Friday, October 19, 2007

Another one bites the dust

It's demo time at CBGB...sigh.

More proof that nothing lasts forever - demolition has begun on the interior of CBGB. The place has been closed for a year but it still hurts. Love the name of the realty company - rebel rebel? Kind of leaves a nasty taste in your mouth, no?

A final remnant on the wall.

I'd seen around 10 shows there. The venue was truly nasty inside, I have to admit. Years and years of punk juice, cigarettes and who knows what else on the walls and stained into the floor. The bathrooms were disgusting. But there was something undeniably cool about the place too.

Really, the more I think about it I realize there is no nice medium-sized venue in the city. Irving Plaza is pretty tiny, Hammerstein is old, Roseland is nice but has weird columns that block some views from the back. In Denver the Fillmore was always my favorite - plenty of places to sit, a lowered middle pit and an upstairs bleacher-style venue. We need something like that in the city.

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