Naked Ape wrote:It's always nice to see a band in a small venue.
Very true. Saw both Billy Squier and Pat Benatar at a DFW spot called the Agora Ballroom, just before they made the jump to the arena circuit (also saw Head East there, going the other direction). Capacity was about 1500, stage was big enough for arena-style gear and hijinks, venue small enough to see the performers sweat. Perfect for "big" acts to hone their craft.