High Five! from Green Light Go's Megan Fisher
Junior publicist Megan Fisher is a fresh face in the music industry. Finishing her final year at Oakland University, her work at Green Light Go is the harmonious union of her Journalism major and her fervor for great music. To Megan, there’s nothing better than seeing a live show. In fact, Megan has traveled across state lines by plane, train, crowded Greyhound bus, and dubious taxi to see her all time favorite band, Brand New.
This week, Megan Fisher tosses up a High Five! of her favorite venues:
1. The Electric Factory (Philadelphia, PA)
I’m in love with the city of Philadelphia, so it is no shock that my number one venue is located in this town. The best part about this venue is the fact that their 21+ section is not only separated from the rest of the crowd, but it is close to the stage, unlike most 21+ sections that are found in the back of the room. I’m five foot nothing and I like to see a show, not just hear it. At The Electric Factory, I was able to stand on the barricade without dealing with the excessive pushing that generally takes place at the front of the stage. The atmosphere is great here and I love the look of the place. Oh, and let’s be honest, being close to the bar is never a bad thing.
2. The Magic Stick (Detroit, MI)
It may not be the prettiest venue on earth, but it’s definitely the best place I know of to catch an intimate show in Detroit. I have a lot of memories tied to the Magic Stick and I’m sure there will be many more to come.
3. Mr. Smalls (Pittsburgh, PA)
There’s something I love about visiting an old church that has been converted into a venue. Churches are known to have great acoustics, so it’s no surprise that the sound here is outstanding. It’s a venue that Goldilocks would appreciate – it’s not too big, nor too small, it’s just right! On a side note, I took a cab to this venue and the driver’s name was Ronald “Bulldog” Reagan. Look him up if you ever find yourself in Pittsburgh. I promise, you won’t regret it.
4. Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
It may be cliché to admit to loving a venue in Williamsburg, but this place is amazing. The room sounds good and the stage is high, so no matter where you stand in the crowd, you’ll walk away knowing you have (actually) seen a great show.
5. Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN)
There is nothing I would rather do than stand in the sweltering heat, surrounded by smelly hippies, and catch some live music. Okay, I’ll admit, everyone is miserable by the second day of Bonnaroo (it’s the nature of the beast), but no matter What Stage (or is that Which Stage?) you end up sweating near, you’ll be in for an entertaining experience.
This week's High Five! is brought to you by: Megan Fisher with Lauren Mercury Roberts
To celebrate the end of the nine to five, a Green Light Go staff member or artist will leave you with their short list of favorite things, better known as the High Five!