Hey, Let's go to a concert at an outdoor venue! What a great idea. Nothing new I know, but it was my first time going here or and this type of concert venue. My best suggestion after my "OK" experience, (especially if your food conscious in any manner) . You'll do best by having a Tailgate picnic before the show. Once your into the "grounds" your captive, and we all know what that means, Outrageous prices and poor quality food. I can never understand this either. There is such potential to have quality food at reasonable prices. From the looks of the grounds and the numbers of sponsor advertisements, they (Bank of New Hampshire) has to be doing pretty well. The best I can say, is that the show was good, Though I thought the sound system failed when it came to hearing the words rather then the instruments. We went to see Charlie Daniels and Willy Nelson and Charlies fiddle was fantastic, but I'd loved to have really heard the lyrics to "the devil went down to Georgia". Before the show we wanted to eat in the "restaurant" you know a nice sit down dinner instead of the carny hawkers selling plastic and fried foods, The Sam Adams Restaurant, at least looked like they had entries that were entries, (fancy facade with inside and deck sit down seating). Instead we found pizza, wraps, beer and over priced mixed drinks ($11.00) Nothing much on the menu that you could call a "restaurateur meal". After long wait the waitress appeared to take our drink order. We insisted she take our meal order as well. About the only thing that seemed reasonable for us was the Veggie pizza. We "settled" for that. We got our pizza about a half our latter, and it was cold and the veggies were not fully cooked, Think frozen pizza not placed in the microwave long enough and then let sit before serving. Now before you say to yourself what did you expect it's that kind of place and you were there for the show anyway. Yes I know this, but honestly, I'm kind of tried of the expectation that this is all your going to get for your hard earned dollars. I'm sorry, I'm the kind of person that thinks if your going to do something, if your going to provide an enjoyable and all around entertainment facility, and your going to charge the prices you are. I would think you could do it right. Why is it ok to expect good food when your out dinning at a road side restaurant, but not right to expect the same thing in the "front" they put up to hope you don't notice the lack of quality and service just because everyone expects this. My suggestion, go for the show! Eat before, either at a good restaurant or your tailgate. Find away to sneak in some nips and party. But except for maybe some bad french fries or ice cream at intermission, keep you money in your wallet. You won't feel like you were taken advantage of.
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