Last night was the David Allan Coe Concert that I said I may go to at The Barn in Kent, Ohio. I have added a blog about rating a concert venue in which I rated this venue as a 9 out of 30. Only the parking in Kent allowed this venue to get over half it's points.
I like a lot of his songs but he was a bitter old man. That did not add to the experience.
Can a venue make or break a concert. That absolutely has to be true. The concert was scheduled to start at 9:00 and was changed to 10:00 at 8:30 after we were there for an hour and a half. We had been there since 7:30. The Barn is a venue that has 5 separate areas. The main dance floor area is the only area that has a view of the stage. Because of the five separate areas The Barn has a large crowd capacity which are all located in the one viewing area at the same time. There is no seating where you can see the stage. My wife and I had to stand on a window ledge between two of the areas to even see the artist.
The lighting was so bad you couldn't even take a descent picture. I went as close to the stage as possible and got a picture and got my hearing blasted by the speakers. What I won't do for my blog.
When you are trying to take picture over people heads they don't come out well.
This is a view from the back of the room on a raised platform which was private. I went into the space to get a picture.
We eventually made our way to a seating area where you couldn't see the concert, only hear it. I told the wife we could here it better on a CD and we might as well head for home. In all it wasn't a good experience and I would never go to The Barn again for a concert.
The one good thing from the concert is i met and talked to Ken Steel one of the DJ's from WQMX 94.9. He was very friendly and it was nice to meet him. WQMX has a great bunch of people.