The arena has all padded seats, which is good for me due to severe spinal and other medical issues. Good room to move and decent walking area. I have no idea why there's no NHL hockey team here? We went for the Rush concert on July 6th and WHAT A CONCERT! Pretty good acoustics considering we were three rows from the top with a dead-on centre view. The drink and food venues were too crowded as most arenas like Copps are, but I don't know why no venues anywhere have done much about it. I'm there to see the show and should not have to stand for twenty+ minutes in sweltering heat and humidity to buy overpriced water so I don't black out from my diabetes and cancer. These places need to look into special lines for people who can present disability cards or parking permits or something. They won't let you bring it in and I honestly could die without water when needed. FIX THIS PROBLEM! Not just Copps but ALL huge venues like it.The worst issue I had was because of where we sat, it made it a great spot for dopesmokers to congregate throughout the show. I'm no angel, but mixing the potent stuff they use today with anti-cancer drugs can make one viciously ill. The security guard did a good job moving them out, but the air was so permeated that breathing got me stoned...and I mean wired. They need larger and more smoke-filters for these events, because they can't boot people out for it or they'd have to kick everyone out. That's why it doesn't get 5 out of 5.
The concert? Exceptional. 10 out of 10. Three hours and ten minutes of pure Rush with only a ten minute break, and our tickets, although far up, were quite fine and the TOTAL price for the two of them was $115, incl. taxes, fees, shipping, etc. I love this band and they have not lost a step in their 40+ years of dedicating their craft to their fans. I'd still go back to Copps for anything they had there as it is easy to get around, fairly comfy seats, and easy to find when in Hamilton.
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