If you want to go to a place where you are treated like a pile of dirt go here. This venue is small which would be an appealing amenity but the layout is lacking. There is a main floor and a small upper balcony. The balcony used to be open but now there are stations and tables all along so people that reserve these can stand and block your view. It is always packed so full that you are unable to move freely or even see the band. Tonight I paid $100 to see the YYY preform. I arrived early and went inside. I explained to the staff member that I have an allergy to the ink in their stamps and asked if they could please not stamp me. The staff member was rude by trying to stamp me anyway despite what I had just informed him of and by not being understanding to this health concern. The Assistant Manager cam down and was less than understanding. She stood there and didn't say much and crossed her arms and deferred to the staff member.
They took my ticket after it was scanned and said that I couldn't keep it as proof of payment, that's what the stamp was for. The staff manner asked me what I do for a living and other bizarre questions. He explained that if he let me in I had better have a good attitude so I wouldn't "ruin the vibe of others around me."
After entry I stood upstairs, the place began to fill up. I tried standing in one place but was crowded out. The only place to physically stand was on the last step of the staircase along the railing. A staff member had waked by me and told me I could not stand there. I tried to show there was no where to physically stand. He grabbed my arm and asked for my ID. They escorted me out, kept my ID, whipped out a knife to cut my wrist band off my arm an had a red marker to mark my hand.
I wasn't the only person they have harassed and I won't be the last. Bottom line,
if this happens to a small, professional woman who hadn't mouthed off, started any nuisance it goes to show that it's a private business and once they have your money they can do whatever they want.