I saw Alec Benjamin here, and I definitely loved this venue! It could easily fit 3000 people, there were about 2000 the day I was there. Nice lighting effects and good speakers, I could here the audio all the way in the back. You have to get your hands marked with an X in permanent marker if you dont want to drink alcohol, and it doesnt come off for a few days. But this venue was amazing overall. The performer was also amazing and I loved the music! Would recommend.
Nice, intimate venue with "mosh pit" style viewing of the stage, as well as VIP seating scattered across the rear and side of venue. Bar staff at the bars (yes, there are multiple) are friendly and definitely do not skimp on the alcohol in the cocktails. Large bathrooms to accommodate guests. Limited menu is offered, but if you are general admission, you are eating standing up. Plenty of security to check you in and ID and wrist band you for alcoholic beverages.
Dont email the venue if you have any questions, you wont get a response. I called a few times during open hours as well, and nothing. Anyway - Clean VIP club area and bathroom, VIP staff is nice! Good experience. Lots of security inside and out, so it felt safe. They should definitely use some signs once you enter and stand in line, so many people were confused and had to wait for someone to guide everyone.
There are only a few reasons that I am giving this review four stars, and that's not to indicate that the Fillmore is a bad venue. However, when packing in this many people it can feel a bit crowded and potentially unsafe (though it was not unsafe in any way that I experienced). It would have been an impossible quest to make one's way to the restrooms that were clearly marked on the other side of the completely filled open area. Security to get in was efficient and thorough. The atmosphere never got stuffy in any way during the recent Blue October concert despite the numbers of people packed in (so the ventilation system is decent). The other loss of a star deciding factor was charging over $14 for a single cup of beer (greed). Other than those minor gripes we had a great time and would gladly return for future concerts.
The Glorious Raponator
Awesome venue, ac was blasting, no smoking! Freaking awesome! but got warm real quick when the bodies started piling in. Not a bad view from wherever you were standing.