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520 Texas Ave., Houston, TX | Directions 7700229.762589 -95.366899
Neighborhoods: Central, Downtown
One of my favorite concert venues – I love going to concerts but I'm over paying $75-$125 for tickets at Toyota Center or Reliant Stadium. Even if you get floor seats, you can barely see anything and the musical experience is just not the same as when you can get up close to the stage like at Verizon Wireless. Some people hate standing during concerts but I think it's truly the only way to see a great concert. Get there early, get up as close to the stage as you want, and see your artist perform without the need for binoculars or a big screen to show you what you are missing. I've seen some great concerts here - Jewel, INXS, Seal, Jason Mraz, John Legend, James Blunt, Damien Rice, Katy Perry, Rob Thomas, etc. - but the best concerts are the ones where you get to get up close and personal. The prices are also more reasonable than at the big venues. I usually pay $35-$50 a ticket for a Verizon Wireless show. Not cheap but it won't break the bank, and it's great to have some entertainment that's not your usual movie.
Great show, but horrible experience – The floors very dirty and the tables by the bar were also dirty. It was basically gross. The show was awesome (3OH!3, Cobra Starship, Jay Sean, IYAZ..) Me and my friend were waiting for my sister to come pick us up and give me money to purchase a tour shirt after the show and we wanted to wait inside because it was late, downtown Houston and we're only teen girls! Anyways the security guard was EXTREMELY rude and told us to leave immediately, even though it wasn't even 30 minutes after the show had ended! He continued to argue with us for 10 or 15 minutes and started moving us toward the door after we basically begged him to let us stay inside but he was very persistent.. Well my sister finally arrived and I was able to purchase a shirt. The show of course was amazing but the venue was horrible and I plan on never returning. You'd think Verizon would be able to have a decent theater with the amount they except people to pay for their wireless service......
Never again – My experience at the Verizon Wireless will be unforgetable but for the wrong reasons First off,I didnt know that our seats were "standing seats". No where on the ticket did it say anything about us having to stand. If it did, I definitely would of worn different shoes. Once the lights turned off, everyone was trying to push and shove their way to the front of the stage. Also many people were passing out during the concert because it was so unbelievably hot in there!
STRAIGHT NO CHASER Fri Night 8:pm 2 tickets!!! – IMPORTANT! Due to Family Medical time I have 2 tickets AVAILABLE: Great seats! (Sec 106, Row B, Seats 7&8 for $27each plus$3 handling fee =$60)"Straight No Chaser" at Verizon Wireless Theater -Houston, TX (Fri, May 7, 2010 08:00 PM Doors open 7:pm)
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Awesome sound – I have seen several bands at this venue, and it's always awesome. The sound is great, and it's a really intimate experience, no matter where you're sitting. You should be aware, however, that even though a seat # is listed, if it says GA before it, it's standing room only. Also, the bar lines get long, but there are bars everywhere, which I discovered after waiting in a super long line in the lobby. If a band you love is playing there you'd be a fool to miss it.
They weren't upfront about seating – My wife and I attended the Rob Thomas concert at the Verizon. It was our first time at Verizon but we are a fairly experienced at this. When I bought tickets for $63 each online it gave me a row G26 and 2 seats;12 and 13. It even threatened I would lose my 2 seats when I went to get my credit card to pay. Printed out my tickets and showed up at 7:40 for the 8:00 show. The lady who looked at my tickets said "You are going to be surprised". Didn't know what she meant until we rounded the corner and saw the crowd all standing in front of the stage. Not one single seat. When I went to the front door to see if I could upgrade my tickets the Supervisor told me there was no re-entry if I left. I told her my intentions and she looked at my ticket and said it shows GAFloor right on my ticket. What part about floor didn't I understand. I told her the part about Row 26 and seat 12. Seat meant a place to put your seat. She disagreed. Said I could not re-enter if I left. Went back to my wife and the lady who had checked my ticket told me people left all the time if you were going to your car or the ATM. You just unscan your ticket to leave and re scan to return. Had the tickets been $35, or said SRO, I would have worn more comfortable shoes or just declined to go. Everyone around us was complaining. Not sure what we could have done to prevent this. It was simply management taking advantage in my opinion. Won't be returning to Verizon for sure. Rob Thomas was great.
Very Dissapointing – I went to verizon last night with some friends to see CAKE. The show started really early -8pm which was a little dissapointing as its hard to make it down there in time after work. I think there may be a city ordinance about sound after 10 or 10:30 in that area. The bathrooms were kind of gross, and I was shocked to see only one bartender working at a bar with three people behind it and one incredibly long line for beer. Seriously? Do you even want to make money at your venue?
I have seen many shows at this venue, while the sound is still pretty good, the quality has really gone downhill and it just doesnt seem worth the trip ..
Its because of this that I am so much less likely to fork out the money for a band during tough times if they are playing at verizon. With great venues in town like warehouse live and house of blues, its a wonder to me why bands even book at verizon.
Verizon is weak Venue – Would not recommend the Verizon for any show or event. The place was a mess.....restrooms were broken and the floor was nasty. The seating for cheech and chong was a joke. They did not manage the people flow and there folks up and down the aisle during the show. The sound system was weak and have no future plans to visit this place!
Not A Bad Set Personal Venue – I love the concerts here and i agree with the others there is not a bad seat in the house. Also as far as dirty if we all use trash cans and not the floor it would not be dirty in the first place. I think the close seats and close quaters give it a very personal experience and you get to the artist up close. Love going here especially with the Hard Rock right next door for dinner and drinks before the concert.
For such a small venue i think it rocks and have always had a great time here. 5 stars
Best Venue – This is my favorate place to goto a show. And to that guy that said the woodlands pavilion is th best place in Houston was completely WRONG, who wants to watch a show through binouculars and rain? The Verison sound was awsome from where I was at every show I've gone two, and It is a very clean venue. At the concerts I went to it did get dirty towards the end, but be realistic people, it is impossible to keep that entire place clean with that many people there. Also, the place would stay clean if you picked up after yourself so, don't go calling a place dirty if your the slob that made it messy!
Good concert venue – The seats are good. The sound system is good. The lighting set-up is below average. It could be cleaner. Parking is a pain.
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