I saw the Wolfmother show there last night even after reading all of the previous reviews. I went in knowing that the staff would be heavy handed and rude but the treatment I saw left me appalled. We went with a large group and were waiting outside the door for the last guy because we had his ticket. After repeatedly being told by security to go inside or "get off the property" (their words) we were escorted to the sidewalk and told we had to wait outside the property. So we did, only now security at the edge of the driveway yelled at us that we couldn't stand on a public side walk and kept threatening to call the cops. Now all through this we did not even acknowledge them, so it's not like we were arguing back and forth and causing a scene where they would need to call the cops.
Finally our friend arrives and we go to go inside. You have to take everything out of your pocket to get frisked (standard) but if you have anything other than a wallet, cell phone and keys they make you throw it away or they won't let you in. No gums, chapstick, etc. The frisker even gave me a hardy "sack tack" to make sure they were mine. One of the girls even had the woman stick her hand up underneath her bra. So we finally make it inside and its chaos. While I applaud their effort to sell as much alcohol as possible by putting a bar every 6 feet, it makes it nearly impossible to get through, and this wasn't even a sold out show. The band started up and it was immediately obvious the sound system was sub-par to say the least. Luckily Wolfmother has a crunchy sound; otherwise it would have been awful. The show was good but the second it ended all the doors flew open and security started pushing the crowd out. The guitar sustain was still ringing when shouts of "You can't stay here" sounded.
They don't seem to realize we are paying customers and not the enemy. Worst music club I've ever been to. If you don't like concert goers, get out of the concert business. Never again!
Pros: Good Bands
Cons: Ghestapo-like Security, Overpriced Drinks, Terrible Sound Sysyem, $20 Parking