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PurpleNGoldFan
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The Sugar Mill in N.O. - Worst acoustic venue I've ever been to

I've seen quite a few shows in my day..Music is probably one of my main passions.

With that said, multiple people said the sound was bad in there, yet it still was worse than I thought.

I saw them open at the Ryman, which is an incredible place acoustically. If you enjoyed the Alabama Shakes last night, just wait until you see them at a normal venue.


TheDoc
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sugar mill sucks hard

ETA: should have booked at mahalia jackson theatre
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McAlister Auditorium at Tulane. Terrible acoustics.


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rutiger
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Yeah, im not a fan of the sound in that place.


lsuaudio
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re: The Sugar Mill in N.O. - Worst acoustic venue I've ever been to
Agreed. It was terrible.
Not just the acoustics either.


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Ended up front row and the sound was probably about as good as I could hope for in the room. Not awful actually.

Crowd had a lot of morons. Not antic wise, just dumb people. Overheard some terrible comments.


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HeadyBrosevelt
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the Ryman,


One of the best venues in the country sound wise


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Citizen Kane
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I saw them open at the Ryman, which is an incredible place acoustically. If you enjoyed the Alabama Shakes last night, just wait until you see them at a normal venue.


I've seen alabama shakes twice and they were garbage both times. The Sugar Mill is 20x better than the other venues in nola for size. The acoustics suck in every single nola venue so I don't think that matters. The big venue used to be "the warehouse" which is where the grateful dead, allman brothers, and doors would play. the acoustics sucked there too but it had room to accomodate the people. What other venue can accomodate that many people in new orleans?


Citizen Kane
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sugar mill sucks hard


still better than anything in baton rouge

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ETA: should have booked at mahalia jackson theatre


you aren't too bright are you?


HeadyBrosevelt
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Louisiana needs an amphitheater so bad. I don't even care if it is one of those cookie cutter ones, because even those have proven sound design now. Build a 15,000 person amphitheater in Kenner,brah.

Eta:Or the northshore. I only say this because most venues like that are in suburbs of major cities IE The Woodlands,Alpharetta,etc..
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Citizen Kane
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Louisiana needs an amphitheater so bad. I don't even care if it is one of those cookie cutter ones, because even those have proven sound design now. Build a 15,000 person amphitheater in Kenner,bra


yea brah, but thats easier to do in a place that isnt a fricking swamp where you can use hills and such to create a natural amphitheater. when i was in amsterdam, they also couldnt build an amphitheater because of the terrain but they had some badass floating venues like the melkweg
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HeadyBrosevelt
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yea brah, but thats easier to do in a place that isnt a fricking swamp where you can use hills and such to create a natural amphitheater.


Maybe out in Bush or Folsom? They have some gentle hills out there. Plenty of space too. No hoteys nearby though, so that is an obvious problem.

I think the ideal location would be just north of I 12 in Covington, where they have a decent amount of undeveloped land. Several hotels around too, which is essential.


TheDoc
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you aren't too bright are you?


Yeah because the sugar mill is so much better than mahalia


TheDoc
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I think the ideal location would be just north of I 12 in Covington, where they have a decent amount of undeveloped land. Several hotels around too, which is essential.


That's a good spot. Louisiana needs an amphitheater badly.


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quail man
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I've seen alabama shakes twice and they were garbage both times


what didn't you enjoy about their show?


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Citizen Kane
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Yeah because the sugar mill is so much better than mahalia


Assigned seating for Alabama Shakes? The place was built for theatrical productions. Sounds like you've been hanging out in baton rouge a little too long


TFTC
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you aren't too bright are you?


Haha... says the guy who commented on the Freddie Mercury/Roger Taylor vocals thread with out knowing they were in the same band... Queen


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rutiger
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Assigned seating for Alabama Shakes? The place was built for theatrical productions



You mean like every other theater in the country?


TheDoc
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Assigned seating for Alabama Shakes? The place was built for theatrical productions. Sounds like you've been hanging out in baton rouge a little too long


They play in assigned seat theatre venues all over the country.

You really don't know what you're talking about.
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TheDoc
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Sounds like you've been hanging out in baton rouge a little too long


I've lived all over the world.

What venues have you been to other than the ones in Louisiana?


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