Shedding In 2005
The first shed that
Pace recently announced the summer at the 17,200-capacity Starwood would include the following changes: A concert-goer will be able to bring a picnic basket of food into the venue, as long as the utensils are plastic, and each ticket-holder will be allowed one unopened bottle of water.
Likewise, the first 500 lawn chairs will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Concession prices will be chopped (“We want you to remember our rocking bands, not the $10 you paid for nachos,” the press release says). That includes $5 beers.
Starwood is also donating 20 cents per ticket to local charities.
Concerts scheduled include
Pace is part of the Clear Channel Entertainment family, and CCE Global Music prexy Michael Rapino has said the company’s sheds will see a lot of changes this summer. It’s not known how much Starwood’s changes reflect what may be happening across the country.
Clear Channel was expected to release information at press time on across-the-board changes.
Rapino has stated that CCE is looking at $20 lawn tickets this summer and a policy of allowing blankets into the lawn area.