3350 Sports Arena BlvdSte I, San Diego, CA | Directions 9211032.753816 -117.209272
Neighborhoods: Western San Diego, Western, Midway District
cool venue – The only thing that is missing from the venue is the alcohol. It is one of the only venues in San Diego besides The Jumping turtle and the house of blues that has Metal music. It has an enormous stage and a large area for merch. It feels like a high school gym though and because they are all ages the people there tend to be be underage. There is plenty of parking behind the venue where I have seen various people ralphing in the lot before going into the show.
I would recommend if you are over 21 to try to see whatever band is coming to soma at the house of blues or the jumping turtle. they have smaller stages but there are adults there not a bunch of kids. But if you are a kid or the band is not coming anywhere else in San Diego it still is a really good venue.
The sound is good, air quality is good, no seating except along the walls and on the stairs leading out of the floor. it is just a wideopen warehouse with a big stage. The kids that are there tend to stand in front of the stage and talk on their phone or to eachother if the band they want to hear is not on. very highschool feeling going on there. I am used to adults letting others get in front if they like the band and step back if you do not like the band so the fans of the band can have a good time. but they are kids so i guess they havent learned manners yet. I would not mind if they were throwing eachother around or even fighting when a band they were not into was on. But even when there are like 100 people who like the band the rest overwhelmingly make it uncomfortable because they are talking or ignoring the band.
I would suggest standing in the back and just watching instead of being bothered with a bunch of kids talking and acting cool ignoring the bands.
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