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September 24, 2000 at 9:01 pm #44090
I’m trying to decide whether to go to the show in Dallas or Atlanta, as I don’t have the scratch to attend both. I used to live in Dallas and really dig Tree’s, but i’ve got a pad to crash at in Atlanta. Can anyone give me a thumbs up/down on the Cotton Club?? Anyone been to both venues??
September 25, 2000 at 5:50 pm #61610
I’ve never been to Tree’s in Dallas, so I really can’t compare the two, but I can describe The Cotton Club (located in the basement of The Tabernacle).
It’s an oddly-shaped venue, very short from front to back, but quite long from side-to-side. Also, you can head upstairs onto two balconies that are pretty far from the stage, but offer a great view of the whole show. I’ve never seen a show there that had security, so typically, if you’re early enough, you can nestle right up against the (low) stage. The stage is smallish, and most of "backstage" is to the side of the stage, completely unfettered by curtains, so you can check out all the gear easily. Due to the weird acoustics, shows can be really loud, so bring ear-plugs.
As for refreshments, they have three bars, only two of which I’ve ever seen open, that serve a variety of beer, liquor, and soft drinks. They also have a small menu with things like hot dogs and nachos.
With a medium-sized audience, you can usually wander around the back of the crowd and get good views of the shows. Be warned that if you want to sit at one of the few tables, it’s best to have a group and only get up one at a time, as these get usurped pretty quickly by folks looking for a place to sit.
Overall, not a bad place to see a show, but it’s in a really crappy location. After seeing all the glitz that is The Tabernacle upstairs, it’s kinda disappointing to shuffle down the stairs and into the basement.
September 26, 2000 at 4:58 pm #61611
It looks like the Trees gig has been changed to the Gypsy Tea Room? I have not heard any more details but I updated the dates: http://www.freakscene.net/tourdates/index.shtml
"Chops? I don’t have chops. Who do you think I am, Yngwie?" <- J MascisSeptember 26, 2000 at 9:05 pm #61612
Well….I don’t much care for that move, considering i’m partial to the Tree’s venue. I’ve seen many acts there and it’s always been a great place to see bands. The Gypsy Tea Room opened after I left, but i’m pretty sure they’re both owned and run by the same folks. The only people I can recall playing at the GTR are Steve Earl and Son Volt. Two of my favorites…but a far cry from J.
Anyway, thanks for the rundown of the Cotton Club…and the venue update.
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