It was real nice to meet [OneGoodHand] and [irishqueenie] thanks for stopping by to chat a little before the first set and during set break. I usually don't get to move through the crowd when I'm recording and it's nice to talk when the band is not playin'.
It was packed and seemed even more so during the second set, a mixture of polite and rude people. I spent the second set fending people off from my mic stand and recording gear. The venue is an old movie theater, with the seats and carpet ripped off the floor. Turns out the drop ceiling was recently removed after it started to fall apart. It's a nice sounding place and might actually sound better without the ceiling. It's rustic but not like "Bob's Country Bunker" there's no chicken wire in front of the stage though it is definitely not an elegant old theater. Guess they figure why make it pretty when people are gonna spill drinks all over but this may actually encourage carelessness. I'm with irishqueenie and prefer a nice clean venue that the whole crowd treats with respect. The ladies room was rough but not as bad as the horrifically disgusting porta-potties I encountered at a Wilco Show in Cooperstown this past summer.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a stream out, talked to the owner who had to heavily secure their wi-fi with continually changing and complicated passwords that they don't give out because way too many people were exhausting their bandwidth by uploading photos to websites. I'll post my recording to LMA when I get a chance, maybe next week.
Dark Star Orchestra put on a fabulous representation of a GD show from days gone by. Will definitely go see them again and sorry that I missed out when they've been through on tour in the past.