Saturday, November 15, 2008

City of the week: Philadelphia, PA

This week's city of the week is Philly. With its 1.5 million inhabitants it's the sixth largest city of the US and, of course, the largest in Pennsylvania. A city with such a size has a lot of concert locations - to present all of them I'd need some more blogposts apart from this one ... sounds like a good idea :-) Anyway, here are three locations:

The home of the Philadelphia Flyers, the 76ers, the Wings and Soul is the Wachovia center where some 20,000 people are allowed to get in whenever a major concert takes place. And quite a few did: Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, KISS, U2 and many many (many!) more. Here two selected setlists:
A slightly smaller stadium is the Philadelphia Spectrum. Since its opening 41 years ago (almost to the day) it hosted a lot of concerts and hopefully will until its planned closing in September 2009.
The smallest venue I'd like to present you is the Electric Factory with a capacity of about 2,500 - 3,000. They host many many small concerts of known artists. E.g. the Kings of Leon and We are Scientists will play there today and tomorrow! Here some setlists:

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