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I’ve worked 90% of the shows since the 3rd and final counting crows show which opened it in late october. The learning process has been painful because the place was rushed open and still operates under a temp C/O. Everything has come about in fits and starts, including getting a house system in place and tweaking it to the room. These style venues are hard because they were built to be boomy so actors could be heard in the balcony. Regardless, much has to due with the touring sound mixer. My Co-worker clocked the gypsy kings at 100 db, a painful absurdity for flamenco guitar dance music! Thankfully Pink Martini, a big band fronted by
In defense of the sound, while the concrete box has been a slow learning process, it has improved consistently. However, every band travels with its own front of house mix engineer, who has artistic control over the EQ and volume. Some bands like to be loud. That volume level is not typical or a representation of venue policy. Also usually controlled by the bands, and painfully in this case, is the lighting. As a spotlight operator, i found the use of strobes heavyhanded and blinding. Here are some pics i took from that night, looks like an atomic explosion…and an artistic decision the house crew would ever make…
some exterior curran shots
and here are some shots of the neighboring Geary, not on this site but much more interesting exterior
these pics aint great but i like the architectural detail although i wish i took notes on the lion’s head…no positive whether it is warfield, golden gate, or another building on the block…
Took 3 pics from the stage last weekend…unfortunately it was dark because the “house” wasnt open yet…one decent pic of the auditorium ceiling, the architectural features on sides seem less ornate than in the old pics i’ve seen above…maybe because of all the theatrical lighting ..also threw in some pics of civic center statues with “wicked” in the background
took some pics last weekend, my fave is the descending/ascending windows balconies…did not see any neon but the spamalot run had not started yet and the theater was “dark"
took two pics of the exterior last weekend…i love the “Jesus is pissed” graffiti bordering the strip club billboard painted on the side…and after reading about the strand"s colorful history…its even better
spent a long weekend in SF checked out a bunch of old theaters…considering how many have been demolished or are rotting away in a building for 30+ years (newark) it is fine by me to be able to wander around a theater for free even if it currently has a new purpose (like the stanley in jersey city) missing in all of the previous pictures on this site is a good view of the beautiful interior dome…enjoy…too bad i didnt get any other good ones
stage door??? View link looking at google earth it seems like this stage door on treat place must be the Adams, which runs from halsey to treat? and the branford side is just the lobby? but what to make of the signage for victoria theater on the back in the other picture?
Up and running, excellent work done on architectural decorations in the “house” but tiny stage and zero backstage areas need work. allegedly offices and a green room are being constructed beyond stage right wall…..if only original lobby still existed, new one is pretty bland….floor features bars four steps up from dance floor with temporary seating for certain shows but open for the first four shows so far…counting crows, backstreet boys, hanson and matisyahu….
View link all of the palladium shows on wolfgangs vault…
building has no lobby, just hallway leading to elevators and doctor’s office…
oops, mlk blvd is jackson
could this be jfk blvd…i think it used to be called jackson
that is al dimeola 5-5-78 courtesy of wolfgang’s vault great show…