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“THE SHOW MUST GO ON”
Review of Le Bataclan

Le Bataclan
Ranked #394 of 1,181 things to do in Paris
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Been to a few shows there
Have always enjoyed the general ambiance

1  Thank GEORGEDORLY
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

We had the opportunity to see the fantastic Jill Scott while in Paris this month. Her show was amazing - blew us away. However, we nearly walked out before the show started.

- Le Bataclan was terribly hot and steamy even with frigid weather outside. We are actually feeling faint. Even the performers commented on it.
- We waited TWO HOURS after an hour of standing in line outside for the show to start. The floor is standing room only and the balcony seating is open so you have to be there very early to get a seat. They even let people sit in the aisles - Very Dangerous!
- They played incredibly boring dub/rap music the entire time we were waiting, and then had a VERY lame DJ play more of the stuff, but at ear splitting levels. Thank GOD he was only on a half-hour. THEN we had to sit and wait while the staff took apart his DJ setup one wire and one piece at a time instead of carrying off the table in one piece. The audience was whistling and hooting and was ready to riot by the time the main show started.
- The SOUND was HORRIBLE! I am an audio engineer and I could hardly stand it. If it were anyone other than Jill we would have walked out, after I punched out the idiot mixer who is surely deaf. The subs were so loud they actually vibrated our clothing and drowned out the fantastic band, and the overall mix was so blistering and distorted I had to make earplugs from a napkin I had in my pocket to stop my ears from ringing. I am sure that hundreds had their hearing permanently damaged that night.

I will NEVER go to le Bataclan again unless someone I know is doing the sound, and never during the warm season.

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Reviewed November 8, 2011

Saw Madeleine Peyroux here last night. She was excellent, but the (name unknown) support act was truly awful! The venue is ideal for music, with good lighting and excellent sound. Although it appears shabby, in fact it is comfortable and quite atmospheric. Recommended.

1  Thank Lazynights
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Reviewed December 17, 2009

Excellent venue; it's all round and has a ground level and a first floor, so where ever you stand or sit, you have an excellent view of the stage. The sound was good (I saw Editors here), the atmosphere great, it's a very beautifull place for a concert. The only negative aspects were that it takes for hours to get a coat in the vestiaire and to retrieve it after the concert and that you have to be very patient to get out of the place after the concert as it's a very narrow way out. But I absolutely loved it there.

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