I've just read some of the other reviews about the Shoreline and I must say that I disagree with all of the negative.
First of all, you're going to a concert, people! Not a formal dinner at the White House. A concert is a place where people go to enjoy themselves and the music that they have paid good money to see. Other people have paid good money, just like you, to see the performances. I can understand wanting to find someone with authority over a fight, or someone needing medical attention, but when concertgoers like myself go and want to have a good time, we don't want someone telling us that we can't. Depending on the genre of music that is being played at the concert, yes, there will be people smoking pot, and drinking. If you don't like it, there's PLENTY of grass for you to find a more suitable view of the show. It's OUTDOORS! I don't care if you're right in front of me, or all the way across the venue, you're going to catch a whiff of someone smoking pot. This reminds me of a concert I went to at a different venue, where I had nosebleed seats, but still enjoyed myself. The person in front of me was a woman with her younger daughter. While My group and I were enjoying ourselves, and getting up to dance, and sing along, and scream.... this woman had the nerve to ask us to try and keep it down because her daughter was doing her homework! Are you kidding me???? I am here to have a good time, let me do my thing!
Parking. How can you really complain about parking being a long walk for a venue that accommodates thousands of people? Sure, if you're high maintenance enough to complain about walking through the huge, dirt parking lot, then you're probably a rich snob, and can afford to park closer for $20.
Bathrooms. I have no complaints. Yea, they could use a little upgrading, but cleanliness is nothing to complain about. They have people who tend to that as frequent as possible. When you have thousands of people, people who have been drinking, and are eager to meet back up with their friends, it can get sloppy. Big deal!! Deal with it, or hold it!
Sound. Never once have I said to myself or anyone else ""Gosh, this just sounds horrible!"" Could just possibly be the band or artist you've chosen to see that sounds bad!
Video screens. Perfect for up close shots when you're on the lawn, and want to see the performer. Do you really sit and stare at the monitors while you're waiting for the show to start? How about you socialize with the people you're with. Get up and use the restroom... do something other than sit and stare at the screen the whole time!
Snack Bars. It's to be expected for any venue to have steep prices. Eat or drink before you go in, or buy something and savor every single bite of that hot dog, or every sip of that beer!
I honestly have to say that most, if not, ALL of my most memorable times have been had at the Shoreline. If you're a loyal fan to whoever it is you're going to see, you will make it work so that you can enjoy yourself, and not ruin it for anyone else who has paid their way into a good show.