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“Whether you like Comcast depends on your expectations & the band”
Review of Xfinity Theatre

Xfinity Theatre
Ranked #35 of 63 things to do in Hartford
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Ashford, Connecticut, United States
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2 reviews
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“Whether you like Comcast depends on your expectations & the band”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I had read all the reviews of the Comcast (here & on Yelp) before going to see The Black Keys so was expecting & prepared for the worst in terms of traffic, parking, crowds, food, staff, acoustics, etc. We ended up having a great time so expectations are pretty important to how you feel about Comcast. Going there is a lot like going to a Patriot's game at Foxboro, which is also inaccessible and expensive but worth it if you want to see the Pats play. If you go to Comcast with the potential problems in mind, you'll probably really enjoy it. We got there early, paid for VIP parking, had reserved seats, brought plenty of money to purchase expensive food & drink at the venue, & waited around after the show for the parking lot to clear some. The result was a long but very pleasant evening with a great show. I'm sure crowd quality varies dramatically depending on who is performing. The Black Keys crowd was friendly, not wasted or out of control en mass, and the staff were pretty friendly too (the type of crowd probably affects how they react to you). [The same thing happens at Patriot games; if the team rivalry is intense, the crowd can be uglier and how much drunken rowdiness you encounter varies according to where you sit]. One perk I particularly liked at Comcast was being able to buy a bottle of wine to take to our seats which made it unnecessary to keep getting up for refills. Getting out of the parking lots & to the highway entrance was pretty easy and quick as well once some of the traffic had cleared. In all we had a very good experience at Comcast and would go back there to see certain bands.

Visited July 2013
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Bristol, Connecticut
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62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Best sound on the lawn!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

This theatre has great acoustics which seem to hit perfectly in the center middle of the lawn. I've sat in seat, vip boxes and I will have to say the lawn right at sunset in the summer is the best seat in the house! I will say it doesn't dry well after a rain but it's not too muddy. Be sure to leave halfway through the 1st encore song to miss the traffic. If not, you'll be stuck in the parking lot for an hour or two.

Visited June 2013
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conn
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“JOURNEY FAN”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We've been there a couple of times... I think that the venue is alright, but the groups that typically play there bring in a rough crowd. You would think that country music was more mellow or the fans were more calm than with your hard rock acid head followers, but believe it or not the Lynyrd Skynrd concert that I saw a couple of years back was more tame than Brad Paislye or Rascal Flatts.

Visited July 2012
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Biddeford, Maine
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“It's an okay venue.”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

The venue is okay but not great. Very hard to get there. Traffic is nuts in and around Hartford in general and there is no exception with this place.

There was a really good selection of food with some of the lunch trucks that are allowed to enter the facility.

The bar facilities are a joke. The prices of beer are $11-14 which is ridiculous and just simply a rip off. Staff were not that friendly over all (we had a couple of exceptions with some very friendly and funny staff).

I would probably not attend another concert at this venue if i have other options.

Visited September 2012
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