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Visit to “The Venue” (first and last)

By Annoyed 2 September 2007 25

What a fantastic night. After last nights experience I now know why I stay in at night. Last night my husband and I decided to go to “The Venue” at Erindale for the first time. We were charged $5 entry each for a 45 min stay and to be treated like shit. The security guys were rude, threatening and verbally abusive. We were not even allowed to finish our drink before being just about thrown down the stairs. The Venue is definitely a place to stay away from unless you are looking for trouble from meat head security guys. Has anyone else experienced this.

PS: Thanks to the guy from the service station who wanted to punch on. It topped our night off.

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Sikkukkut 12:46 am 04 Sep 07

+++I was utterly appalled at the quality of mixing it was disrespectful, to the bands that played and to the local music scene in general. I’m usually not too fussy about the mix but this was disgusting. I can safely say that it was the most pathetic attempt at mixing I have heard EVER, hands down. It seemed that not only had the sound guy not ever mixed a show before but he had not even been to a live gig. I have heard better mixes in a garage with tiny PA.+++

That’s interesting. The Jenny Morris show had similar problems – she kept having to call out directions to the mix guy, and eventually stopped playing and asked him to come down the front so she could tell him what she needed. (I don’t know how that went, I took the chance to pop to the bar.) If that was a Venue mix guy (I know nothing about how these things work) then that’s something they might need to look at.

w3st0nFTW 12:36 am 04 Sep 07

Thats Erindale for ya. Nothing but young guys who want to make a name by beating up helpless ppl and wish they played for the brumbies..

But yes the story does sound suss seems like there is some details missing.

Imo Canberra nightlife fails..

The Rabble 11:17 pm 03 Sep 07

I actually met a friendly security guard at The Venue the night I went. I was making an effort to be polite and it was a quiet night.

On the subject of the ANU bar the promoter gets fined $30/minute for amplified music after 12.00 and it’s on a campus which has a residential zone very close. Bars are usually pretty rowdy as the punters leave.

While also on the subject of the ANU bar – huge shout out to the sound guys – excellant mixes and nice sound every time I go there.

Stung 1:02 pm 03 Sep 07

“But I have not had pleasant experiences at the venue myself. Either have good friends of mine who saw a guy beat up another gig goer unprovoked right in front of the security guards and then continue to be served alcohol at the bar whilst the victim was left to call the police.”

I also heard about this. My mate told me a particular member of the rebels club was drinking in there and ended up punching another punter in the head, unprovoked, in front of security guards who then turned the other way. This isn’t going to put me off going there but you would think security should turf the bloke out wouldnt you?

Thumper 12:23 pm 03 Sep 07

I have never worn a flannie in my life….

And I shall soon be moving from Charny.

Wanna buy a house?


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