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“Muse Concert”
Review of Perth Arena

Perth Arena
Ranked #23 of 178 things to do in Perth
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We went to see Muse at the Perth Arena November 30th and it was an absolutely amazing event. The Perth Arena (though tickets are pricey) is a fantastic venue for live concerts as gives amazing acoustics and great views from nearly all seats.

Will be going back to see the Ice Hockey in 2014.... would recommend as concert venue to anyone.

Thank GreensinOz
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Love the look of the outside, but the experience went downhill from there. Hate the security on the door to ensure you don't bring in your own food and drink (more on this later). The foyers are bland and not well signed. The venue itself isn't bad with reasonable seating and sight lines, but still bring a cushion for the tennis. The REALLY bad part is that unlike all other major tennis venues in Australia, you cannot bring your own food or drink, but are forced to pay ridiculously inflated prices for not very inspiring food and beverages. You can eat the purchased food in your seat, so the ban on bringing your own is clearly not about cleaning issues, but all about maximising profits for the venue managers, who also run the food and beverage outlets. That's really not good enough for a venue hosting a major tennis tournament, which is heavily subsidised by the WA government. For anyone who has ever been to any of the other majors in Australia, this will come as a rude surprise. Given a tennis tournament is not a 2 hour concert, and you can be there from 10 in the morning to past midnight, having to pay more for food and beverages than your tickets is a joke. Even worse, the LONG queues at the outlets between games mean you'll miss the start of the next game. Steer clear if you're a tennis fan. What a shame when the Hopman Cup used to be such a friendly, warm tournament.

3  Thank FremantleFred_12
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Sorry, bit late with my review but visited earlier this year the Black Sabbath concert. The Arena is amazing, but also has some significant shortcomings.
It seats a large number of people but the layout is not suitable for a concert. The acoustics are horrible and you really need to take binoculars with you to see the band.
The worst thing happened at the end. This wasreally dangerous. All doors from the auditory opened and tens if thousands of people all at once filled the corridors. There is however only one main exit to the outside and nit all doors were unlocked. This created a jammed crowd in the lobby who had nowhere to go with the escalators feeding each thousands of oeople into that lobby where they got sta ked upon each other. In panic some people tried to get back against the stream up the escalators. That obviously did not work. Thought we would all suffocate when they finally opened more doors.
I reported this the next day and got an email that they had video footage of what happened and it would not happen again.
I can only hope so, as the structure has not changed.

2  Thank Kiwi1956
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Bon Jovi were awesome, Third time for a concert at the arena and this time on the floor. What a colossal fail. The bass envelopes the arena making words of the songs in audible.
The Seat Police were shocking. Come on, this is rock concert and we want to be part of it so stop behaving like the Gestapo and let us try enjoy what remains of the concert. Not looking forward to the Rolling Stones having to play at this venue. We deserve better.

3  Thank 24york
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

I went to the Bonjovi concert last night. The acoustics were absolutely appalling. The seats plastic tiny and uncomfortable . I just don't know what the designers of this building where thinking. We finally start to get talent in the west and we get it so wrong.

Bonjovi is amazing he put a great show on, but was very hard listening.

4  Thank Aussie_n_Kiwi
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