Despite the renowned rock acts who played there (The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails), the original Joint venue was basically an oversized ballroom with uncomfortable folding chairs and limited sight lines to the stage from everywhere but the primo seats. Odd then that when they decided to build a new Joint they pretty much kept everything the same, only bigger. The 4,000-seat barn of a space has two balconies overlooking the floor and a series of VIP boxes at the back, which are undeniably luxurious, but the main seating section is a concrete bore with thinly padded folding chairs on a flat floor that leads to sore backs and great views of the hairstyle of whomever is sitting in front of you. Concerts that allow for the seats to be removed entirely with the crowd standing, dancing, rocking, moshing, or whatever else they are inclined to do are probably better suited for the space. Note that resident headliner Carlos Santana will be playing a series of shows throughout 2010 but is not there every week -- check the website for schedules.
Showroom Policies: Smoking is not permitted; seating is either preassigned or general, depending on the performer. Price: $20 to $250, depending on the performer (tax and drinks extra). Showtimes: Times and nights of performance vary. Reservations: You can reserve up to 30 days in advance.
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