If you are a fan of seeing sports action live and witnessing events unfold before your eyes, or love going to see some of your favorite bands or artists, the venue plays a big part in your enjoyment of each event.
The excitement builds from the moment you secure your concert tickets and you start to plan your trip, and the excitement levels are increased when you think about the legendary and iconic venue that you will be entertained in.
Bucket list venues
If you have a bucket list of artists and events that you want to see live in your lifetime, there is also a chance that some of the great stadiums and concert halls dotted around the country should also be on your must-see list.
The very mention of iconic venues like the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Gardens, or perhaps the more recently built New Yankee Stadium, with its amazing great hall, are all the sorts of venues that get the heart-rate quickening on their own, let alone the fact that you might be seeing one your favorite’s perform there.
Madison Square Gardens
The fact that this venue is regularly billed as the world’s most famous arena, tells you just how iconic the venue is in its own right, and the list of stars that have performed there over the years reads like a who’s who of the greats of music and entertainment.
Referred to in reverent tones as simply “The Garden”, this venue has played host to some of the most historical music events recorded, where bands like The Rolling Stones and artists such as Elvis Presley, have left their fans spellbound and able to say that “they were there”.
It was the last stage anywhere that John Lennon ever appeared on and quite simply, you have to visit The Garden at least once in your lifetime, but probably a lot more when you check out the events that are regularly staged there.
It is hard to argue with the observation that although Los Angeles boasts a significant number of legendary concert venues, the Hollywood Bowl is probably the cream of the crop.
Built in the 1920’s when Hollywood had quickly established itself as the filmmaking capital of the world, the Bowl rapidly gained its own star reputation, and what is considered to be one of the largest and greatest amphitheaters on the planet, has played host to the greats, including Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Elton John.
The Hollywood Bowl is truly unique and is a venue that has to be experienced in person, to truly appreciate why so many greats have graced the staged and performed under the unique white shell-shaped roof.
It is hard to narrow down a list of great sports stadiums to visit, unless you happen to be a fan of a particular team and have a partisan view of the subject, but the MetLife stadium is fair contender for sports fans in general.
Aside from the amazing atmosphere generated inside the stadium, a distinguishing characteristic about the stadium, is the the fact that it plays host to two NFL teams. Both the New York Giants and the New York Jets call the MetLife stadium home, which means that depending on which team is playing, the colors of the interior lighting switches allegiance for the night.
It can also lay claim to being the first stadium with no dome, to have hosted a Super Bowl in a cold weather climate. Whether you managed to get a ticket for one of the biggest sports events on the planet or not, the MetLife is a stadium that is well worth including in your list of venues to say you have been to.
If you are a theatergoer, the Apollo in New York has to be on your list of venues to say that you have been to.
The Theater’s amateur night, which started in 1934, showcased talents such as Ella Fitzgerald, when she was just a teenager. Add in names like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and countless other major stars, who also started their careers at the Apollo Theater, and you get a sense of the cultural and historical significance of this venue.
These are just a handful of some of the most legendary venues around, and if you don’t get to go there at some point soon, you really are likely to be missing out on some great acts, and the chance to say you were there.
By Steve Hinz, “I am the owner of Headline Tickets, LLC a secondary ticket marketplace for event tickets in the US and Canada. I am a veteran of the USAF and fought in the first Gulf war (Desert Storm). I have written for blogs with topics ranging from doomsday prep, self-balancing scooters and healthy eating. I have been writing for over 6 years and enjoy learning each time I write.”