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PostPosted: Wed November 8th, 2017, 01:50 GMT 
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One Night
14 November 2017
Tuesday

Washington, DC

The Anthem
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Capacity: 6,000


This is the 76th show of the 2017 Never Ending Tour


with special guest Mavis Staples

Previous 2017 shows:
28 Europe Spring
28 North America Summer
19 USA Fall
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75 Total 2017


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What you need to know about The Anthem,
the massive new music venue at D.C.’s The Wharf

Washington Post

At the recent soft opening of his new concert hall The Anthem, the co-owner had a message for the fans who had filed into the 57,000-square-foot building for a sneak preview. “Congratulations and welcome to your new venue here in D.C.,” he said. “I hope you enjoy it as much as we have building it and getting it ready for you.” Based on previews of the $60 million venue at The Wharf, he shouldn’t have to worry about that. Here are seven things to know about D.C.’s newest musical attraction.

The city doesn’t have anything else like it.
The space can hold as many as 6,000 people (about five times the capacity of 9:30 Club, which is under same ownership) or as few as 2,500, thanks to a stage that moves and seats that can fill the floor for comedy shows and more intimate concerts. In many ways, The Anthem feels like a mix between a small club like 9:30, a larger theater like the Warner and a small arena. (The closest comparison is probably Echostage, which suits DJs better than live bands.) Fans of the 9:30 Club will notice a similar industrial look and charm to The Anthem and, despite its larger size, a similar intimacy on the floor. There are also two balconies above the floor with seats. The co-owner says he’s wanted to build a venue like this for a long time — a space that can accommodate as many people as a small arena or convention center but was designed with music in mind. “Our goal is to make it the best music venue in the world of its size,” he says.

There isn’t a bad spot.
The best seats in The Anthem are the 450 theater-style boxes that hang from both balconies. These so-called “Super Excellent Seats” cost more than a regular ticket and are angled to face the stage. The rest of the venue is general-admission standing, and there’s even space to stand behind the “Super Excellent Seats.” “You can go anywhere,” “You’re free to wander and find your best spot.” That means that, even for the Foo Fighters’ opening show, or Lorde’s in April, you can buy a regular ticket, arrive early and end up in the front row — unique for big shows in the age of VIP packages. On the balconies, the seats closest to the stage offer the best views but you can still see from the back. There are also plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and a raised area behind the floor by the soundboard that offers elevated views.

The opening lineup is only the beginning.
You might assume that I.M.P., the concert promoter, is stacking the deck for The Anthem’s opening weeks, but October and November just happen to be busy months for music. Besides Foo Fighters, you can see New Orleans mainstays Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with soul revivalists Vintage Trouble, French indie rockers Phoenix, reunited dance/rock act LCD Soundsystem, superstar DJ Zedd and folk rockers The Head and The Heart. And that’s just some of October’s lineup.

November brings Tegan and Sara, Bob Dylan, Erykah Badu, St. Vincent and Morrissey. “It’s a crazy schedule,” the promoter says. “I never thought it would be this full, to be honest with you.”

The Anthem and 9:30 Club will work together in concert.
“People were very concerned about whether this would dilute the 9:30 or cannibalize shows, only a couple of shows on The Anthem’s schedule might have ended up at 9:30 Club otherwise.” In other words, the club will still have a robust calendar. Plus, there’s a way the two venues can work together that was unforeseen. Next February, jam band Greensky Bluegrass will play one night at 9:30 Club and one night at The Anthem. “It makes the 9:30 date even more special,” the promoter says, “because it’s gonna be very hard to get a ticket to it now and that could end up being a really cool routine.”

There are attractions beyond the acts onstage.
The first thing you’ll notice when you get to The Anthem is the big and bold marquee that changes colors and is visible from the Southwest waterfront. When you enter the lobby, look up and you’ll see cymbals hanging like chandeliers in D.C.-based artist Dan Steinhilber’s installation “Untitled Polyrhythm.” Move up to the second floor to get a closer look (and keep looking up — you can see into the pool at The Channel, the apartment building above The Anthem). There’s also a balcony off the second level that sits above the marquee and offers expansive views of the water and beyond, especially in daylight. “I want them to feel escapism,” the co-owner says of patrons. “I want them to go in and feel like the world goes away and this is magic.”

You can eat a chocolate-covered waffle.
You’ll find seven bars on The Anthem’s three levels, and a coffee bar from Vigilante Coffee Company. For now, there’s a limited food menu that includes Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Red Apron hot dogs, bao buns, grilled sandwiches, a vegan hot dog and the Wharfie, a Belgian waffle with chocolate sauce. Bring your credit card: The bars, concessions and coat check are cashless.

It will only get better.
The co-owners know that not everything is going to be perfect on day one, so they welcomes feedback. “We will be watching the whole process and tinkering and trying to make it as great as we can…no matter how good it is on Oct. 12, it’s going to be better on Nov. 14 when Bob Dylan & his band breaks it wide open like the Early Roman Kings.”

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PostPosted: Wed November 8th, 2017, 14:15 GMT 
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Damn. In DC right now. Instead of Uniondale.

Wasn’t it Dr. John who sang:
“I was in the right place, but it musta been the wrong time” ?


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PostPosted: Fri November 10th, 2017, 11:52 GMT 
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Your motif is obnoxious. No offense.


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PostPosted: Fri November 10th, 2017, 16:55 GMT 
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Barefoot is our hero and as host of this campfire is faithful as steel.


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These Things Shall Pass / Hank Snow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgPSx2L6W0k

"A Stuart Hamblen original Hank Recorded with the Jordanaires Oct 9th 1951.
What a powerful piece of music with an equally powerful Message to tell.
Hank recorded this one twice, 12 yrs apart. I have both, but this is the original version & is Outstanding indeed
Playing on this with Hank is ''Sugarfoot'' Collins on Electric Guitar, Joe Talbot on his Lap Steel,
Hillous Butrum on Bass & Tommy Vaden on Fiddle.
The Jordonaires are also adding the background vocals heard. Enjoy !!!"


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PostPosted: Fri November 10th, 2017, 20:32 GMT 
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Rough night. No offense intended. Good day!


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PostPosted: Mon November 13th, 2017, 11:42 GMT 
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Not quite following you Sphere, but hope you're having fun!


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PostPosted: Mon November 13th, 2017, 18:19 GMT 
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Sphere wrote:
Rough night. No offense intended. Good day!


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PostPosted: Mon November 13th, 2017, 19:26 GMT 
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Waiting for my train back home from Philly. The only thing that makes the day after a Dylan show bearable is having another to go to the next day. One's too many and a hundred ain't enough.

My husband and I will be at the Anthem tomorrow night. No front row this time (I've paid my GA dues.) -- balcony. So, Bob, if you wanna catch my eye tomorrow, you're gonna have to smile BIG. :mrgreen:


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Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the entire show general admission tomorrow night? What time would you recommend getting there to ensure a close up view?


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PostPosted: Mon November 13th, 2017, 22:00 GMT 
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jimijac37 wrote:
Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the entire show general admission tomorrow night? What time would you recommend getting there to ensure a close up view?


The Anthem is a brand new club. The shows are all gen admission, except for two tiers of balcony seating they market as "super excellent" seats. The FAQs state that there isn't a bad section in the house. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the website states that queueing will likely start about an hour before but I can't vouch for any of that
Here's the link to the venue's FAQs. https://www.theanthemdc.com/info/faq/.

Have a great evening, all who are attending!


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mlpalintologist wrote:
jimijac37 wrote:
Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the entire show general admission tomorrow night? What time would you recommend getting there to ensure a close up view?


The Anthem is a brand new club. The shows are all gen admission, except for two tiers of balcony seating they market as "super excellent" seats. The FAQs state that there isn't a bad section in the house. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the website states that queueing will likely start about an hour before but I can't vouch for any of that
Here's the link to the venue's FAQs. https://www.theanthemdc.com/info/faq/.

Have a great evening, all who are attending!


Great, thanks! I saw Bob for the first time at George Washington university back in 2011 and remember waiting outside for awhile to get front row. I just wasn’t sure if there were any recommendations for Dylan fans for shows like this in regards to the best time to arrive.

Anyways- looking forward to meeting other fans tomorrow in line and at the show!


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PostPosted: Mon November 13th, 2017, 22:26 GMT 
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jimijac37 wrote:
Anyways- looking forward to meeting other fans tomorrow in line and at the show!


I was at that 2011 GWU show -- still remember it as a good one. Hope you have a great time tomorrow waaay down front Jimijac! And report back on how the queueing works out!


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PostPosted: Tue November 14th, 2017, 10:31 GMT 
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Looks like a fun one. Love GA.


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PostPosted: Tue November 14th, 2017, 15:44 GMT 
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Thought I'd be satisfied with the two TOWER shows...
but after the energy Sunday night
I feel like it may be wilder tonight with a general admission audience....

we'll see....


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PostPosted: Tue November 14th, 2017, 16:37 GMT 
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Thought I'd be satisfied with the two TOWER shows...
but after the energy Sunday night
I feel like it may be wilder tonight with a general admission audience....

we'll see....


I'm hoping for wilder. If that's even possible. Still reeling from Sunday night. I'll be inciting mayhem in the upper tiers (third floor, box 14, row A). Everyone give me a wave! :lol:

Miss Mary Jane, she got a house in Baltimore...


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PostPosted: Tue November 14th, 2017, 18:05 GMT 
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I’ll be there tonight. Very excited that it’s GA. The only other GA show of his I’ve been to was Nashville ‘13 on the Americanarama tour. Wasn’t able to get super close then, but today I’m gonna try to get in line early enough that I’ll be close. I have a feeling the energy will be high tonight!


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PostPosted: Tue November 14th, 2017, 19:10 GMT 
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i paid early entry :lol: :lol: bless

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PostPosted: Tue November 14th, 2017, 19:18 GMT 
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Will you be wearing your white scarf? If I see you, I'll wave my black/gold lace fan from the front of the third tier balcony (stage right). That's a little communication signal Bob and I have just between us, but I'll let you in on it! :lol: 8) :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue November 14th, 2017, 22:56 GMT 
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White scarves? Black & gold fans?
Looks like I picked the wrong night to not go to a Bob show.


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PostPosted: Tue November 14th, 2017, 23:44 GMT 
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White scarves? Black & gold fans?
Looks like I picked the wrong night to not go to a Bob show.


Next time, Barefoot!! We're here... The floor in front is filling up, but they were about 30 min late opening the doors. Don't know what that will do to start times. Beautiful venue, but it gives the impression of being very new, still finding its way. Tons of eager staff wanting to assist.


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Have fun tonight ladies (and gents, too, I guess).


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 01:32 GMT 
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Stu must be strummin’ up the room right ‘bout now.


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PostPosted: Wed November 15th, 2017, 02:27 GMT 
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Wanted to go so badly but couldn't afford it this year. Womp womp! Enjoy yourselves in DC, friends.


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Does this mean another Standards slot will be dropped?!?


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