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Playing the Forum in London on 11/11
just made my day. Fuck England and all that crap.
How big is the Forum? What's the difference between 'standing' and 'downstairs standing', apart from the obvious?
Go for downstairs, the booking fee is less
awesome, it's a decent venue, a bit smaller than brixton academy, a bit bigger than the astoria...
on seetickets Downstairs is more expensive. Which one gets you closer to the stage, is what I really want to know :D
bromley is right about the size. i dont love it as a venue, dont think it has the atmosphere that astoria has (feels very small and intimate sometimes) or that brixton can have (when its not full of twats)...feels very odd, like an old cinema. which should be good, but the only gig i've been to there that i loved was fugazi, and thats obviously because they're fugazi. beware of the weird toilet attendants peddling fake aftershave/perfumes for Â£5 a go, with horrible stares if you dont pay.
go for downstairs. when i saw someone there (forget who), people were dancing on the balcony and the actual balcony was bouncing up and down, with the wood making a lovely creaking noise. reason enough to go downstairs methinks.
deffo go downstairs. sitting on the balncony for fugazi was one of the most frustrating experiences of my life.