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4 hours ago, joethefoodie said:

That place looks as if 3 or 4 acts a night. When I went to see a show nearby last week, doors at 7, 2 openers, the headliner did not come on until 10. I can't imagine much before that.

They have two or more openers most nights, but only one listed for the night I'm going. Maybe I'll get out a little earlier.

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One of the best things that happened during Covid is most shows now start on time. Every show I saw in New Orleans in April  started within 10 minutes of the posted start time. Same for the last 4 shows I saw this summer. Not one started later than 10 minutes after the announced time. 

New Orleans was somewhat famous for shows starting over an hour after the posted start time. 

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The shows go to tend to be in places where it's not so much that they have to start on time, but they have end by a certain time. Some of the shows I saw this past summer (outdoors) were at places that had 10 PM noise curfews, so the 7 PM starting time was adhered to quite vigorously.

9 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

I don't really care about schlepping and getting home late (I go to shows almost every night).  But I find sitting around (or even worse, standing around) for an hour waiting for a show to start intolerable.

When I went to a show a few weeks ago at Brooklyn Made, it was doors at 7, and 2 opening acts. I got there around 8:30 - asked one of the door people what time the headliner was coming on - 10 PM...went to a bar down the block, sat myself down, and didn't go back to the venue until 9:45. It started at exactly 10. 

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1 minute ago, joethefoodie said:

Some of the shows I saw this past summer (outdoors) were at places that had 10 PM noise curfews, so the 7 PM starting time was adhered to quite vigorously.

Why I love Forest Hills. 

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