4 Dream Venues

Here at the Crowd, it’s no secret that we love concerts. We love being jam packed in stadiums with 40,000 other screaming fans. We love standing out in an open field watching our favorite indie band play their hearts out. We even love those small smoky bars listening to a simple acoustic set.

But of all those places, there are still a few venues that we haven’t quite made it to yet, and those venues are amazing. In honor of the venue, the place that sets the mood for the whole show, I have picked 4 different “dream venues” that everyone should catch a show in before they die.

Let the road trip planning being!

  1. Red Rocks Amphitheater

Tucked in the mountains just 10 miles outside of Denver, this outdoor venue boasts as one of the most beautiful places to see a concert in the world. The stage sits at the bottom of a naturally red colored rock development that is often called a fountain formation. With a seating capacity of over 9,000 and near perfect acoustics caused from the towering rock walls surrounding it, you are sure to have one amazing experience at The Red Rocks.

  1. The Tabernacle

Once a Church in Atlanta that accommodated a congregation of over 4,000, this unique venue now sees crowds of a different kind. Affectionately called the “Tabby,” this abandoned place of worship was remodeled to be a concert venue to attract crowds attending the 1996 Summer Olympics. Next time you’re in the ATL, catch a show at a place that is sure to give you a religious experience. See what I did there?

  1. The Cumberland Caverns

333 feet below McMinnville, Tennessee, you’ll find one of the coolest concert venues in the United States. The natural caves were created millions of years ago by long gone ancient rivers and boasts beautiful natural waterfalls and acoustics. The caverns are also home to the world’s only underground bluegrass music festival! So the next time you’re in Nashville, take a detour a few miles south and check out this venue that is old as the roots of bluegrass.

  1. The Beacon Theatre

Opening in 1929 in New York City, The Beacon Theatre is known as one of the most historic concert venues in the entire country. Sometimes referred to Radio City Music Hall’s older sister, this antique concert hall is not only a majestically beautiful part of NYC’s landscape, but is designated as a national landmark. Taking in a show here will have you feeling like you’re accompanying Mr. Gatsby to an evening at the opera.

There you have it! This list should give you a few great ideas on where to stop while you’re on your epic pilgrimage to visit America’s most amazing venues. Safe travels!

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4 Types of Concert Goers

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Let’s be real. As music fans, we love concerts. We will blister in the Sierra Desert like heat at Bonnaroo or practically drown in a monsoon waiting for Beyoncé. And although we may suffer through these less than satisfactory conditions, we know that we’ll never have to suffer through them alone. We have met some of the coolest people at concerts, but we have met some of the worst too. However, good or bad, we all fall into one category or the other. Here are 4 types of concert goers that most of us have either seen, have been, or are.

Don’t try and front. You know you’re guilty of being at least one of them.

  1. The cool guy: You know this guy. Everyone around them is having the time of their lives while he stands there like a sack of potatoes. He’s not even mouthing the lyrics. Like, stop it dude. We all know your girlfriend didn’t drag you by your less-than-luscious man bun to see T-Swizzle. If we’re being honest, you probably know every word to the 1989 album.
  2. The over exuberant dancing queen: So you’ve got man bun over here to your left being a total nub while the kid on the right is dancing like there is literally no tomorrow. Like, it’s almost terrifying. Even though you kind of want to punch them in the face a little, you can’t help but dig their enthusiasm. You go Glenn Coco!
  3. The Steven Spielberg: From getting ready with their gal pals in the bathroom to the aftermath of having too many adult beverages during the set, not one moment of this magical night will be missed! Not. One. Minute. I mean, everyone loves a 3 hour long Snapchat story. Right?
  4. The love birds: These couples can’t keep their hands off each other. Even though they’re standing in the middle of 500 crazy fans screaming Papa Roach’s Last Resort  at the top of their lungs, their love flame cannot and will not be extinguished. It’s actually quite beautiful if you really think about it.

Even though you might want to hate them from time to time, you and these colorful group of carbon based organisms have something in common. You are both there because you love the music. You both love being in one place with so many people who understand your need to hear your favorite songs sung live. This is what brings you all together, no matter how different you are, in this one perfect place for just a little while. And that’s pretty amazing.

See? This guy knows what I’m talking about.