Nice venue, some staff on a power trip. I went to The Warfield to see Marilyn Manson in February 2008. I must say that it is a very nice venue and it is a classic building. With some strict staff. When I walked in the doors the lady said unzip your jacket, no mace, no knives, no narcotics as she did the pat down inspection which is done at any venue. But all the questions no this no that shows they are strict in a good way. Then when I got to my seat I pulled out my camera and start taking a few pictures. Then this 70's rocker security guard (that lolorashel complains about) comes by and tells my area no pictures allowed (I wasn't the only person taking photos). So as you know people don't actually stop taking photos including me. Later that dude comes back and tells another man a few rows in front of me to stop taking photos and makes the dude go check his camera. And the guy is telling people not to take photos while other people are smokin illegal green & cigars about 5 rows in front of me. So anyway as the concert goes on I continue to use my phone as secretly as possible to film Manson. Anyway later that same guy catches me again and it is towards the end of the show. He was nice enough to just make me put my cell phone away. But still earlier he had told me it was Manson's policy that they don't allow filming and photographing, but normally The Warfield allows it. Well on The Warfield's Ticketmaster page it says no photographing or filming allowed. Ok so they have that rule I should have respected. But other Venues owned by Golden Voice, same one that owns The Warfield, allow it. It was wrong to have broken their rule but that security guard only seemed to go after people with cameras but not people involved in illegal acts. A WTF thing. Yet not all the staff is strict. One nice staff member pointed out I gave her too much $ for a shirt. So over all: some strict some decent staff, parking is a nightmare (it's SF) nice building, cramped, & annoying 70's dude.
Pros: Some nice staff, nice building, good viewing pretty much anywhere
Cons: Some strict staff, small & cramped, parking nightmare