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    B1 - anyone been there for concerts?

    Have noticed quite a few groups playing at B1, but have never been there myself... anyone care to share a review/experience with this place?
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    We are talking B1 Maximum at the Leninsky Prospect metro (I assume).

    I was there for a concert last month. The best indoor hall I've seen yet (in Moscow). They have floor tickets (pretty decent it seems, big bar, but still crowded). VIP tickets - two balconies with full service and good views. Seems like they sell just enough tickets to fill the seats in VIP - it's like going to a bar/restaurant and watching a concert - highly recommended. Last is the super VIP which is above the VIP and looks straight down on the stage - although they are a bit further back.

    VIP and Super VIP have a separate entrance.

    Sound is decent, might be better down on the floor, but can't tell you for certain. They do good lights and have one or 2 big screens either side of the stage. Prices reasonable for drinks and food, but I only had beer, so can't comment on quality.

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    B1 is good for the bigger gigs. It was a bit pricey for drinks in the beginning, but they have improved.
    For a good experience, you really have to forget the VIP section: down on the floor you have a better view and sound and overall experience.
    It's owned by the same people as B2 and they do good gigs.

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    It is a good venue, yeah. If you're going to a gig, turn up a little bit early and sit at one of the tables near the stage - you need to guarantee spending at least 2000 rubs on drinks for the table if i remember correctly - not too bad - would prob spend that anyway. My only concern was that there was no draught beer. Drinking bottles for 120rubs + all night is not ideal.

    Great live music venue tho!

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    Pretty much agree with all of the above and also give B1 a thumbs up as a decent live music venue. Does anyone happen to have a link to upcoming gigs at the club? I'd be much obliged.

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    B1's a pretty decent place in my book. Good acoustics, plenty of standing room, and if I recall correctly, I think there was even air conditioning! I'd recommend it, personally.

    Club listings:
    http://www.b1club.ru/

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    Cheers, taradom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taradom View Post
    B1's a pretty decent place in my book. Good acoustics, plenty of standing room, and if I recall correctly, I think there was even air conditioning! I'd recommend it, personally.
    So true about the air-conditioning - anyone been to Tochka in the summer? I don't care how good the concert is, there is no way you can enjoy it in that kind of heat.

    As Robin Williams said in Good Morning Vietnam - hot and humid, good if you're a woman, but...

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    going to Evanesence tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazachka View Post
    going to Evanesence tomorrow
    So how was it? Unfortunately I missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jl321 View Post
    So how was it? Unfortunately I missed it.
    Excellent!
    http://www.redtape.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=4251

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