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Old 12-09-2008, 05:54 AM
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New to NC and my 13 year old daughter heard on the radio a promo for this band. I went to their (the radio station) website and purchased 2 tickets.

A week or so later the buzz at the school was that you had to be at least 16 years old- so I went back to the radio station's website AND their window for the tickets....nothing is mentioned about age.

So, I went to the venue's site - Amos' Southend and their site says something about being 16 **....can't figure out what the ** means so I emailed the radio station and by email was written back that it was okay for 13 year olds. [couldn't find email for Amos']

So-now I'm online reading reviews of Amos' and tipsters say to arrive early and get a seat or else you'll be standing for 3 hours.

Tonight's the night, doors open at 6.

What time should we arrive? What's the best seat in the house?
Do they have food or is this just a nightclub? Any other tips would be appreciated.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:22 AM
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Maybe this topic will help?

Amos Southend Music Hall
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:52 AM
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Thanks for the link to the older thread.

Amos' being compared to NASCAR....now I'm really confused. Seems many do not have problems w/ children IF it's geared to a younger crowd -starting earlier in the day and all. Many open at 8 or 8:30...this one opens at 6 - on a Tuesday. Is this geared to the younger crowd?
Yet some think this is a bar that happens to have music while others say it's a music venue that sells alcohol.

Anyone actually take a teenager to this place? I'd love to hear your experience.

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:08 AM
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I went there when I turned 16 and drove down for a show during HS. But it was way different then.

There is no food at Amos and depending on the show, it an get pretty crazy but you should get a feel for what the crowd is going to be like by listening to the band.

If you're worried about it, I would get there early and get a small table upstairs near the railing. That should keep you out of the crowd a little better.

I would 100% be there an hour atleast before the doors open. It'll be a cold wait, but I'd rather sit upstairs if I was taking a younger person w/ me.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:44 AM
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There will be people of all ages there. They do have 4 bars though that I recall and there will be drunk people and and smoke.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:52 AM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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There are very, very few seats there....it's mostly a standing room venue.
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Old 12-10-2008, 05:50 AM
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Just an update in case someone does the same search for Amos'....

went last night to the Not So Acoustical Christmas show featuring Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Shinedown...

took my 13 year old

Upon arrival- parking is NOT adjacent to the building on the right hand side. The 'SECURITY' tshirt guy said "20 bucks"- but told me their's is another business making money off Amos' since their lot is empty at night.

Amos' parking is right across the street from their front door, pretty much. But not the furniture store- you will be towed.

This was an early - doors opened at 6- show and ended before midnight.
Get there early?- don't waste your time as they removed ALL the tables and chairs. There is a bench built into the wall upstairs but built too far back to even get a glimplse of the floor below and they didn't fill up all night.

People smoke so make sure you don't have on too much hairspray so your hair won't go up in flames as it is elbow to elbow AND people get careless with their hands/cigarettes after a bit of drinks.

The few insiders who knew artists come back in to hang out - were told 'not tonight'. So my daughter was disappointed- she even brought a red sharpie for an autograph by the red group.

All in all, it's not for those with back problems or for those who can't stand for at least an hour.

The staff was cordial and the women staff were clothed - moreso than the band.
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