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Barenaked Ladies With Ben Folds Five

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

37 ratings
4.2 average rating
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7 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Fantastic concert, weather and venue! The music was wonderful and you can't beat a location like Northerly Island that combines the city views and the lakefront location.... continued

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34 events
19 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

This was an excellent concert and our first time at the Northerly Island venue. It's a great place to listen to music. Not too big, very pleasant.

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Christie Grace Red Velvet
12 events
8 reviews
34 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

BNL was great fun! The Pavilion would be better if the rows of seats weren't so long and tightly squeezed/stacked together; this made going to the restroom or to... continued

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15 events
9 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

I had great seats which made this an awesome concert!

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SC
13 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

BNL was awesome - they put on a great show! The venue is definitely lackluster, but very glad we went.

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24 events
7 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Lovely venue. Barenaked Ladies was a lot of fun.

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6 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Great concert and the seats were dead center to see perfectly...... Another great hassle free deal from Goldstar!

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5 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

I haven't seen these guys since I was a teenager! I had such a wonderful time. They put on an incredibly entertaining show. The outdoor venue was fantastic.

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15 events
3 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Ben Fold's Five was amazing as always. Barenaked Ladies was surprisingly amazing and the audience was very receptive.

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9 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Ben Folds Five played way longer than Barenaked Ladies, which sucked because Ben Folds Five was pretty terrible.

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6 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

BNL and Ben Folds always put on a great show. New venue is easy to get to, feels smaller than the CharterOne layout, but every seat is a good seat.

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3 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Experience was generally pretty good, but it started a little rocky when security made my wife toss her umbrella at the front gate. I understood the logic, but they... continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Beautiful night to hear music by the lake!

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Both bands were great (I'm a huge Ben Folds fan), but people talk constantly during outdoor shows. It was distracting and made it difficult to enjoy my favorite band.

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8 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Great seats and perfect Chicago evening to see Ben Folds at Northerly Island.

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5 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Great show and excellent venue. We really had a great time and would definitely go again!

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2 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Great venue, clean and sound system excellent! We had seats in section 204 and restrooms were clean and no lines. Parked at Soldier's Field for free and took a trolley... continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Loved it! Some of my finest BNL memories revived! Venue is a perfect setting for this type of concert.

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

Northerly Island is still a good place to see a small concert(not Buffet). Yes the drinks are expensive(share them), but the parking is free. As long as you are in the... continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

The two opening acts played longer than BNL which is not what I paid for and was very disappointing. Also, the venue was easy to get to by cab but IMPOSSIBLE to get home. There were no cabs within a mile of the place.

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