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Christopher 16 Jan Mon, 16 January 2017
We came to see Breaking Benjamin with special guest Wilson. I knew that the venue had some limited seating; but, that must've been all taken/reserved by venue staff and VIPs as none was available, even at the pre-sale. These seats should be more available to patrons, especially older people that have great difficulty standing for such a long period of time. The doors didn't open on time so people were lined up around the building in the cold, most of which were still waiting when the first band started. The show was "non-smoking" which is fine; but, there was no outside smoking area that anyone could go to without being prohibited from re-entry. There are balconies and fenced in areas outside that people could have used; but, they were not accessible. The bars were understaffed for a sold out crowd. The poor bartenders were amazing at what they were expected to do; but, people still had abnormally long wait times for beverages... missing large portions of the show. The video equipment is out of date. The large screens look like they're getting their signal from a convenience store. The sound system is also painfully out of date. Either that or the sound engineer doesn't know what he's doing. The overall sound was muffled and "boomy." The low end frequencies were all muddled into each other and the mid-range and higher frequencies were nearly non-existent. It sounded like some dive bar out in the sticks with some cover band using pawn shop equipment. For a national act like Breaking Benjamin, this is unacceptable. Every show I attend at The House of Blues strengthens my resolve to never attend another show there; however, decent national acts tend to avoid South Carolina like the plague, so when one actually books a show here, we bite the bullet. This was the case with Breaking Benjamin. Trying to catch a good show is a no-brainer, until we find out it's at the House of Blues... then the decision gets a good deal tougher.
Pros: The band was great; the poor bartenders were amazing.
Cons: Standing room only; poor visibility from most of the venue; unable to purchase seating; out of date equipment.
Cheri 16 Jan Mon, 16 January 2017
Parking was difficult downtown and prices were high for ramp parking. The venue was great for volleyball, however.
Pros: Roomy; plenty of places to hang out between games.
Cons: Admission price was high but I know that was probably not set by the WI Center.
Thomas 16 Jan Mon, 16 January 2017
Won't be doing it again.
Pros: Good performers.
Cons: Horrible traffic and crowd control period. A nightmare for anyone who is disabled to enjoy anything about this.
Mable 16 Jan Mon, 16 January 2017
You always feel welcomed when you walk through the door. This was my 4th visit and the spirit filled annointed teaching is what keeps me coming back. Each time I walk away with so much that applies to my life and walk with God that I will put into practice for me and also for ministry. I will attend the June conference.
Pros: The teaching sessions were excellent! I followed the ministers' tract.
Cons: Not that it was bad but Pastor Nick in the choir room was overcrowded. Each time to put out chairs was a distraction.
Neva 15 Jan Sun, 15 January 2017
If you like hockey.
Pros: It was a benefit for CF. Hospitality was awesome! Plan to attend again next year.
Kafayat 15 Jan Sun, 15 January 2017
It was a nice event.
Pros: My husband and I attended a sneaker event called Sole Exchange. It was a cool event.
Lucy 12 Jan Thu, 12 January 2017
It was excellent. The theatre was extremely clean, until I went to leave and someone had thrown cough drop wrappers all over the floor. The theatre personnel were wonderful - very informative and extremely polite, particularly the man assigned to the lower half of the orchestra aisle. Thank you for a wonderful time and all of your help.
Pros: The show and helpful staff.
Cons: It was a bit cold and some of the glass when it broke hit people around me as well as myself but no one got hurt.
Leigh 10 Jan Tue, 10 January 2017
Had a wonderful evening.
Liam 10 Jan Tue, 10 January 2017
Pros: Dined in the restaurant; food was excellent.
Cons: Concert room was jam packed; couldn't see the band; only stayed 45 minutes; will not return.
Carrie 8 Jan Sun, 8 January 2017
Pros: Quality of the show was amazing and the ambiance and amenities at the theatre and surrounding area terrific!
Thomas 8 Jan Sun, 8 January 2017
Went to see Beautiful and the show was great and performances were wonderful.
Pros: Easy access right from the street to our seats in the Mezzanine section which were super!
Cons: Nothing at all.
Susan 7 Jan Sat, 7 January 2017
First of all, the venue was memorable. A small theatre with a big heart. The current play (opening night on January 5) is thought-provoking, with an excellent cast. The Detroit Rep should be a regular night out for everyone in the area.
Pros: The play (Firepower) was excellent and those operating the theatre were very welcoming. A wonderful experience.
Avery H 5 Jan Thu, 5 January 2017
The theatre is the perfect venue for the show it currently houses. I wish there was a little more orderliness for exiting the theatre but other than that it was fabulous.
Pros: It was Hamilton. :)
Teresa 3 Jan Tue, 3 January 2017
Great venue to attend on New Years Eve. This is my 4th year!
Pros: Everything! Good people and music.
George 3 Jan Tue, 3 January 2017
The new Golden 1 Center is beautiful; good restrooms and great food selection. Highly recommend.
Pros: Fantastic center; brand new.
Cons: Not a huge amount of legroom in seats.
Lawson 2 Jan Mon, 2 January 2017
Pros: The venue was amazing. Short drink and bathroom lines.
Synedra 2 Jan Mon, 2 January 2017
I had a great time at Hard Rock for NYE.
Pros: The food and drinks were good.
Cons: It was rather crowded, but that's expected. I wish they had more seating options.
Natasha 2 Jan Mon, 2 January 2017
Alrosa was awesome.
Pros: Venue awesome as usual.
Misty 2 Jan Mon, 2 January 2017
Pros: Had a great time.
Robert 2 Jan Mon, 2 January 2017
It was a great New Year's Eve.
Kiley 2 Jan Mon, 2 January 2017
Pros: Intimate setting.
Teresa 2 Jan Mon, 2 January 2017
I really liked the place and would love to go back again. We saw "The Record Company".
Pros: Nice small club feel and good sound; good beer selection; atmosphere was good.
Cons: The coat check line; beers were a little pricey.
Jolie 2 Jan Mon, 2 January 2017
Could have been better.
Pros: Our seats.
Cons: The staff at the upstairs bar did not know what was going on. Could not get champagne on New Year's Eve. Had to go to downstairs bar to finally get some.
Amilee 1 Jan Sun, 1 January 2017
Pros: Wasn't too crowded.
Cons: Very small.
Duane 30 Dec Fri, 30 December 2016
Pros: How they took care of the kids.
Susan 29 Dec Thu, 29 December 2016
Waiting in line to go through security was less than 10 minutes. Security was awesome.
Pros: Awesome; nicely set up. Easy to find our seats.
Cons: The higher up you sit, you are unable to see the musicians clearly. Maybe, the neeed large screen monitors so people sitting higher up will be able to see the stage up close.
Lynn 29 Dec Thu, 29 December 2016
Who wouldn't want to sing along to all the great songs of Mamma Mia. It was a great performance enjoyed by all. So glad this toured to Philly!
Pros: Music was fantastic!
Elizabeth 28 Dec Wed, 28 December 2016
It was a fantastic experience and will attend again next year.
Pros: Cultural clothing.
Cons: The food lines were way too long.
Zelman 27 Dec Tue, 27 December 2016
Great location in the city; lots of things to do in the area.
Pros: The staff was polite and helpful. The police stopped traffic at crosswalks. The building was clean.
Cons: No disappointment.
Catherine 26 Dec Mon, 26 December 2016
Would love to go back again. Liked the warmed area outside. Drinks were not too expensive.
Pros: Had a blast watching the James Aaron Band and then Roadside Flare.
Kevin 25 Dec Sun, 25 December 2016
Overall an amazing show.
Pros: Sound; stage view from most areas were good; security did great.
Cons: A bit crowded. I would suggest selling 100-200 less tickets to reduce the "packed like sardines" feel and give people more of a chance to get closer to the stage.
Mary 22 Dec Thu, 22 December 2016
A good value. A better price for good seats in a smaller venue than Minneapolis. The short drive is worth the better experience.
Pros: Awesome talent.
Tracy 21 Dec Wed, 21 December 2016
Awesome to attend a show at this historic venue.
Pros: Great atmosphere; good drinks.
Shannon 21 Dec Wed, 21 December 2016
Pros: Nice seating arrangement.
Cons: Only one location within selling souvenirs.
Teri 20 Dec Tue, 20 December 2016
No bad seats. I was very disappointed about Meghan Trainor - when I bought the tickets she was supposed to be there. Sounds were great.
Pros: Charlie Puth.
Cons: No Meghan Trainor.
Ray 19 Dec Mon, 19 December 2016
Nice comfortable theater with great staff.
Pros: Great sound quality; good sized seats.
Maria 19 Dec Mon, 19 December 2016
Tommy T's is awesome!
Pros: I was able to contact Gayle and she made sure that all of my party were able to sit together. At the end of the evening I was able to meet a few comedians and Tommy T's himself! They made my husband's birthday extra special!
Cons: The only disappointment was a server named Stephan. I have had him twice now and he is horrible. He is rude, slow and has a very bad attitude. If his tip were not included in the check, he would not have received one. He brought out chips with no cheese then took 15 minutes to bring it.
Daniel 19 Dec Mon, 19 December 2016
We saw the Goh Ballet perform the Nutcracker and it was simply wonderful - definitely one of the best I have ever seen!
Pros: We really enjoyed the entire production!
Brian 19 Dec Mon, 19 December 2016
Everyone was so friendly and the food was top notch; everything was on point.
Pros: Everything was excellent from service to music.
Cons: Nothing disappointing.
Ashley 19 Dec Mon, 19 December 2016
Pros: The space of the bar was fantastic, although it was tight for the concert.
Cons: It was abnormally hot in the venue; however, there were so many people there for the concert we attended that it was expected.
David R 19 Dec Mon, 19 December 2016
I was very disappointed.
Pros: The restroom was warm and there was no line!
Cons: It was freezing cold! I felt like I was in a garage. Poor service at the bar - not enough staff!
Dianne 18 Dec Sun, 18 December 2016
Pros: My son received his White Coat from South College.
Rebecca 18 Dec Sun, 18 December 2016
Pros: Was more then we expected.
David and Jennifer 17 Dec Sat, 17 December 2016
Had a blast!
Pros: My child's reaction!
Allison 17 Dec Sat, 17 December 2016
Trocadero Theatre is a nice venue. Perfect size, not too small, not too big.
Pros: Since the concert was more intended for teens, it was great to have a bar area for the parents to sit back and enjoy. Gave the kids time to experience the show.
Cons: Overpriced tickets for a 1 hour show.
Kathleen 17 Dec Sat, 17 December 2016
Pros: The whole Christmas Concert performed by Home by Dark.
John 17 Dec Sat, 17 December 2016
Just snuggled in between Government St. and Douglas St. Awesome acoustics there.
Pros: Dope hip hop artists there at Vic Event Center. Great night!
Cons: Not really. Wish I could have had a beer. LOL
David 16 Dec Fri, 16 December 2016
We saw TSO. Great show. We'll be back next year.
Pros: Great venue for a show.
Cons: Tall person sitting in front of me.
Jean 16 Dec Fri, 16 December 2016
Delightful experience seeing Hard Nut.
Pros: The show itself! Mark Morris - fantastic.
Cons: A head in front of me, marring my view (was in mezzanine).
Martin 15 Dec Thu, 15 December 2016
Pros: The seats were terrific, right behind the penalty box.
Cons: Oilers lost!