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“BIG white elephant!”
Review of The SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro
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3-Hour Private Glasgow Essentials Tour
Ranked #5 of 32 Concerts & Shows in Glasgow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The SSE Hydro is a purpose built entertainment venue which opened in Glasgow, Scotland in September 2013.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

The acoustics were rubbish, WAY too much echo! Saw Status Quo there last night, and although the band, as usual, never missed a beat, they - and the support act - were badly let down by the acoustics of this 'showcase' venue. AND, if you're sitting down on the 'ground floor', the seats are not 'tiered' sufficiently to enable someone to see over the heads of the people in front of you. A higher set stage would've helped in actually SEEING the band! At the end of the day, I for one won't be rushing back to this venue ...... the SECC and even the AECC are far better venues for acoustics and viewing the act that you've paid a lot of money to see, by the time travelling and accommodation expenses are taken in.

3  Thank Mac M
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Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Well planned building for getting the masses in and out quickly. Toilets build to hold as many people as possible without queues building up. Been twice now and would happily go again. Seats are fantastic. Better than plastic ones. A little bit of cusion on them but enough to keep you going though a full show. Leg room was not amazing but no where is.

People giving one star because other people stood up and blocked their view need to get out more. Or less should I say.

Thank scottttyh
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Just returned from another great concert in the Hydro. Status Quo were fantastic but the star of the show was the Hydro staff....we were seated on the floor level, when the concert started everyone stood up my mother in law had restricted viewing due to her being under five foot! One of the staff approached her and asked if she would like a seat higher up to give her a better view, they escorted her to the level behind us, brought her a chair and made sure she was ok. They then came back to us and asked if we wanted to move as well. I can't praise them enough for their thoughtfulness and kindness. I wish I had got the girls name!

Thank Lindy28
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

I really liked the Hydro, coming from Belfast we could learn a trick or two on how a good concert venue could be run. The food and drink were very nice with a good selection and the staff were pleasant with no queing even with the large numbers attending. Clean girls toilets - very important haha. Pretty looking building from the outside, day and night.

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Reviewed December 6, 2014

this was our first visit to the hydro and was really looking forward to it .having been to many concerts at the old ssec and the sound there was never the best i was expecting state of the art sound at the hydro [nope]//.im sorry but for the money spent on this place you should be able to hear the artists clear as a bell to put it in easy terms the sound was mince .the old ssec was just as good [or bad] .someone said to me it was where i was sitting ok it was at the side of the stage on level 2 but its 2014 i should be able to hear the artists peeling an orange anywhere i sit in this so called super bowl .which is exactly what it is a concrete bowl the sound just goes up hits nothing but brick and metal then bounces around the place .what a shame because when you first go in its spot on plenty of bars and eating places no problem to get a drink ect a huge improvment on the last place but i went to see and hear a concert and left very let down what a waste of money/////

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