?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 19, 2017, 01:36:31 pm
I do recall waiting outside for an ambulance and among others ThatGuy offered comforting words. The only meaningful interaction I ever had with him, he just seemed to know what to say.
Is it true that the wound healed itself once subjected to ThatGuy's warm gaze?

James Ford would have made a snarky reply to this but Space will keep it snark free.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 19, 2017, 01:36:55 pm
So you want LONGER beer lines? not passing judgment on selling bottles...just saying think of the tradeoffs..

You're kidding, right? It takes 5 seconds to pour a bottled beer into a plastic cup.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 19, 2017, 01:37:48 pm
I do recall waiting outside for an ambulance and among others ThatGuy offered comforting words. The only meaningful interaction I ever had with him, he just seemed to know what to say.
Is it true that the wound healed itself once subjected to ThatGuy's warm gaze?

James Ford would have made a snarky reply to this but Space will keep it snark free.

Sorry you went through that. That's a pretty bizarre incident. Just curious, what show was it?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 19, 2017, 01:38:10 pm
100% in disagreement here.  Plastic cups lead to spills.  Bottles have been used at 9:30 for forever without issue.  I loved that I could get bottled beer last night.  The number of bottles left after the show was pretty small considering the size of the crowd.  People are generally pretty thoughtful with this.

You know what? Risking beer spillage is a fact of life at shows, but it's really not that difficult to prevent beer spillage.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 19, 2017, 01:38:19 pm
can we make a thread of all the things that have happened to James Ford at the club

Before you do, the Bob Mould story was just a joke. But the Cracker bottle story and the story about the guy biting my ass at the DBT show are both true.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 19, 2017, 01:41:27 pm
I do recall waiting outside for an ambulance and among others ThatGuy offered comforting words. The only meaningful interaction I ever had with him, he just seemed to know what to say.
Is it true that the wound healed itself once subjected to ThatGuy's warm gaze?

James Ford would have made a snarky reply to this but Space will keep it snark free.

Sorry you went through that. That's a pretty bizarre incident. Just curious, what show was it?

9/15/2000

http://www.mtv.com/news/1427560/cracker-taps-ex-camper-van-beethoven-members-for-tour/
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 19, 2017, 01:45:06 pm
...the guy biting my ass at the DBT show...

Did you have to pay extra for that?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 19, 2017, 01:45:42 pm
can we make a thread of all the things that have happened to James Ford at the club
We need a TAN thread for all of the shows that James Ford has claimed to have attended at Black Cat.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: chaz on October 19, 2017, 01:50:33 pm
Listen to the fun police trying to ban bottles.

I once saw a trashcan full of empty cups bottles etc thrown over the balcony onto a packed  floor at the club.  Point being, if people gonna get crazy they gonna get crazy. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 19, 2017, 02:04:24 pm
Listen to the fun police trying to ban bottles.

I once saw a trashcan full of empty cups bottles etc thrown over the balcony onto a packed  floor at the club.  Point being, if people gonna get crazy they gonna get crazy.

You sound like a gun rights advocate, Mr. North Carolina.  ;)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 19, 2017, 02:08:18 pm
So you want LONGER beer lines? not passing judgment on selling bottles...just saying think of the tradeoffs..

You're kidding, right? It takes 5 seconds to pour a bottled beer into a plastic cup.

I dunno if u r trying to be dense...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on October 19, 2017, 02:11:48 pm
Listen to the fun police trying to ban bottles.

I once saw a trashcan full of empty cups bottles etc thrown over the balcony onto a packed  floor at the club.  Point being, if people gonna get crazy they gonna get crazy.

there is a difference between making a person search out one of three garbage cans on the floor and having them haul it to the railing (easier to spot by staph); and arming everybody full-time with their own hand grenade.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 19, 2017, 02:12:00 pm
what does TAN mean again?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 19, 2017, 02:16:24 pm
Fyi i am fine with cups..just sayin the tradeoff is longer beer lines...there are already 7 bars at venue plus a popup bar or two so i dont see more bars as possible..if you expect your bottled beer poured it will make things slower..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: chaz on October 19, 2017, 02:22:11 pm
Listen to the fun police trying to ban bottles.

I once saw a trashcan full of empty cups bottles etc thrown over the balcony onto a packed  floor at the club.  Point being, if people gonna get crazy they gonna get crazy.

You sound like a gun rights advocate, Mr. North Carolina.  ;)

A less intelligent person might think so.  Your statement might hold water were I advocating for permission to possess a billy-club (an item intended for the smashing of heads) within Anthem.  Bottles can ALSO be used for smashing heads but still too serve a higher and more honorable purpose - the benefits of which far outweigh the inherent risks in my opinion. 

I say this as a person who has, like you, also been on the receiving end of such unfortunate transactions (alas I probably deserved it - I've given once as well, but unlike you the person absolutely did deserve it)

 ;D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: chaz on October 19, 2017, 02:25:08 pm
Listen to the fun police trying to ban bottles.

I once saw a trashcan full of empty cups bottles etc thrown over the balcony onto a packed  floor at the club.  Point being, if people gonna get crazy they gonna get crazy.

there is a difference between making a person search out one of three garbage cans on the floor and having them haul it to the railing (easier to spot by staph); and arming everybody full-time with their own hand grenade.

My example was intended to be absurd. 

But seriously, I didn't realize glass bottles at concert venues were such a concern for the people on this board!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 19, 2017, 02:31:12 pm
I've never understood the need to drink at a concert anyway, especially at venues that provide free water.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 19, 2017, 02:33:29 pm
People gettin old in a hurry round here..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 19, 2017, 02:37:53 pm
I've never understood the need to drink at a concert anyway, especially at venues that provide free water.

LOLOLOL
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 19, 2017, 02:50:09 pm
what does TAN mean again?
Tangent(al).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 19, 2017, 02:50:25 pm
I've never understood the need to drink at a concert anyway, especially at venues that provide free water.

LOLOLOL
We've reached maximum James Ford.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 19, 2017, 02:51:30 pm
I've never understood the need to go to a concert when one can just listen to music at home.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 19, 2017, 02:57:06 pm
I never understood the purposes of spending one's time and money on formal music when sounds exist in nature for free.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 19, 2017, 03:04:31 pm
I've never understood the need to go to a concert when one can just listen to music at home.

My wife uses this exact line word for word when I tell her I want to go to spend money and go to concert XYZ.

Then she thinks about it more carefully and realizes that it's a good way to get me out of her house for a few hours and changes her tune.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 20, 2017, 10:34:57 am
I dunno if u r trying to be dense...

Speak for yourself
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 20, 2017, 10:35:21 am
Fyi i am fine with cups..just sayin the tradeoff is longer beer lines...there are already 7 bars at venue plus a popup bar or two so i dont see more bars as possible..if you expect your bottled beer poured it will make things slower..

How long does it take to pour a beer into a glass? 5 whole seconds.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Space Freely on October 20, 2017, 10:48:53 am
Fyi i am fine with cups..just sayin the tradeoff is longer beer lines...there are already 7 bars at venue plus a popup bar or two so i dont see more bars as possible..if you expect your bottled beer poured it will make things slower..

How long does it take to pour a beer into a glass? 5 whole seconds.

Probably more than five seconds if you're pouring it properly. Especially the highly carbonated beers.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 20, 2017, 11:12:54 am
They should switch to casks. Problem solved!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 20, 2017, 11:13:46 am
But seriously. Why don't they have one bar upstairs somewhere with a cask?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 20, 2017, 11:14:00 am
CASK!


For now, they're cashless AND caskless:(
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: BrettnotBritt on October 20, 2017, 11:14:48 am
Is there any disadvantage into switching exclusively to drafts and cans? Glass bottles seem more like a hazard at a larger venue like this between the numerous balconies and projectile possibilities (higher capacity = higher likelihood of knuckleheads in the building).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: chancegardener on October 20, 2017, 12:31:31 pm
agreed on knuckleheads and glass bottles at the Anthem. There were PLENTY of knuckleheads, bros and bro-ettes at LCD, and I saw numerous kicked around and smashed bottles on the main floor after the show. The beer bottles should be eliminated at the Anthem IMO, especially with the concrete floors and large crowds.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 20, 2017, 01:13:55 pm
I am also anti-canned beer at venues.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 20, 2017, 01:26:32 pm
I am pro-trough
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 20, 2017, 01:53:36 pm
meant to put this here:

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Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 20, 2017, 02:57:56 pm
So good.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 20, 2017, 03:26:29 pm
Anthem tonight:

Royal Blood 8pm
QOTSA 9:20pm
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 20, 2017, 04:34:13 pm
Thanks for that.

Awesome gig poster.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 20, 2017, 05:27:23 pm
I dont usually get posters but that one rocks!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 20, 2017, 09:12:25 pm
Our voices have been heard. The bartender I ran into  (hola!) Said she has been reading the board and was pouring beers into cups.

Takes way less than 5 seconds, by the way. Nonsense.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 20, 2017, 09:16:14 pm
VIP entrance is a great idea, too. Thanks, Seth!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 20, 2017, 09:24:26 pm
Our voices have been heard. The bartender I ran into  (hola!) Said she has been reading the board and was pouring beers into cups.

Takes way less than 5 seconds, by the way. Nonsense.

I can't wait for cask ale! Cask ale at the Anthem!!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 20, 2017, 11:14:49 pm
Hope everybody enjoyed the QOTSA show more than me. That was by far the worst I’ve ever seen them.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 21, 2017, 12:13:40 am
Oh no bear...sorry to read that

i did not see bottles either...so yah keep em coming
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: StoneTheCrow on October 21, 2017, 12:21:36 am
Hope everybody enjoyed the QOTSA show more than me. That was by far the worst I’ve ever seen them.
Me, too.. Sound was a little muddy in  my seat, as well.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 21, 2017, 12:25:58 am
Hope everybody enjoyed the QOTSA show more than me. That was by far the worst I’ve ever seen them.
Me, too.. Sound was a little muddy in  my seat, as well.

To me it was the performance of a band not really playing their best music, and instead they’re going through the motions. The sad thing? It felt amplified by the size of the venue. On the surface, it was fine. But compared to other tours, this was just turgid.

Oh, and waiting 30 minutes to get in needs to change. That was ridiculous.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Unsanity on October 21, 2017, 03:27:05 am
That line to get in was insane. It took over 30 minutes. I missed most of Royal Blood. Several passerby's were asking what we were doing and we said it was a line to get into a concert and they always looked shocked. Do we really need one person to wand you, one to scan a ticket and one to put on a wristband? There is some inefficiency there. Also, what is with these security guards walking around outside the venue telling people to "keep it moving" on the sidewalks after the show? I really found that lame. Like...dude I am waiting for my friends to come out of the show so chillax you creep!

I thought Queens were pretty great at this one. Josh was admittedly tipsy and I thought he was in good spirits. He can be stoic and even confrontational with the crowd but he was all smiles and gratitude at this one. I was on the floor 3 or 4 rows back from center and the energy from the band and crowd around there was insane. Jon Theodore's drums totally slammed and Michael's bass boomed. Their guitars maybe could have been higher in the mix but to me it was pretty decent. I do wish they played a few different cuts from the new record and maybe one more from R but I had a blast and think it was better than last time I saw them.
Also, I thought they had an amazing selection of merch.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mekmad on October 21, 2017, 11:44:15 am
I have a change that would be great but totally unrealistic.  It would be great if the stage was like 5 feet higher so the floor could see the band better.  Thought the beer line ran smoother last night, it was long but moving pretty quick.  Seemed like the bottleneck outside were the people checking id's. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Seth Hurwitz on October 21, 2017, 12:44:35 pm
It just takes time to get 6000 people in

Although if you had the same person doing those 3 tasks it would take longer

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 21, 2017, 03:34:16 pm
Hey guys as far as beer lines pro tip just get some at the upstairs bars if lines are long on floor...no line or hardly! Spread the consumption!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 21, 2017, 05:53:09 pm
Unless the Foo Fighters are playing...bar lines on the 3rd floor were insane!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: blipvurt on October 21, 2017, 10:19:06 pm
I've been getting in around 645 super easy (for LCD and QOTSA). Like barely waiting in line. Have been hearing from friends (who show up later) that the line gets crazy later on when the majority of people show up.

After Foo Fighters it was obvious to me that some pre-planning would be necessary on future sold out shows.

As for the show, that was my favorite QOTSA performance and it sounded great where I was standing. I'm surprised/sorry some of you folks weren't into it!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 22, 2017, 09:22:53 am
It just takes time to get 6000 people in

Although if you had the same person doing those 3 tasks it would take longer

I've never had that issue at the Aragon or the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium or Radio City Music Hall, all of which are roughly the size of the Anthem. I'd think it would make sense to get people in faster so that they'd be buying beer inside, not spending 30 minutes outside. And in the summertime or dead of winter, that's going to suck donkeys.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 22, 2017, 09:39:06 am
Bear were they wanding everyone at those venues?  That is by far the part that takes longest but in todays world I am glad it is being done...and they may be doing that...


But yah..long lines are no fun
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 22, 2017, 09:40:18 am
As for the show, that was my favorite QOTSA performance and it sounded great where I was standing. I'm surprised/sorry some of you folks weren't into it!

I've been seeing them a long time. The issue that I have with Friday's show is that compared to what they USED to be like in concert, this was a like watching a QOTSA cover band. In 2003, at the end of the Songs for the Deaf tour, they put on one of the most intense shows I've ever seen. In 2007 in Baltimore, they were probably the tightest as a band and they were having a blast. Last year with Iggy Pop, the guys (minus the QOTSA rhythm section) were absolutely flawless and you could see the passion and joy. Part of my issue with the concert the other night was song selection and pacing of the show, as well as overall flatness. Opening with a dirge-ish track like "If I Had a Tail" was kind of weak, considering how many shredding tunes they have. The majority of older songs were tunes they played on the last tour. I understand some bands have staples, but "Make It Wit Chu", "Monsters in the Parasol", "Little Sister", and "Sick Sick Sick" have started to become stale for me. They didn't even perform their two best new songs, "Fortress" and "Head Like a Haunted House". It's funny because most of my other friends that are QOTSA fans don't care for most of the new material (I'm 50/50 on it) and I think it would be cool if they mixed up their setlists more, especially with a song or 2 from the first 2 LPs. It was hard to get into it because it never had the soul that I have come to expect. It didn't feel like a QOTSA performance to me. "I Appear Missing" (ironically) was one of the highlights because that was one tune where I could actually hear the band come together like they used to.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 22, 2017, 09:41:13 am
Bear were they wanding everyone at those venues?  That is by far the part that takes longest but in todays world I am glad it is being done...

Pat down at both Bill Graham and Aragon. Can't remember at Radio City, it's been a while.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Seth Hurwitz on October 22, 2017, 09:57:04 am
It just takes time to get 6000 people in

Although if you had the same person doing those 3 tasks it would take longer

I've never had that issue at the Aragon or the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium or Radio City Music Hall, all of which are roughly the size of the Anthem. I'd think it would make sense to get people in faster so that they'd be buying beer inside, not spending 30 minutes outside. And in the summertime or dead of winter, that's going to suck donkeys.

What time did you get there
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 22, 2017, 10:23:27 am
Last night's Zedd show really spotlighted the Anthems sound, lasers,  video screens,"canon"y shoot up things...it was pretty intense

I really hope to see Underworld there one day...Daft Punk is probably too big?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 22, 2017, 10:48:59 am

It just takes time to get 6000 people in


Although if you had the same person doing those 3 tasks it would take longer


I've never had that issue at the Aragon or the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium or Radio City Music Hall, all of which are roughly the size of the Anthem. I'd think it would make sense to get people in faster so that they'd be buying beer inside, not spending 30 minutes outside. And in the summertime or dead of winter, that's going to suck donkeys.
I've never been to either of those venues. Do they have multiple entrances?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 22, 2017, 11:11:06 am
It just takes time to get 6000 people in

Although if you had the same person doing those 3 tasks it would take longer

I've never had that issue at the Aragon or the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium or Radio City Music Hall, all of which are roughly the size of the Anthem. I'd think it would make sense to get people in faster so that they'd be buying beer inside, not spending 30 minutes outside. And in the summertime or dead of winter, that's going to suck donkeys.

What time did you get there

8:20
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Seth Hurwitz on October 22, 2017, 06:17:16 pm
Need to get there earlier

Jams up right about then
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 22, 2017, 06:20:51 pm
Need to get there earlier

Jams up right about then

Damn, seth. I love you to death.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 22, 2017, 09:46:42 pm
Need to get there earlier

Jams up right about then

Damn, seth. I love you to death.
False prophets. I warned you all.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on October 22, 2017, 10:20:58 pm
All hail Walrus King!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on October 23, 2017, 12:22:49 am
Need to get there earlier

Jams up right about then

Hire me. That way I won’t have the complication of a pesky job to interfere with my one true passion, which is concerts.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 23, 2017, 08:10:36 am
All hail Walrus King!
He's getting cranky as he transitions. Must be frustration over combing his vibrissae.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: ggw on October 23, 2017, 09:18:01 am
Imagine how bad the lines would be if set times were posted in advance.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 23, 2017, 09:56:46 am
Need to get there earlier

Jams up right about then

Why is it taking so long to process the lines?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on October 23, 2017, 10:07:42 am
The Anthem is such an amazing venue. Felt like rock and roll church. Getting in was a huge pain and I missed almost all of Royal Bloods set.

I love Queens and love that they switch their setlists up every night, I was excited to see 'I Never Came' performed live and it was a fun thing to come out and do for an Encore. I loved seeing 'Villains Of Circumstance' but thought it felt flat live and once they jumped into 'Little Sister' the crowd livened up again. I'm still bummed I haven't seen them play any songs from their first album in forever [although I know they do on other nights]. The sound was in and out, couldn't tell if I was just dancing a lot, but Royal Blood sounded a lot cleaner.

Thought their Riot Fest set was better, but they had a short set time in comparison [an hour and 15 minutes]. I'll also never be mad at seeing QOTSA tear through a 2 hour set.

Can't wait to check out The Anthem again and walk around the venue!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on October 24, 2017, 12:26:38 pm
A few thoughts/feedback after my third show last night, The War On Drugs:

- My first non-sold-out show so there was a lot of space available. I thought the LCD and Foo Fighters shows got nice and roomy on the floor after the first 20 minutes or so, but by halfway through TWoD you could nearly walk up pretty close to the rail with no issues. I imagine at shows not populated by a bunch of bearded rock nerds folks might push up closer to the stage and leave empty space at the back of the floor, but last night everyone spread out and had a lot of space to groove. Also, why do so many people in DC leave shows early?

- Entry process was different and way more efficient. I don't know if this is a permanent change or just something reserved for smaller shows, but I thought it was a big improvement.

- Bar lines were shorter because of a smaller crowd, but the bartenders were working hard and fast to get everyone served quickly. A lot of improvement in this area as well.

- It seemed like you could get your bottled/can beer on its own or in a cup, so there doesn't seem to be a universal policy around that yet.

- Sound quality continues to blow me away. Even with more empty reflective space around the room, the bass and drums were incredibly tight. At one point my crew was talking about how it felt like the kick drum was coming from inside our chests.

- The stage was pulled forward last night as far as I could tell. I don't know if this is the furthest it could go, but it was definitely a good 10-15' closer.

Overall, continuously impressed by the venue and ongoing work to solve the few issues from the first shows. Bring on Phil Lesh!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 24, 2017, 12:35:09 pm
Bring on Phil Lesh!
Let's not and say we did.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: notme on October 24, 2017, 02:18:27 pm
will there be nitrous ballons outside the phil lesh show?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 24, 2017, 03:21:02 pm
Bring on Phil Lesh!
Let's not and say we did.

I am interested to hear his hutchesty's feedback on the Lesh show... My guess they didn't even sell 2,500 tickets to that clunker.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 24, 2017, 03:29:06 pm
Phil a clunker?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 24, 2017, 03:45:16 pm
Phil a clunker?

Absolutely. Did you see the bar band that's backing him? Have you listened to Phil in the past 20 years?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on October 24, 2017, 03:54:40 pm
will there be nitrous ballons outside the phil lesh show?

Figuring out how to chase those scumbags away would be one of the best contributions IMP could make to the local music scene.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 24, 2017, 06:35:39 pm
will there be nitrous ballons outside the phil lesh show?

Figuring out how to chase those scumbags away would be one of the best contributions IMP could make to the local music scene.
so you are talking about the phil lesh fans...right?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 24, 2017, 07:08:54 pm
Admittedly I have not seen Phil Lesh band in a long time but when I saw him thought it was pretty great..its crapdog and mr short shorts I have issues with


i imagine the show will do very well but phil is like 77 so  you go in knowing it is prob the last dc phil show
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on October 25, 2017, 11:01:05 am
Admittedly I have not seen Phil Lesh band in a long time but when I saw him thought it was pretty great..its crapdog and mr short shorts I have issues with


i imagine the show will do very well but phil is like 77 so  you go in knowing it is prob the last dc phil show

Since he doesn't tour any more, I'm assuming this is his last DC show and seeing him on that basis alone. Phil's bands have been the best of the post-Jerry projects. At least he plays the songs at a non-sleepy tempo.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on October 25, 2017, 11:02:35 am
Admittedly I have not seen Phil Lesh band in a long time but when I saw him thought it was pretty great..its crapdog and mr short shorts I have issues with


i imagine the show will do very well but phil is like 77 so  you go in knowing it is prob the last dc phil show

Since he doesn't tour any more, I'm assuming this is his last DC show and seeing him on that basis alone. Phil's bands have been the best of the post-Jerry projects. At least he plays the songs at a non-sleepy tempo.

No clue how you could say Phil's bar band is better than Dead and Co.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 25, 2017, 12:09:25 pm
Admittedly I have not seen Phil Lesh band in a long time but when I saw him thought it was pretty great..its crapdog and mr short shorts I have issues with


i imagine the show will do very well but phil is like 77 so  you go in knowing it is prob the last dc phil show

Since he doesn't tour any more, I'm assuming this is his last DC show and seeing him on that basis alone. Phil's bands have been the best of the post-Jerry projects. At least he plays the songs at a non-sleepy tempo.

This is the way I have always seen it...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sweetcell on October 25, 2017, 12:15:51 pm
Also, why do so many people in DC leave shows early?

wmata?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 25, 2017, 02:04:30 pm
Also, why do so many people in DC leave shows early?

wmata?
Can confirm.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on October 25, 2017, 02:56:38 pm
Admittedly I have not seen Phil Lesh band in a long time but when I saw him thought it was pretty great..its crapdog and mr short shorts I have issues with


i imagine the show will do very well but phil is like 77 so  you go in knowing it is prob the last dc phil show

Since he doesn't tour any more, I'm assuming this is his last DC show and seeing him on that basis alone. Phil's bands have been the best of the post-Jerry projects. At least he plays the songs at a non-sleepy tempo.

No clue how you could say Phil's bar band is better than Dead and Co.

I haven't heard the lineup that's playing tonight, so I can't judge them yet. Dead and Co. is pretty good though, even if they Bobby-ize the tempos.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on October 25, 2017, 04:44:04 pm
tonight's poster: https://www.instagram.com/p/BartgXmHu_T/  (https://www.instagram.com/p/BartgXmHu_T/)

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Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: brusie on October 25, 2017, 05:45:50 pm

- Entry process was different and way more efficient. I don't know if this is a permanent change or just something reserved for smaller shows, but I thought it was a big improvement.


Can I ask what time you got in line?  In my experience, the Foo Fighters line moved much more quickly than Monday night's lines did.   On Monday I arrived at 8:41 and finally got my wristband on at 9:11.  Such a buzzkill to start the show waiting in line that long and then missing the first few songs.  Maybe I arrived too late, but my guess was War On Drugs was starting at 9:15, and unfortunately I was 15 minutes off.  At least it was a nice night out.

There are three doors at the main entrance but they were only using two to let people in.  I saw Seth standing with security in front of the unused third one as I finally made my way in.  If they used that door too, that should theoretically let people in 50% faster.  Probably not ideal to have several hundred people still waiting in line when the headliner goes on.  I'm sure they'll keep working out the kinks over time.

Once inside, I agree with others in that it was great having some space to move around, while still feeling like we could get relatively close. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on October 25, 2017, 08:56:00 pm
Also, why do so many people in DC leave shows early?

wmata?
Can confirm.

Last mid-week train at Waterfront is ~ 11:33. Last Greenbelt train at L'Enfant is ~11:44. And that's for those only hopping Greenbelt trains.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on October 26, 2017, 08:52:37 am
There are three doors at the main entrance but they were only using two to let people in.  I
my understanding is that is the entrance for people with the 'super awesome seats'
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 26, 2017, 08:57:05 am
There are three doors at the main entrance but they were only using two to let people in.  I
my understanding is that is the entrance for people with the 'super awesome seats'
Can confirm.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on October 26, 2017, 09:24:22 am
Any info. floating around about Clutch/Primus set times?  Trying to see Clutch and grab dinner out. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on October 26, 2017, 09:58:15 am
Almost all shows seem to doors open 630..first band on at 8....but this could be different..

Edit: ticket page says doors 630 show at 8
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on October 26, 2017, 10:10:31 am
Any info. floating around about Clutch/Primus set times?  Trying to see Clutch and grab dinner out.
Seth says you don't need to know.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on October 26, 2017, 11:59:50 am
I'm aware what Seth says.  I'm not really into standing around doing nothing for over an hour while I could get a nice dinner. 

Primus has been playing for about 1.5 hours.  Not sure if that helps with the set time though.  Is there a standard end time for The Anthem?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on October 26, 2017, 03:29:30 pm

- Entry process was different and way more efficient. I don't know if this is a permanent change or just something reserved for smaller shows, but I thought it was a big improvement.


Can I ask what time you got in line?  In my experience, the Foo Fighters line moved much more quickly than Monday night's lines did.   On Monday I arrived at 8:41 and finally got my wristband on at 9:11.  Such a buzzkill to start the show waiting in line that long and then missing the first few songs.  Maybe I arrived too late, but my guess was War On Drugs was starting at 9:15, and unfortunately I was 15 minutes off.  At least it was a nice night out.

There are three doors at the main entrance but they were only using two to let people in.  I saw Seth standing with security in front of the unused third one as I finally made my way in.  If they used that door too, that should theoretically let people in 50% faster.  Probably not ideal to have several hundred people still waiting in line when the headliner goes on.  I'm sure they'll keep working out the kinks over time.

Once inside, I agree with others in that it was great having some space to move around, while still feeling like we could get relatively close.

I was in line at 8:00 on Monday and inside within 5 minutes. There were probably 30-40 people in line ahead of me.

I should add that when I mentioned that the entry process was more efficient, I was talking about the actual process of getting wanded, ticket scanned, ID'd, and wristbanded. Last night's Phil Lesh show was a little less so because I was handed my wristband again instead of having someone put it on for me. Otherwise, entry was smooth (no line at all when I showed up at 7:45, though Phil had started already).
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 05, 2017, 12:18:26 pm
The dance shows so far are best...the individuality of people is so cool and the sound and visuals state of the art...last night at griz who i had never heard of just a great vibe..people having so much fun while being themselves and cutting loose
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 05, 2017, 12:20:59 pm
As far as letting peoplein i was workin door last night..trust me i felt the pressure to work well and fast..it is a big deal...i think staff is getting better and faster at it...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 05, 2017, 12:24:33 pm
Yesterday was a young crowd...95% of tix on cell phones.. #1 time hold up is people not initially having screen bright enough to allow tix scan
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on November 05, 2017, 12:55:21 pm
Shins was a good show on Thursday.
Crowd was very chatty though, and so many chatterers in a cavernous room on the quieter songs was a challenge.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 05, 2017, 04:43:55 pm
The Outfield???
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on November 05, 2017, 09:48:48 pm
The Outfield???
\\

Yes
Josie's indeed on a vacation far away at most Shins shows.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 05, 2017, 10:13:32 pm
Execrable...along with the ill advised Petty cover...


But the crowd seemed to lap it up
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on November 06, 2017, 10:53:12 am
Execrable...along with the ill advised Petty cover...


But the crowd seemed to lap it up

I enjoyed both; both were weaved into Shins songs, Petty was more of a snippet than a cover. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 06, 2017, 02:16:13 pm
The Outfield???
\\

Yes
Josie's indeed on a vacation far away at most Shins shows.
Hutch...let's be real...I know you love that song
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: gavroche on November 08, 2017, 08:25:37 am
The Outfield???
\\

Yes
Josie's indeed on a vacation far away at most Shins shows.
Hutch...let's be real...I know you love that song

I went to see Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile last night and was surprised to find that it was a seated show.  If I had known we'd have come a bit earlier.  I sat on the main floor center, second row just after the aisle break.  Not sure if it was just where we were, but for the first two songs the lights that were swirling down into the crowd were absolutely blinding.  Uncomfortable to the point where I stopped looking at the stage.  Thankfully, they stopped that after the second song.

The show itself was a lot of fun.  Kurt seemed sober and the show was better than their joint record. 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 08, 2017, 09:58:02 am

I went to see Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile last night and was surprised to find that it was a seated show.
The show itself was a lot of fun.  Kurt seemed sober and the show was better than their joint record.
Yeah the seating thing was a surprise to me too
It actually was a lot more packed than I thought it would be
I saw some from up top, but while the sight lines are great...sound isn't that great if you are in the standing room area up behind the super special seats...so moved down by the soundboard

Sound was tight and thought they sounded great
I felt they put on a great show

I thought Janet Weiss was touring with them..don't think she was behind the kit
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on November 08, 2017, 10:07:52 am
Well, that's lame...

1. Sit down shows should be announced
2. Not sure why that specific show would be a sit down 
3. I'm assuming that's a trick of the trade when it's a 2500 person show vs. a 6000 person show.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 08, 2017, 10:38:56 am
So why is Courtney Barnett with Kurt Vile???
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on November 08, 2017, 10:41:02 am
So why is Courtney Barnett with Kurt Vile???

Cause they're the hippest, coolest, slackerist, stonerist, duo ever!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 08, 2017, 11:41:05 am
So why is Courtney Barnett with Kurt Vile???

Cause they're the hippest, coolest, slackerist, stonerist, duo ever!
what he said
I actually think they work well together and its a good match-up
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on November 08, 2017, 03:14:36 pm
Kurt and Courtney was good last night, but I agree that it should have been more widely publicized that it was a sit-down show (though I did notice that my ticket said "GA Seating" instead of "GA Standing"). It was funny seeing Courtney politely ask the audience to stand up and dance a few times before some brave souls took her up on the challenge.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on November 09, 2017, 02:24:11 pm
hutch,

can you confirm with your team if Dylan is a sit down show?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 09, 2017, 03:09:36 pm
hutch,

can you confirm with your team if Dylan is a sit down show?

I would be shocked...I will be there on the 11th and will see if I find anything out...it had not occured to me as remotely possible...Any reason you think it might be?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on November 09, 2017, 03:18:52 pm
hutch,

can you confirm with your team if Dylan is a sit down show?

I would be shocked...I will be there on the 11th and will see if I find anything out...it had not occured to me as remotely possible...Any reason you think it might be?

Mellow show.... Old crowd... he's old as dirt... I'm guessing not close to sold out...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 09, 2017, 03:28:02 pm
Bob usually attracts a contingent of young ones although most fans are older....I have seen him in arenas with GA standing and assigned seats..
A lot of his repertoire is fairly rockin..
Yesterday for grizzly bear it was much less packed than Courtney and there were no seats on floor..Lesh had no seats on floor either

I have noticed a lot of ads about show on my FB feed
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on November 09, 2017, 03:38:32 pm
Bob usually attracts a contingent of young ones although most fans are older....I have seen him in arenas with GA standing and assigned seats..
A lot of his repertoire is fairly rockin..
Yesterday for grizzly bear it was much less packed than Courtney and there were no seats on floor..Lesh had no seats on floor either

I have noticed a lot of ads about show on my FB feed

Likewise regarding the ads... I'm assuming sales ain't good.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 12, 2017, 07:51:14 pm
Guest appearance during Tegan and Sara
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: medeski7 on November 13, 2017, 04:36:46 pm
So, anyone have an idea of how two day tickets will work for events split between 9:30 and The Anthem? 

Here are the facts behind my question.  Friend and his wife want to go to The Disco Biscuits.  They have a kid, and have decided that one can go to the 9:30 show and the other will go to The Anthem show.  The only way to get tickets to 9:30 show is to buy a two day pass, which they did. 

Following their purchase, they got concerned that there would be something to identify the person using the ticket on night one that would prohibit the other person from using the ticket on night two.   The fine print says to hang on to the ticket to use it on night two.

That would seem unfair to me if that actually happened.  The cost of the two night tickets is not discounted.  You pay full price for both shows. 

Anyone have any ideas about this?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on November 13, 2017, 05:57:39 pm
So, anyone have an idea of how two day tickets will work for events split between 9:30 and The Anthem? 

Here are the facts behind my question.  Friend and his wife want to go to The Disco Biscuits.  They have a kid, and have decided that one can go to the 9:30 show and the other will go to The Anthem show.  The only way to get tickets to 9:30 show is to buy a two day pass, which they did. 

Following their purchase, they got concerned that there would be something to identify the person using the ticket on night one that would prohibit the other person from using the ticket on night two.   The fine print says to hang on to the ticket to use it on night two.

That would seem unfair to me if that actually happened.  The cost of the two night tickets is not discounted.  You pay full price for both shows. 

Anyone have any ideas about this?

For the Mountain Goats, they had you hold onto the 2 day pass. When we came back for night 2, they tried to scan it, and the first stapher said that it was invalid, because it had been scanned already. I explained, 2 night pass and all, and a different staph member said to just let us in, and that the club had not planned for how to scan them for 2 nights, so it was kind of honor system.  ::)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: challenged on November 13, 2017, 06:10:09 pm
Guest appearance during Tegan and Sara

WHo was the Guest?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: mdphunk on November 13, 2017, 06:24:37 pm
So, anyone have an idea of how two day tickets will work for events split between 9:30 and The Anthem? 

Here are the facts behind my question.  Friend and his wife want to go to The Disco Biscuits.  They have a kid, and have decided that one can go to the 9:30 show and the other will go to The Anthem show.  The only way to get tickets to 9:30 show is to buy a two day pass, which they did. 

Following their purchase, they got concerned that there would be something to identify the person using the ticket on night one that would prohibit the other person from using the ticket on night two.   The fine print says to hang on to the ticket to use it on night two.

That would seem unfair to me if that actually happened.  The cost of the two night tickets is not discounted.  You pay full price for both shows. 

Anyone have any ideas about this?

Nothing to stop you, er...your friend...from sharing between husband and wife over the two nights. That hasn't been an issue with two-night passes for 9:30 Club runs, and if they didn't check names on the Foo Fighters tickets I doubt they will care for what promises to be a way undersold tDB show at The Anthem.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 14, 2017, 09:57:18 am
I know you are all concerned...but the hand soap malfunctions continue and they have individual store bought pumps right next to the expensive no touch dispensers

We almost need a hand soap thread
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on November 14, 2017, 11:57:33 am
Guest appearance during Tegan and Sara

WHo was the Guest?

Seth appeared with them right at the beginning...spoke a good while about how they were the first act he thought of for Anthem and gave the tegan and sarah foundation a $10k check.

The show was the first time i have seen unisex or gender neutral bathrooms
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Thousand Made-Up Loves on November 15, 2017, 11:54:12 am
I know you are all concerned...but the hand soap malfunctions continue and they have individual store bought pumps right next to the expensive no touch dispensers

We almost need a hand soap thread

We need a law banning not only automatic soap dispensers but automatic faucets.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on November 16, 2017, 01:51:12 am
those faucets are a pain in the ass and pretty much useless.

I know you are all concerned...but the hand soap malfunctions continue and they have individual store bought pumps right next to the expensive no touch dispensers

We almost need a hand soap thread

We need a law banning not only automatic soap dispensers but automatic faucets.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on November 16, 2017, 01:53:42 am
The NSO performance tonight was excellent. Pretty cool to see the venue used as a symphony hall.

Fabulous program and the sound was amazing. It sounded like a remastered CD, the sound was that clear.

I was assigned a seat in the super excellent seats area. And those are some pretty excellent seats.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 16, 2017, 07:02:12 am

We need a law banning not only automatic soap dispensers but automatic faucets.
I think instead of the motion detector type, that should do it like the doctors do....with the foot pedal controls.  Sanitary and simple
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 29, 2017, 12:22:56 pm
are all anthem shows all ages?

noticed that the Brandi Carlile say "Adult tickets go on sale on Fri. Dec 1"

Wanted to take my kid to this one
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on December 01, 2017, 03:00:53 pm
Guessing people already stated this, but something has to be done about the entry process. I don't understand why there aren't walk-through metal detectors. Wanding everyone takes forever. And the people who are funneling people in are really not nice. Last night, I said there were three people in my party, he sent two of us through and then berated me for a good 2 minutes because of his mistake when I tried to reach back to get my husband too (who was right next to us).

Why a line, and then a holding pen for another line, and then another line.

I was there for LCD and it was not as bad as it was last night.

Also, holy clusterfuck in the garage. Much easier to park a few blocks up the road. Let's all hope there isn't an emergency because so many exits are blocked by construction gates.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on December 01, 2017, 03:35:25 pm
Ouch
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on December 01, 2017, 03:42:26 pm
K8teebug makes fair points. I felt that at the QOTSA show and I haven't been back since. Thought about buying a ticket to Noel Gallagher and I just haven't felt motivated enough to pull the trigger. If the weather is crummy in February, no way am I spending time waiting outside in lines.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on December 01, 2017, 03:48:19 pm
I went inside at around 7:15 for St. Vincent.  No line at all, no hassle.  It wasn't sold out, but by show time, the place was packed.

My only complaint was that the guy who put on my wristband totally muffed the job, putting it on too tightly, and sticking it to my skin.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on December 01, 2017, 03:50:06 pm
Guessing people already stated this, but something has to be done about the entry process. I don't understand why there aren't walk-through metal detectors. Wanding everyone takes forever. And the people who are funneling people in are really not nice. Last night, I said there were three people in my party, he sent two of us through and then berated me for a good 2 minutes because of his mistake when I tried to reach back to get my husband too (who was right next to us).

Why a line, and then a holding pen for another line, and then another line.

I was there for LCD and it was not as bad as it was last night.

Also, holy clusterfuck in the garage. Much easier to park a few blocks up the road. Let's all hope there isn't an emergency because so many exits are blocked by construction gates.

Let me modify and say "person" not "people". MOST everyone was super nice :)
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on December 01, 2017, 04:10:32 pm
So is this a thing?

I noticed that some shows that were previously sold out tend to have tickets available the week of the show.  I know that at some venues, a *few* tickets are released  the day or two before the show, but this seems like a larger scale.  If Seth holds back 200-300 tickets, then releases them a week before the show, the resale value drops to face.  Is this a new way of combating scalpers? 
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on December 01, 2017, 04:21:08 pm
Listen peeps all feedback is welcome..the goal is to make anthem just as great as the 930...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on December 01, 2017, 04:22:53 pm
So is this a thing?

I noticed that some shows that were previously sold out tend to have tickets available the week of the show.  I know that at some venues, a *few* tickets are released  the day or two before the show, but this seems like a larger scale.  If Seth holds back 200-300 tickets, then releases them a week before the show, the resale value drops to face.  Is this a new way of combating scalpers?

That's been a thing for years, son.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Seth Hurwitz on December 01, 2017, 04:47:51 pm
Guessing people already stated this, but something has to be done about the entry process. I don't understand why there aren't walk-through metal detectors. Wanding everyone takes forever. And the people who are funneling people in are really not nice. Last night, I said there were three people in my party, he sent two of us through and then berated me for a good 2 minutes because of his mistake when I tried to reach back to get my husband too (who was right next to us).

Why a line, and then a holding pen for another line, and then another line.

I was there for LCD and it was not as bad as it was last night.

Also, holy clusterfuck in the garage. Much easier to park a few blocks up the road. Let's all hope there isn't an emergency because so many exits are blocked by construction gates.

May I ask what time you arrived?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on December 01, 2017, 05:32:40 pm
Sure. We were in line at 7:40.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on December 01, 2017, 05:38:03 pm
I don't remember there being a holding area for the LCD show. We stood in the wristband line, and then just walked up into the line to get i and it wasn't a problem at all.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: shemptiness on December 01, 2017, 05:49:21 pm
Was very happy to have Super Excellent Seats last night and use the 900 entrance.  Although I can't imagine buying these for every show -
 or being able to for that matter.  The garage afterward - we went back up and hung out by the water a bit to let the cars move out.  Wasn't happy at all about the rude staph guy by the merch table who demanded we leave while drinks (and merch) were still being sold.  Bad ending to an overall great night.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Seth Hurwitz on December 01, 2017, 08:48:16 pm
Was very happy to have Super Excellent Seats last night and use the 900 entrance.  Although I can't imagine buying these for every show -
 or being able to for that matter.  The garage afterward - we went back up and hung out by the water a bit to let the cars move out.  Wasn't happy at all about the rude staph guy by the merch table who demanded we leave while drinks (and merch) were still being sold.  Bad ending to an overall great night.

Well that bums me out

I will get into
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Seth Hurwitz on December 01, 2017, 08:51:09 pm
I don't remember there being a holding area for the LCD show. We stood in the wristband line, and then just walked up into the line to get i and it wasn't a problem at all.

So the bottom line is this...

At that venue, with our limited number of entries, and today’s safety routines...you just need to get there earlier for an 8:00 show

6000 people just all can’t come at showtime and expect to walk right in

I’m sorry, that’s just the reality of the situation
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hemisphire on December 02, 2017, 06:44:06 pm
The first rule of the gold level is don't talk about the gold level!

That's what we say on the Platinum level, too.

Can we move the NPR birthday party to the Anthem?  I never thought there were quite so many NPR lovers in this town (or that they were so quick on the ticket trigger).

Who is playing that show?

Join NPR Music and public radio stations from across the country for a star-studded concert at Washington D.C.’s famed 9:30 Club. The evening will showcase a top-secret lineup unlike any other, featuring some of the staff’s favorite musicians from the past 10 years. Prepare to be surprised.

Ie, no clue.  That's why I didn't think it would sell out so fast

Still no details on tonight's show?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: K8teebug on December 04, 2017, 10:10:29 am
I don't remember there being a holding area for the LCD show. We stood in the wristband line, and then just walked up into the line to get i and it wasn't a problem at all.

So the bottom line is this...

At that venue, with our limited number of entries, and today’s safety routines...you just need to get there earlier for an 8:00 show

6000 people just all can’t come at showtime and expect to walk right in

I’m sorry, that’s just the reality of the situation

I'm totally fine with waiting to get in. I figured we would be waiting.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 04, 2017, 11:20:50 am
I don't remember there being a holding area for the LCD show. We stood in the wristband line, and then just walked up into the line to get i and it wasn't a problem at all.

So the bottom line is this...

At that venue, with our limited number of entries, and today’s safety routines...you just need to get there earlier for an 8:00 show

6000 people just all can’t come at showtime and expect to walk right in

I’m sorry, that’s just the reality of the situation
Perhaps people could better plan their ingress if you posted set times.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on December 04, 2017, 11:27:05 am
So the bottom line is this...

At that venue, with our limited number of entries, and today’s safety routines...you just need to get there earlier for an 8:00 show

6000 people just all can’t come at showtime and expect to walk right in

I’m sorry, that’s just the reality of the situation

I'm totally fine with waiting to get in. I figured we would be waiting.

I don't mind waiting either, for 15-20 minutes.  I do hope that when it turns bitterly cold, or on rainy or snowy nights, the staff divert the lines into the ample lobby.  Waiting inside would be much preferred...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: JohnnyBaconbitz on December 06, 2017, 01:01:15 am
Soooo....Matt was pretty tanked tonight....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: GoodOmens on December 06, 2017, 01:59:53 pm
Soooo....Matt was pretty tanked tonight....

When ever I think something's awkward I'll just remember the time I saw someone forget the lyrics to their hit song, twice, and made the band stop playing it....
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Darth Ed on December 06, 2017, 03:27:36 pm
Soooo....Matt was pretty tanked tonight....

When ever I think something's awkward I'll just remember the time I saw someone forget the lyrics to their hit song, twice, and made the band stop playing it....
Very disappointing show. I've been a fan of The National since seeing them at the Black Cat in March 2006, and this was the ninth time I've seen them in concert. This was easily the worse show of theirs that I've seen. Matt has never had the best vocal range, but he's apparently given up any pretext of even trying to hit the right notes. Which is unfortunate because the rest of the band was on point. Anyway, I'll be thinking twice about seeing them live again, and, if I do, it would have to be a seated venue. Their music is too slow at this point for standing/dancing.

Also, this was my first show at the Anthem. Too big for me. The venue loses all of the intimacy of the Club. It felt like an arena show, and I usually avoid those. I took the Metro to the Waterfront and walked from there. The line to get in wasn't too bad, although I was initially put off because it felt as though we were being herded like cattle, but it was well organized and the staph was pleasant enough. The beer list didn't have anything that I particularly enjoyed, unfortunately, so I skipped drinks. I didn't use the restroom, so I have no idea what the soap dispenser situation is currently. I did appreciate the water fountains and the air conditioning though. It never felt stuffy.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on December 13, 2017, 03:26:41 pm
Metrobus comes to the Wharf, runs as late as 2am:

Route 52 will be extended to 12th Street and Maine Avenue SW to serve L'Enfant Plaza Metrorail Station via The Wharf. Routes 53 and 54 will be combined into a new Route 54 operating between Takoma Metrorail Station and F & 12th streets NW (Metro Center Metrorail Station). The Route 53 designation will be eliminated.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on December 16, 2017, 06:02:47 pm
https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/the-anthem-music-venue-washington-dc/
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on December 17, 2017, 01:08:04 am
Another Seth guest appearance...on drums for the Wilburys Handle with care...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on December 18, 2017, 07:40:52 am
can i get some opinions on set times for the thievery NYE show?


doors 7.30pm

i'm thinking:

trouble funk at 8.30pm for an hour.

gogol bordello at  9.45pm for an hour.

thievery corporation at 11pm for two hours. i just don't know how late to expect them to play because of the building noise ordinance.

normally i wouldn't care about the ending time but i've got friends potentially coming in and they need to plan for the babysitter and getting back to VA whereas i only need to walk 3 blocks home.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on December 18, 2017, 10:23:37 am
can i get some opinions on set times for the thievery NYE show?


doors 7.30pm

i'm thinking:

trouble funk at 8.30pm for an hour.

gogol bordello at  9.45pm for an hour.

thievery corporation at 11pm for two hours. i just don't know how late to expect them to play because of the building noise ordinance.

normally i wouldn't care about the ending time but i've got friends potentially coming in and they need to plan for the babysitter and getting back to VA whereas i only need to walk 3 blocks home.
I'm curious how the advertised free champagne toast is going to work at Midnight. With The Anthem's well-documented terrible inability to get people in the facility or serve drinks in anything approaching a timely manner, I have a feeling some attendees will still be waiting for their champagne at the vernal equinox.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on December 19, 2017, 11:24:29 pm
Free shuttle from lenfant metro:

https://www.wharfdc.com/getting-here/southwest-shuttle/
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on December 22, 2017, 12:25:50 am
@Hutch
Tried to respond to your PM but your inbox is full.
Thank you for the information! Much appreciated!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on January 01, 2018, 10:57:46 am
soap dispensers have been replaced! can confirm that new dispensers work great!

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on January 01, 2018, 11:07:00 am
anyone else go last night? show was fucking great.

an hour of trouble funk, an hour and twenty minutes of gogol bordello and 2 hours of thievery corporation.

balloon drop; many of which were phallic shaped. no champagne toast but it was all ages.

really good crowd; very few obnoxious and/or drunk fucks and a minimal of folks pushing their way to through and we were pretty close to the front. lots of weed from people who like to share their weed.

super friendly staff (as always.)

no wait to get in (but it wasn't sold out-maybe 2/3? curious what the crowd size was), no wait at the bars, barely a wait for the bathroom. looked to be a hella wait for coat check.

and a mere 3 block walk there and back from home.

best new years in years. Thanks Seth and Staph!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 01, 2018, 12:37:08 pm
Great crowd...good people...even Seth made an appearance

Only bittersweet moment for me was thinking of Pam Bricker when they launched into Lebanese Blonde

Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on January 01, 2018, 04:44:00 pm
Great crowd...good people...even Seth made an appearance

Only bittersweet moment for me was thinking of Pam Bricker when they launched into Lebanese Blonde

Agreed.  Another DC legend that lost the battle with depression.

And no Sista Pat; not sure what happened there as she was still singing in DC but hasn't sung specifically with TC for at least 5 years.  Not sure what happened to Kristina, the Brazilian singer from circa 2002-2006.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: drewtang on January 01, 2018, 05:05:46 pm
imagine if someone lit up a cigarette next to you...holy hell.  it amazes me the anti cig smoking pro/weed crowd these days. (i dont smoke cigs and do smoke weed on occasion)

anyone else go last night? show was fucking great.

an hour of trouble funk, an hour and twenty minutes of gogol bordello and 2 hours of thievery corporation.

balloon drop; many of which were phallic shaped. no champagne toast but it was all ages.

really good crowd; very few obnoxious and/or drunk fucks and a minimal of folks pushing their way to through and we were pretty close to the front. lots of weed from people who like to share their weed.

super friendly staff (as always.)


no wait to get in (but it wasn't sold out-maybe 2/3? curious what the crowd size was), no wait at the bars, barely a wait for the bathroom. looked to be a hella wait for coat check.

and a mere 3 block walk there and back from home.

best new years in years. Thanks Seth and Staph!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on January 01, 2018, 05:55:18 pm
i was actually surprised at the amount of weed at the show. i fully expected the staph to go through the crowd and ask patrons to hold off until later when they are in their own homes where it's legal, rather than in the venue where it's technically illegal.  but i only saw the staph in the crowd when some of the crowd surfing took place during gogol bordello.

i also was surprised at the amount of joints being passed around to any one who wanted some from a bunch of different patrons.  including folks lighting up, taking a toke and asking the person in front of them to pass it forward to whomever wanted some.  maybe it was just the part of the venue where we were but there was no way to avoid a contact high. kinda amusing.

but yeah, you have a point. it is a distinct contrast between those two populations and other patrons' reactions.





Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on January 02, 2018, 02:52:11 pm
i was actually surprised at the amount of weed at the show. i fully expected the staph to go through the crowd and ask patrons to hold off until later when they are in their own homes where it's legal, rather than in the venue where it's technically illegal.   

Good to hear... nothing like a bunch of goons ripping patrons out of a venue for a few puffs.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on January 02, 2018, 02:53:41 pm
I assume there is some kind of liability issue, though.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 02, 2018, 06:32:02 pm
I’ll be glad to give a more in-depth review tomorrow but I had a totally opposite experience at Thievery Corporation. Horribly executed event. Seth should spend less time stroking his ego by being terrible on drums and more fixing the operational nightmare that is The Anthem. Will not be attending again for quite some time.

It wasn’t even close to full and it’s still a total shitshow.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on January 02, 2018, 06:47:12 pm
Whoa!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 03, 2018, 12:48:53 am
Thievery sounded great...Gogol Bordello was too loud but presumably their choice..,

up in third floor no issues...no weed either..everybody having fun but many left before 2

I saw a dude wearing a “Julian’s America” shirt slouched over next to a pile of vommit by a bathroom door...guess he did not make it...
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on January 03, 2018, 10:52:45 am
W,hoa!
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: lily1 on January 04, 2018, 01:19:41 am
I’ll be glad to give a more in-depth review tomorrow but I had a totally opposite experience at Thievery Corporation. Horribly executed event. Seth should spend less time stroking his ego by being terrible on drums and more fixing the operational nightmare that is The Anthem. Will not be attending again for quite some time.

It wasn’t even close to full and it’s still a total shitshow.

what went wrong?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Seth Hurwitz on January 04, 2018, 09:38:04 am
I’ll be glad to give a more in-depth review tomorrow but I had a totally opposite experience at Thievery Corporation. Horribly executed event. Seth should spend less time stroking his ego by being terrible on drums and more fixing the operational nightmare that is The Anthem. Will not be attending again for quite some time.

It wasn’t even close to full and it’s still a total shitshow.

what went wrong?

Little warning here...

I welcome and need constructive criticism and comments about the venue so we can figure out how to improve

I actually enjoy that as much as the compliments...anyone who knows me knows that I am never satisfied and even feel suspicious if things are going too well

However...

We are not going to tolerate personal attacks on anyone anymore

No warnings, you'll just get bounced permanently

While I found Julian's insults immensely entertaining, it has come to my attention that other people's feelings have been hurt so we need an overall policy
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on January 04, 2018, 09:58:35 am
I’ll be glad to give a more in-depth review tomorrow but I had a totally opposite experience at Thievery Corporation. Horribly executed event. Seth should spend less time stroking his ego by being terrible on drums and more fixing the operational nightmare that is The Anthem. Will not be attending again for quite some time.

It wasn’t even close to full and it’s still a total shitshow.

what went wrong?

Little warning here...

I welcome and need constructive criticism and comments about the venue so we can figure out how to improve

I actually enjoy that as much as the compliments...anyone who knows me knows that I am never satisfied and even feel suspicious if things are going too well

However...

We are not going to tolerate personal attacks on anyone anymore

No warnings, you'll just get bounced permanently

While I found Julian's insults immensely entertaining, it has come to my attention that other people's feelings have been hurt so we need an overall policy

Goodbye Jules. You had a good 15 year run.

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Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on January 04, 2018, 01:05:27 pm
I wonder, how Seth feels about me constantly lusting after him like a  sex object? I will stop, if I have to.

Gurl.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on January 09, 2018, 12:49:40 pm
just saw this on the anthem website
   
COME EARLY, AVOID LINES
HAPPY HOUR PRICES UPSTAIRS BEFORE MUSIC STARTS

What exactly are happy hour prices...so a $9 beer is $8?


Also noticed a big gap in shows 1/13->2/1


This package for the Little big town show is a bit much

$369 (before taxes and fees)
The Happy People Enhanced Experience
•   One (1) General Admission ticket to see Little Big Town
•      Dedicated VIP-only viewing area
•   Meet & Greet / Photo Opportunity with the band
•   Exclusive access to a backstage tour led by one of Little Big Town’s crew members
•   One (1) show specific lithograph, signed by the band
•   Invitation to the '4 Cellars Lounge' including;
-   Q&A with Little Big Town
-   Private cash bar featuring LBT's 4 Cellars Wine and (2) drink tickets*
-   Complimentary light snacks
•   One (1) exclusive Little Big Town merchandise gift
•   Crowd free merchandise shopping
•   Dedicated venue entrance
•   On site experience host


Hutch...are you the experience host :)
Kacey Musgraves is support...does hanging with her come with part of that?
I know smakie and Kosmo would be down with that
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Bagley on January 09, 2018, 01:21:45 pm
if my addled memory serves me right, it's 25% off anything at the 3rd floor bar during the pre-concert happy hour. Of course, the bartendress  made me a nice stiff Makers and soda ($7 & change).  BTW, that's one area that I cannot fault the 9:30 bar staff-  they've always been quite generous when it comes to a mixed drink pour.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 09, 2018, 01:45:29 pm
No idea
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: vansmack on January 09, 2018, 03:33:20 pm
This package for the Little big town show is a bit much

Apparently, your Mrs doesn't have a Girl Crush (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYZMT8otKdI).  If Kacey were there, my wife would undoubtedly pay for that, but she may just do it for LBT. 

We were comped two for a similar Keith Urban experience, and his private show was far superior to his stage performance.  I was hoping the host was going to be Nicole, but it was just a record person.  I still use the Keith Urban kozee I got, but gave the CD and signed lithograph to two younger fans who were fully into him.  Made their day.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on January 09, 2018, 03:45:31 pm
I’ll be glad to give a more in-depth review tomorrow but I had a totally opposite experience at Thievery Corporation. Horribly executed event. Seth should spend less time stroking his ego by being terrible on drums and more fixing the operational nightmare that is The Anthem. Will not be attending again for quite some time.

It wasn’t even close to full and it’s still a total shitshow.

still waiting for recap.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: bearman🐻 on January 09, 2018, 03:52:17 pm
I’ll be glad to give a more in-depth review tomorrow but I had a totally opposite experience at Thievery Corporation. Horribly executed event. Seth should spend less time stroking his ego by being terrible on drums and more fixing the operational nightmare that is The Anthem. Will not be attending again for quite some time.

It wasn’t even close to full and it’s still a total shitshow.

still waiting for recap.

You'll be waiting a long time.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on January 09, 2018, 04:05:03 pm
He's semi-retired, you know.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 09, 2018, 04:12:08 pm
I don't feel like going blow by blow but in short the venue seems entirely understaffed. It has major ingress issues as everyone has commented on. Coat check waits (dropping off and picking up) are insane and the phone number system could not possibly take longer. At one point, we were told coat check was full by some rando who insisted on sticking his coats next to our seats in one of the balconies. When my partner complained to staff that there is some guy literally trying to stuff 6 coats between our seats and the railing, he shrugged. Drink wait times are interminable even with going CC only. (2nd floor mens soap dispensers still did not work but I don't really care.) Advertised champagne toast did not materialize.

I understood the wait issues the first week but this concert was maybe 2/3rds full and everything took forever. Everything! Takes! Forever! I have never been to a venue where getting a mixed drink or dropping off a coat takes this long and I've been going to shows for 20 years. And again, this was not a close to sold out concert.

Requisite music review: Thievery was merely so-so. Not one of the better sets I saw by them. They need Sista Pat back and to not play so much off the new record. Gogol Bordello put on one hell of a show despite being a band I never much cared for. Trouble Funk was the urban version of Phish. Everyone of their songs was 10 seconds of interesting noodling strung out and looped for 36 times. It was never going to be my thing.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 09, 2018, 04:13:03 pm
He's semi-retired, you know.
Yeah, I'm phasing myself out of this community. The general tenor around here has been crappy for a while but the last year or so has been particularly annoying.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: vansmack on January 09, 2018, 04:19:50 pm
Coat check waits (dropping off and picking up) are insane and the phone number system could not possibly take longer.

Don't you mean robe check?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 09, 2018, 04:20:28 pm
Coat check waits (dropping off and picking up) are insane and the phone number system could not possibly take longer.

Don't you mean robe check?
You don't check a robe like that, son.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Yada on January 09, 2018, 04:23:30 pm
He's semi-retired, you know.
Yeah, I'm phasing myself out of this community. The general tenor around here has been crappy for a while but the last year or so has been particularly annoying.

All legends come back... or never go away.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 09, 2018, 04:26:17 pm
He's semi-retired, you know.
Yeah, I'm phasing myself out of this community. The general tenor around here has been crappy for a while but the last year or so has been particularly annoying.

All legends come back... or never go away.
I didn't say I planned on deleting my account or never posting. I just find myself spending increasingly less and less time on here and enjoying the time I do less. Couple that with all but 2-3 of the worthwhile members already being in my orbit via social media and other outlets . . .
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 09, 2018, 04:34:49 pm
There was literally zero wait for drinks on third floor left side...there are seven full bars and 1-2 pop ups plus a coffee bar


Coats definitely take a while...in 25 years of assiduous concert I have never checked a coat so it is not an issue for me personally...my guess is a show with very cold weather outside will result in issues but things will be improved

As far as the community I note in the past year you were the number one poster on this board by far so I would assume you bear some responsibility but given you have been crowing about how great things were now that you had me on ignore I find your comment strange and disingenuous..
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: vansmack on January 09, 2018, 05:46:07 pm
You don't check a robe like that, son.

I think my favorite part was when the Mrs saw it, she said "not surprising, Julian wore the robe to the wine hour just like you did."

I said "No, he wore it the New Years Party at the club!"

"Oooooh......"
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on January 09, 2018, 06:35:32 pm
You don't check a robe like that, son.

I think my favorite part was when the Mrs saw it, she said "not surprising, Julian wore the robe to the wine hour just like you did."

I said "No, he wore it the New Years Party at the club!"

"Oooooh......"
I wore it the night before to Armin Van Buuren and the response was so phenomenal I asked housekeeping to bring me another immediately (because the first one was not in a condition to be worn a second day in a row) and then wore robes two nights in a row. My misses was similarly flummoxed.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: excontradiction on January 10, 2018, 02:22:18 pm
Is merch cashless too?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 10, 2018, 02:50:36 pm
Is merch cashless too?

Band merch accepts cash
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: hutch on January 11, 2018, 12:51:29 am
Three robe check stations added tonight on 2nd and 3rd floor
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: sauce07 on February 13, 2018, 03:47:45 pm
Finally making it out to my first show at The Anthem on Thursday. What's the official opinion on where to park? Is the garage worth it? Can I find street parking close by?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Vas Deferens on February 13, 2018, 04:06:21 pm

I park near the  metro stop and walk.

Finally making it out to my first show at The Anthem on Thursday. What's the official opinion on where to park? Is the garage worth it? Can I find street parking close by?
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on February 13, 2018, 04:37:38 pm

I park near the  metro stop and walk.

Finally making it out to my first show at The Anthem on Thursday. What's the official opinion on where to park? Is the garage worth it? Can I find street parking close by?
there is a free shuttle at Lenfant. 
Also parking up there has been really easy, free and not too far of a walk

parking in the garage is a pain and $25
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: walkonbyeeeeeeeee on February 14, 2018, 01:28:25 pm
do what i do.  become a member of Hyatt, and get great deals on the Hyatt house, right there at the waterfront.  such a great hotel, for the deal prices you can get.  and then you walk to the venue.  chill on the boardwalk.  hang out a bar or restaurant before and after.  parking is super easy for the hotel. 

the, end.
Title: Re: The Anthem
Post by: blipvurt on March 27, 2018, 09:33:47 pm
Is there truly no way to transfer a super-excellent seat? I have one for Alice In Chains but got screwed by being assigned unexpected work travel that week and no I can’t go. Would really rather not “eat” the ticket $.

Anyone have any tips/suggestions for this kind of situation?

Apologies if this has already been discussed elsewhere but I didn’t find anything about it when searching the forum.