Madison Square Garden
In the metal seventies people mistook me for a Deadhead all the time...'you mean, like, Casey Jones?...come on' Turns out they were right...first show, beloved hometown metal venue, great, but it took the second (Brendan Byrne '83) to show me what went on in the hallways... I never took a seat again!!
Yup, I think I remember that being on the back of the ticket. I'm a native New Yorker and love my NYC but always avoided the Garden for shows. Preferred the small general admission places like Cumberland County Civic Center, Hampton Coliseum etc. Saw the whole spring tour in '87 (every show was smoking hot!!) and hit the Garden. LOVED IT. Got into a great routine heading into the city after work, get to 33rd Street just before 6pm. There was no parking like 7am to 6pm so the street was empty and ended up getting free parking a half block from the Garden cause we'd hang in the car until just before 6:00 the pop into the Blarney Rock and drink until 7:30 then cruise right in. The Blarney Rock was a wild scene before and after each show. We put those bartenders' kids through college!