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January 28, 2007



I see a show at The Pabst Theater probably once a month. It's easily my favorite concert venue (and I've been to a lot!). They have great taste in music too (aka the same as mine). I have even contacted them multiple times about bringing in certain artists and I actually get real responses. The Pabst's website mentions the "numerous audience requests" to bring The Decemberists to The Pabst and I was definitely one of them. Speaking of which...I will be front and center for that show. I just posted on my blog that the pre-sale starts at noon tomorrow. I also posted a nice picture of the chandelier at The Pabst :).

As for the Defending the Caveman show, it sounds like it's supposed to be tongue in cheek. If something that mild offended you I probably wouldn't venture out and see Lisa Lampanelli! :)


Oh it absolutely was tongue in cheek, but something tongue in cheek can still suck...hard. Everything about the show was so ridiculously obvious that I could have called out the punchlines. It was like watching an hour and a half of Everybody Loves Raymond.

Jeff H

The Pabst offers tours of the wonderful Theater every Saturday, late morning. Free. They'll do the tour for even only two people. They take you on stage, backstage and downstairs under the stage and way up into the highest balcony. The tour offers much history about the Pabst. Great way to spend a portion of a cold Saturday.


Wow, thanks Jeff! That sounds like something I'd definitely love to check out!

And blue, I do understand it was tongue-in-cheek, and I guess maybe saying I was OFFENDED was the wrong choice of words. I mean, I definitely wasn't thinking "oh, I can't believe he said that about women! Hmphh!"

What bothered me so badly was that it was so DUMB. You can be tongue-in-cheek and still be smart and original. There was not ONE original thought or idea in the entire show - and to expect people to pay $30 a pop to watch something so predictable and lame OFFENDS me!


I realize it's not really an either/or decision, but between the Riverside and the Pabst, I'd go to the Riverside anyday! I saw shows at both venues within a few months of each other, and I found the seating to be a little cramped at the Pabst. I remember having a tough time crossing my legs and I'm only 5'3". The Riverside is every bit as beautiful as the Pabst, however, it does has its own drawback -- very few restrooms!


My bad Erin! I misinterpreted what you wrote :). It was especially cleared up for me when you made the Everybody Loves Raymond comparison.

That tour sounds really cool. I'll have to look into doing that someday.

Farrah, The Riverside is fantastic too but I think it lacks the intimacy of The Pabst. It all depends on what type of show you are seeing.

One other tip for The Pabst, that is true with most venues, is that if you go to the theater to buy your tickets you will avoid nearly all of the service charges.


bluesphee, you made a good point about what kind of show you are seeing. Maybe I'm partial to the Riverside because I saw Rob Thomas there and had an awesome time. And thanks for the tip about avoiding the service charges!


Well Erin, I'm happy you finally saw a show at the Pabst. Too bad it sucked! I've actually never seen a play there.. only concerts.. but regardless, you obviously understand why everyone loves the Pabst so much.

Glad to hear you're going to the Decemberists show. It's going to be amazing. I'll be there with bluesphee front and center.

And that tour that Jeff mentioned? Awesome! I've got to add that to my list of things to do. :)

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