Radio city is nice but it is a bit on the big side. It feels like a cavern when you are up top. Plus there ushers never let up at the last few shows I was at going as far as to walk the stairs once and a while. It made you feel as though u where always being watched all the time. I love the Beacon. It has the best feel for a theater even if it is cramped at times. Plus having seen a lot of shows there they really seem to be the best at letting us be free without going wild. It has gotten crazy tight out front but still not a quarter what was at radio city overall. After decades of Allman shows I think the Beacon knows how to walk the line.
But getting in to see the show is the most important thing. The Beacon is too small. Supply and demand. GDTS had much too small an allotment of tickets.
With a limited spring run and then a Beacon residency too many fans were left outside. Fans with money, I mean, not miracle seekers. If Furthur does this again we are screwed!
I wish they would play a residency at MSG so we could all get in but they may not be popular enough to make that financially feasible. Radio City, therefore seems a reasonable alternative.