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    Default Does The Forum suck?

    I've never been to shows at The Forum in Inglewood and but I was reading some of the Yelp reviews and it sounds awful. I was thinking about getting tickets for Arcade Fire there but now I'm a bit hesitant now.

    Does it really suck?

    I don't like 'arena concerts', I hate concerts in the Staple's Center but I do have to admit that the sound is usually good there. The Forum doens't look as big as Staple's in the pictures.

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    I saw Interpol at the Forum back in 2007 and it was ok. I imagine it might be a lot better since they renovated it.
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    Supposedly, the revamped version has the best acoustics of any indoor venue anywhere according to some press release.
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    Default Re: Does The Forum suck?

    The Forum is about half the size of Staples. The sound was great.

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    I saw Prince, AC/DC and Black Sabbath (w/Dio) there within the last 5 years or so. Also saw many shows there before Staples was built. It's an awful, shitty hole of a place. Only marginally better than the LA Sports Arena. It feels like a stone mausoleum and has acoustics like one- big, echoey, and poorly defined. The bathroom situation is one of the most catastrophic I've ever seen. Prince show was so bad, the only option they had for men's restrooms was a series of porta-potties set up outside the venue with a line from hell that is probably still going. The beer options are terrible. The sight-lines are not the worst but that won't make up for much. The parking is a usually a disaster and the area doesn't afford you too many options. From the moment you walk into the damn place, about all you'll do is look forward to the moment you leave. Honestly, I was hoping they'd just tear the place down so I wouldn't be subjected to anymore shows there. Oh, and it sucked for hockey and basketball too.

    Now, that said, I have not been since the renovation. I'll be there later this year at least once, so I will reserve judgement for now. But I am thinking it had nowhere to go but up. I'm hoping the new venue is as good as some of you are saying.
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    I've been going to shows there for years. Back when it was considered a big arena, having to sit the nose bleed seats would be a bummer. Now that Staples Center exists, the Forum seems quite intimate...you could fit the entire Forum inside of Staples. I was there for one of the Eagles shows that reopened the newly renovated Forum and I was really impressed with what's been done. The biggest improvement is the sound. They put in cloth theater style seats and eliminated the lower Loge floor risers that made the place a reverberating mess at times -The sight lines are great too.. Better concessions and
    Improved restrooms although there is still not enough women's stalls so they have restroom trailers on the outside concourse to help with that. The bad thing is that parking is $25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdiearch View Post
    The Forum is about half the size of Staples. The sound was great.
    Maybe a quarter smaller, not half.



    Go to the damn show, get over Yelp reviews, those people know nothing.

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    The only concert I went to there a long time ago the sound was awful, but apparently they turned it into a concert specific venue with much better acoustics and seats that help absorb the sound instead of having it echo off them. However it is now owned by the MSG group which is lea by James Dolan so I take everything he does with a grain of salt.
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    Wait. So, this isn't about Us?
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    Oh... it is. IT IS!
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    The forum remodel is terrible. If you get cheap seats, you better be under 5' and a size 0. Seriously, start your diet now.
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