November 19th, 2011 Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre

Some of you were in New Jersey  for the show 2 days ago!  Heard it was amazing like always!  Band is fucking tight!  GREAT!  Another show tonight!  Have fun!

The Comcast Theatre is an outdoor/indoor amphitheatre located in HartfordConnecticut owned by Live Nation. The capacity of the venue is 30,000. The indoor area holds 7,500 and the outdoor lawn area holds an additional 22,500 during the summer months making it one of the largest amphitheatres in the country.

The amphitheater’s design is unique in that it features a rolling door which can be closed during the winter months allowing year round performances.

For many years it served as the venue for the 104 Fest, put on by Alternative Rock station WMRQ. Major tours make frequent stops at the Meadows, including OzzfestLilith FairFamily Values TourProjekt RevolutionMayhem Festival and other one-off tours.

The Dave Matthews Band typically plays two shows every summer back to back and currently holds a ticket sales record for all touring acts at this venue. In 1999, on August 7-8, riots broke out in the parking lot of the theater, while they was on stage inside.[citation needed] They recorded their show, on August 27, 2000, which was later released as a live album, entitled Live Trax Vol. 3.

In 2009, the music venue was renamed back to its original name, Meadows Music Theater. Most recently it was known as the New England Dodge Music Center.

According to Live Nation, the amphitheater is now named the Comcast Theatre.

In early 2009, Beyoncé used the venue to rehearse for her ‘I Am…Tour‘. 

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. The seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960, it is the second most populous city on New England‘s largest river, the Connecticut River. As of the2010 Census, Hartford’s population was 124,775,  making it Connecticut’s third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford was the seventh largest city in New England (after, in order:BostonWorcesterProvidenceSpringfieldBridgeport, and New Haven.[3]) As of the 2010 census, Greater Hartford was the largest metropolitan area in Connecticut with a population of 1,212,381.

Greater Hartford’s close proximity – and economic and cultural interconnectedness with – Metropolitan Springfield combine to make the Hartford-Springfield Metropolitan Area the second most populous region in New England, with a population of approximately 1.9 million. Collectively, the Hartford-Springfield Metropolitan Region is nicknamed the Knowledge Corridor because it contains 32 universities and colleges, with approximately 160,000 university students. The two Connecticut River cities share Bradley International Airport, which lies equidistant between their downtowns.

Nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World”, Hartford houses many insurance company headquarters, and insurance remains the region’s major industry. Almost 400 years old, Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States. Following the American Civil War, Hartford was the wealthiest city in the United States for several decades. In 1868, Mark Twain wrote, “Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief.”[7]

In 2010, the Hartford metropolitan area ranked second nationally in per capita economic activity, behind only San Francisco. Hartford is ranked 32nd of 318 metropolitan areas in total economic production and, with its Knowledge Corridor sister city Springfield, Massachusetts, the two cities generate over $110 billion GDP – which is more than 16 U.S states. 

Hartford is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum; the oldest public park, Bushnell Park; the oldest continuously published newspaper, The Hartford Courant; the second-oldest secondary school, Hartford Public, and the Mark Twain House, among other historically significant attractions.


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