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Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

Glad to see in not the only one who doesn't enjoy shows at the anti-septic Terminal West. Btw, can we get the Echo Lounge back?

Posted by atlpaddy on 07/27/2015 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Buy my kidney stone

And a bunch of spam artists trying to sell kidneys DOESN'T violate CL's polices. What did mrs Susan do, show a clip of herself eating a kidney with Hannibal Lecter during an impromptu wine tasting?

Posted by CL is in the body parts trafficking biz, these days? on 07/27/2015 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

1st 688 then the Metroplex and now the Masquerade....Atlanta's going downhill. History should be treasured not destroyed. Actually I am surprised it lasted this long. This year will be the 10th annual Last New Years Eve Party?

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Posted by Nick Scott on 07/27/2015 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Historic Friendship Baptist gave Brenda Wood cause to lose her cool

Take 'em to the woodshed Brenda!

Posted by I'm so punny on 07/27/2015 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

I am disappoint.

Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/27/2015 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

I agree, Halston. I'd rather see Swans at, say, Masquerade than Terminal West, which is where I saw them and didn't enjoy it as much because it's just so sleek and new. Masquerade is not a shitty venue - it's very authentically rustic and raw. Sure, there are flaws - but that's the POINT. Masquerade rules. Long Live Masquerade - fuck the yuppie scum moving intown to ruin everything.

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Posted by Fleurdumal on 07/27/2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

Those calling the venue 'shitty' obviously do not enjoy a show for the entire experience. When the crowd gets going with a great band on stage the wooden floor becomes a trampoline in heaven. Is 3 bucks for a water at a show a bad price? I dunno have you been to Turner Field? Or a Falcons game?

It will be extremely sad to see this go for another "Luxury" eat/sleep/shop bullshit complex. The area has enough of these properties that are NOT full. So why do we need to build another one while others sent not at capacity?

No one wants to go to a 'new' and 'trendy' venue to see a metal bad... sorry.

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Posted by Halston Pitman on 07/27/2015 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

Shitty venues are for certain types of music. Certain types of music that I enjoy. I like a smokey packed sweaty house when going to see some good ol punk rock, Emo or hardcore. I've seen about a million shows there and will miss it dearly. I do wish masquerade had updated some things like the bathrooms and hvac. But to their defense they got bought years ago and never knew when the developers we're going to shut it down. Shit, they have been saying "last New Years eve" since like 2005. And Drink prices bad? Like $6 a shot a $3.50 for a tall boy, is that bad?

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Posted by Grinchy on 07/27/2015 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

Already scheduled Markster Con geek-themed events set for The Masquerade will move forward until we are told to look elsewhere for space – see what we have planned via http://www.MarksterCon.com

Posted by Mark Baggett on 07/27/2015 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

Blake your crazy. If you've been here since 95' then you remember being a kid a checking out your first GWAR show (f-ing amazing) or seeing 311 when they were first touring...or Nirvana, Slayer, and just about every badass band that came thru Atlanta. Dude the list of bands that got started at the masquerade should trump any historic mill history. Being hot, thirsty, and partying here soaked by the cuddle fish will be forever irreplaceable. Experiencing a show here is priceless and I would equate it as a true original music venue similar to the Roxy or the trubador in CA. Maybe you should go to chastain with your cup of wine and blanket and leave the real rockin to the people still doing it! Cheers to this place and the many memories it has furnished before the yuppies came in and changed it!

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Posted by lifeiswhatyoumakeit on 07/27/2015 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

I love the Masquerade. I spent many a Thursday night in the 90s dancing the night away in Hell, and I have seen more bands than I can remember inside those walls. However, these days I really, really, really have to love a band before I decide to risk my life to see a show there. The last few shows I went to, the floor was bouncing so hard in Heaven that I thought it was going to snap or the speaker tower was going to rock over and crush somebody. I'm sure it's all up to code and has been inspected by all the right people or whatever, but I am very honestly scared to go there. I feel like I am going to throw up just thinking about it. Anybody have a Xanax?

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Posted by Sparkle666 on 07/27/2015 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Historic Friendship Baptist gave Brenda Wood cause to lose her cool

Now these are the scum Derrick Boazman and his ilk need to go after, rather that defending APS criminals who cheated Atlanta's children.

Keep going after scum like this, and not defending scum like the APS crew, and maybe one day Boazman and his ilk will have some credibility.

Posted by Boazman and broken clocks-right twice a day on 07/27/2015 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

The symbolism of losing a historic local venue to yuppification stings, but honestly the cranky staff, clueless sound guys, overly packed heaven, and Six Flags drink prices are awful. Considering the venue's history and all the memories there, it's sort of sad it might go away, but literally every other venue in Atlanta is better in those regards and more now.

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Posted by somelted on 07/27/2015 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

Saw allot of great bands there but the place is a shit hole, they've never tried to make it not a shit hole either. They let everyone melt during summer time and then charge an arm and a leg for things like water. I've been here since 95, so it's not like i don't appreciate history, but this place has sucked for a long while now... it's time to let it go. I personally avoid shows here now unless it's a band that I know i'll never get to see in Atlanta again.

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Posted by Blake Thomas on 07/27/2015 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

either way this going to turn out badly. i am actually for growth & development both for MIDTOWN & the City of Atlanta as a whole but if you have been here long enough you can almost smell where this is going...

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Posted by iblamesummers on 07/27/2015 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

Counterpoint: do you really think this region is capable of such a car-free existence? Would you rather we become like the cities in the NE, where people use cars regardless of options but now have to pay gigantic premiums, essentially turning cars into playthings for the wealthy? I like to think that most who live near transit around here use it whenever possible but going completely car-free is Just. Not. Possible. (with apologies to those who have no choice but to be at the mercy of our buses.) I'd rather the city maintain such standards so the parking situation remains free and open to all.

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Posted by Graybeard Lyles on 07/27/2015 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Is the end nigh for Masquerade's long run on North Avenue?

When will developments built on the Beltline be allowed reduced parking requirements? It's disgusting that we're building parking deck after parking deck to accommodate more car traffic on the route that's supposed to support transit, biking and walking. It's like the whole transportation aspect of this project is a farce, development $$ is the only concern.

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Posted by khs11 on 07/27/2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Buy my kidney stone

[This comment has been removed because it violates CL's policies.]

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Posted by mrs Susan on 07/27/2015 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Historic Friendship Baptist gave Brenda Wood cause to lose her cool

Get 'em Brenda! Greed and incompetence is what you are seeing now. They could have fixed this long ago...if I was a member of this congregation I'd be looking to hold some people accountable...a CHURCH of all things...what, does the Rev Dollar (yes real ATL preacher...and just as the name implies) work there?
(yes I also hate autoplay especially having to go down the page to look for it)

Posted by scpatl4now on 07/27/2015 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Love letter to South Georgia

"I see some of the negative comments regarding the sad state of affairs in towns such as Albany. Unfortunately most large cities are plagued with crime, poverty, etc. That being said, just a few miles outside of the city proper, in any direction, a different world exists. I live near Doerun on a dirt road. It's a simple place far removed from shopping malls and the violence that seems to occur daily."
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Tell that to any rural sheriff and be prepared to be laughed at. Gangs, drugs, violence and other “big city” problems have made major inroads into rural areas in the past 40 years. In fact, your county averages more total arrests per 100,000 than the average for all the counties in the state. Regarding poverty, about 29% of your fellow Colquitt Countians live below the poverty line compared to 19% of all Georgians.

http://georgiastats.uga.edu/counties/071.p…

I am glad you have not experienced crime and poverty out on your dirt road, but man you must not socialize much to be so ignorant to the effects poverty, meth, and crack has had on many rural families in that area, including many of my friends and family. And your "head in the sand" attitude will do nothing to help the serious problems rural counties face.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 07/27/2015 at 3:16 PM

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