Durham, NC: here comes Clear Channel
jameshepler at yahoo.com
Tue May 18 15:19:59 EDT 2004
--- "Jason M. Sullivan" <jason at krazykat.nc.rr.com>
> In article
<20040517195301.46693.qmail at web40605.mail.yahoo.com>,
> James Hepler wrote:
> > [...] how big is Disco Rodeo? That's a terrible
> performance space.
> Disco Rodeo used to have a shockingly bad website,
> but that seems to have
> vanished. At an eyeball's guess I'd say almost a
> thousand. It's similar
> in size to the Orange Peel in Asheville.
> Which brings to mind a question: Why does Disco
> Rodeo suck so much and the
> Orange Peel rule? They're similar sized venues, and
> (as a consumer of
> entertainment), I found the OP to be better b/c it
> was cleaner, easier to
> get around in, and sounded really good. They also
> seem to be getting
> stupendous shows. Why can't DR be like that?
> What's bad from the
> "Producer of Entertainment" side?
I've never liked the layout of the place. I mean,
it's a warehouse, right? Granted, it's been years
since I've seen a show there, so maybe it has
improved. But I found the whole facility lacking in
character. And the sound has always just bounced
around the room.
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