Deborah T.

Deborah T.’s Event Journal

Beach Blanket Babylon

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Saturday July 28, 2007 / 10:00pm
Beach Blanket Babylon
2 tickets
Rear Cabaret
678 Green St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

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I would love to give this event 10 Stars if I were to rate the show alone, however, to be fair to anyone thinking of going I have to be honest. The show WAS GREAT, 10, 12 stars! BUT and that's a GREAT BIG BUT, the treatment you get as a Goldstar Member is absolutely terrible. I heard this from a great many people who bought tickets through Goldstar. We were herded in like cattle and placed in the back of the theater in chairs so close together that I actually had sweat dripping down my legs from the gal next to me. I knew it was "rear cabaret" but the truth is, the actual show was so good that I would have paid the full price to be able to enjoy it. To be fair to Goldstar, the whole theater was so packed in that you didn't dare try to go to the bathroom at any time lest you were to make a whole row of people move out of the row to let you out. I think the venue absolutely overbooks. Many of the couples we spoke to would have paid double the price to see the wonderful show and have a little leg room and a little table. They had 2 or three little round tables for a whole row of around 40 people. No place to set your drink or valuables. Those of us in "rear cabaret" were even worse off than the general ticket holders. I personally couldn't see a thing. With so many people packed in there wasn't even room to peek between and around the heads in front of me. My advise...see the show...it's great but buy full price tickets, get there super early because they seat you row by row as you arrive...or super late as you will end up in the balcony which has unobstructed view. Better yet, pay full price, then demand to be put upstairs. I heard many people that complained got to go up. GO and try to enjoy it. The good thing is, there are so many people that the servers never get to you so you never feel like you have to have a drink. In fact, they totally ignore the rear cabaret.