Hampton Beach Casino
Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:15 PM
most music shows are GA with some seating around the perimeter
i like the venue
last i went, you could still get two beverages and the atlantic across the street is always a plus in my book
but you have to be careful cuz the cops are really itchin to fuck with people and the station abuts the rear of the casino, literally overlooking the "lot scene"
they oversell the eff outta there and it can get realllly hot if they dont open the doors for a crossbreeze
booze is expensive but not more than the typical 'expensive' imho
there is no re-admittance and not enough bathrooms so plan ahead
its less than an hour from me so probably an hour and a half from you in worcester, i am guessing?
not much to eat around there so plan to stop somewhere along the way
as previously stated, pre-game locally at your own risk
i have been told that they sit at the police station with binoculars
:going to check the schedule now:
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:39 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:16 PM
Bouncers/staff there take on the attitude of the local PD......very aggressive assholes. I personally have never had an issue with them, but it gets a bit annoying/uncomfortable at times being around the tough guy mentality. I've also never had an issue with the local PD, but they are by far the worst police you will ever encounter anywhere. All of the new police academy grads in the state are sent to Hampton. So, most are young, super aggressive and take extreme joy in arresting people to prove their merit.
That all said, I generally have a good time at the shows. There's a ton of energy in that room, so bands usually throw down.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:08 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:11 PM
They usually have some waitresses that wil do the tables but they come back pretty infrequently.
The sound is notoriously sucky in there it is a rectangle like a shoe box so only directly in front of the stage to the back of the room and usually by the back of the room stage left (as you look at it) is good.
Donot attempt to smoke they will toss you out.
ladies room on rt of stage mens on left.
If you have assigned seats i would say get there at the last minute....if a GA show get there early and get a table behind sound board.
some shows they put tables on the dance floor and cram as many people in as possible to each table (no arm/leg room)
No real good food at the beach.....i usually go to Le Beck rouge to eat and drink preshow.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:07 PM
We won't go back there except for shows that are 100% GA. Which kills me because I really want to see Joe Bonamassa.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:28 PM
March 30, 2012 3:11 PM
HAMPTON — Tonight's season-opening Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom show featuring Levon Helm and Los Lobos has been postponed.
The Casino Ballroom posted the following message today:
"Levon Helm and Los Lobos postponed. Please help spread the word (crushing news for us) but: Unfortunately, tonight's Levon Helm show at the Casino Ballroom is being postponed until July 17.
"Levon has a slipped disk in his back, and despite therapy, it hasn't healed enough for him to move freely enough sit at the drums for any length of time.
"Levon would like to assure everyone that his health otherwise has been excellent as of late. Levon and the band have had a strong run of touring this past month and were very much looking forward tonight's show at the Casino Ballroom. Levon and the band are eager to come back July 17 and give you a great show.
"We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.
Tickets for the March 30th show will be honored for the new show on July 17th. Refunds, for those that cannot make the new date, will be available at point of purchase."
Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:40 PM