I started a thread about the possibility of Furthur moving their Spring NYC 'residency' to Radio City if the band can swing it.
Without a Spring East Coast Tour which might include Chicago Ohio, etc, the ticket demand is enormous and we are all at the mercy of Scalpers --Big Time!
While Furthur cannot do much about TicketMaster skullduggery, they could move it to Radio City which is almost twice the capacity.
We would have better chance of getting in!
i think they could sell out Radio City during another 'residency.'
As a bonus, RC is much bigger not just in capacity but in lobby space, hallways, and a tremendous amount of toilets -- you almost never have to wait. The Beacon has one Ladies and one Gents. Heck RC is much easier to enter. The Beacon's entrance is your worst human traffic jam. RC is closer to many more subway lines too.
Security? I did see people get harassed for smoking at the Beacon. Other smokers were deeper in the row and more discreet. Others were just unlucky when lighting up as security just happened by their way. A guy next to me smoked a lot but he got busted eventually but the usher just checked his ticket and said please do not light up because it's the law and my job if I turn a blind eye and someone sees me.
I was in the aisle at RC as were many others including dancers. The RC balcony aisles were more policed though. Which is natural I, guess. Smoking at RC? About the same, I think.
The security is a consequence of the Nanny State. I am so sick of Big Government!
The Beacon is more ornate. The decorum is more interesting. That is its only plus, for us anyway or the band.
The most important factor is getting in and that calls for something bigger than The Beacon. MSG is too big for a residency. RC is the most suitable.