Cat's Cradle & Durham?
dmenconi at newsobserver.com
Fri Sep 19 16:08:55 EDT 2008
> Yeah, I saw that David Byrne was playing Asheville. Does Frank feel
> he needs to expand if and when he has to move?
I think he feels bigger capacity is less of a necessity than a desire.
he & I have often talked about the paucity of available midsized venues
in the Triangle, which results in a lot of shows -- your Vampire
Weekends or Foo Fighters, say, in addition to some of the acts
mentioned elsewhere (Peter Bjorn & Jon, Smashing Pumpkins, David Byrne,
New Pornographers, etc.) -- going to the Triad/Charlotte/Asheville
instead. but a lot of those acts do wind up getting here eventually, on
subsequent tour legs (Shinns, Spoon).
of course, the wild card in all of this is the economic meltdown
currently in progress. if things continue as they have recently, I
believe you'll see a lot of ambitious development projects stall out
very soon; maybe including this one. if that's going to happen, I pray
it's before they level that block rather than after.
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