In all the years I have lived in Portland, I had not been to any activities at the ballroom, so when George Clinton and the Parliaments came to town, I had to get tickets. Well, as my title states, first time, last time...?? not sure yet.
This review is difficult to write because was it the band or the venue? I think my bad experience was a combination of the two. The concert started by a staff person from CB stating that the venue was smoke free, all acts require exiting the building, etc...BUT! within 5 mins of the announcement, we start smelling weed. The quantity that saturated the air by mid starring attractions was so bad and so heavy, we had to leave, we couldn't take it anymore.
The other downer was the bar, the drinks were so watered down it was ridiculous. One cool thing was the bouncing floor, which freaked me out, I hadn't heard it prior, so I thought the floor was going to give way.
So as you can see, was it the concert, or the venue....or both? I won't be rushing back to CB anytime soon, it was a horrible experience...considered asking for my money back.