Wow. The final tier pass was $157 last year right?
They've gotta have SOMETHING big planned...
That's one of the reasons I'm trying to temper expectations about this year. Previously the largest venue was ~700 people. That's where the top acts like Carl Craig/Modeselektor/Monolake/Flylo/Pantha du Prince played. This year they're adding The Paramount Theater (capacity 2,200 seated) and Showbox Market (capacity 1,100) and have stated they expect to sell many more tickets than previous editions. Bigger venues + higher ticket price + selling more tickets = .... bigger names, but how much bigger? And considering dB's reputation for booking progressive/innovative acts, this makes me really, really excited.
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Plus did I read someone say all the events are 21+? I'll be 20 still... have a fake... how strict are they?
It probably depends on the venue. I wouldn't say all events are going to be 21+, Seattle has a very high number of all ages shows (compared to what I am use to). A fake may work - I can't recall ever getting my ID scanned while at a show here but I haven't been to too many venues. Jeff would be the best to answer this.
Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3
I just want to ingest mind-altering chemicals and get my mind blown by tribal lasers.
Not too surprising. The smaller clubs/bars aren't set up for underage gigs. The main attractions are clearly shifting to the bigger spaces anyway, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. The after hours gigs started at 2am which is past last call. I know Mi Casa Es Su Casa was 18+ but the other one might have been 21+?
More venues likely means:
Motor - in SoDo, houses after-hours
Seattle Center - park under Space Needle for dB in the Park
Chop Suey - another smaller club on Capitol Hill that dB throws shows at year 'round (potentially replaced by the Crocodile???)
[dB11 artist update] Beginning May 16th Decibel will be releasing an artist a day via Facebook, Twitter and the festival website. This campaign will continue until August 1st, at which time the 2011 Decibel Festival program will be announced in its entirety. Discounted dB Passes are on sale now through June 15th at https://bookr.net/
Even dB isn't immune to the single worst announcement method festivals utilize. Sure it's great that we're getting names, but this method is really annoying. Not to mention it's unlikely it'll be anyone to get too excited about for some time. Glass half full: It forces one to consider every act a bit more by isolating them.