We are in Atlanta, Georgia today. Here is my report on the venues we have encountered so far.
Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida.
Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Florida.
Florida Theater in Jacksonville, Florida.
Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas.
All of the above are wonderful facilities and great sounding halls with wonderful audiences. Clearwater has the edge because of the best catering of this tour so far. Naples had the best artwork of any hall.
The Abraham Chavez Auditorium in El Paso was very nice. The audience was fantastic. The exterior of the hall was being renovated.
Formerly a highlight of our tours the Pompano Beach Amphitheater is getting worse and worse backstage. The city needs to invest some money here. Paint is peeling of the seats, there is only one dirty toilet and one shower and the catering sucks.
Stubbs in Austin came highly recommended by other bands but I think not having a single toilet for the band and crew is not acceptable. I don’t mind having to use the public toilet, but I do mind having to wait in line when I am supposed to start performing in a few minutes.
Earthlink Live in Atlanta. Leaky faucets and soggy carpet backstage.