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March 23, 2010

What happened at the Megadeth Rams Head Live show

old photos of megadeth like this one, from 1994, rawk. Last week, something happened at Megadeth's show at Rams Head Live, forcing the band to postpone the concert until the following night.

Fingers were pointed at the band and at the venue.

Today, I spoke with promoter Mark Mangold, who got to the bottom of the issue. According to Mark, someone threw a water bottle, which doused the main house mixing board, causing it to short out. The show couldn't go on.

The sold-out crowd was understandably angry. A few people punched holes in the walls of the club, which have since been repaired, Mangold said.

"People were frustrated," he said.

(Photo of Megadeth in 1992 by Gene Kirkland)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:39 PM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Local music


Was at the show both nights, however it was extremely frustrating on tuesday. I thought there was gonna be a riot!!

I wish someone would tear the whole place down. Rock shows should be a little dirty. That place is overpriced corporate rock at its worst. Don't go there if I can help it. It seems like the kind of place Shinedown would play often.

Sound equipment is expensive. Don't throw water bottles at the mixing booth.

What are you talking about, Jay?

That is a nice venue; good bar service; good sound; good sightlines; clean, large bathrooms.
I dont find it overpriced at all

I'm glad you dont go there.


Sorry. It's pricey and the bouncers are rude. I suppose a club in the middle of a tourist pit with lots of flatscreens advertising forthcoming shows is your idea of a nice work environment, uh, I mean place to see a rock show.

I like rock shows with a little more grit. I'd rather go to Lancaster and see a group at the Chameleon Club. The best place I've been to recently is a little spot up in Allentown. Crocodile Rock. It was inexpensive, had pool tables in the front, pizza by the slice, decent sound, character, and it wasn't overrun with teenagers sporting faux hawks.

But that's probably not your scene.


Chameleon = EXTREMELY over crowded. It's like a sweaty game of sardines with a half-ass sound system.

Croc Rock is inexpensive but is ungodly far away. You also need to make sure you don't get pushed off of ledges.

Personally I prefer a small arena or a festival with a large GA area. If you wait you can usually catch all the smaller venue bands in a festival for a few more bucks. Plus you get to see a massive headliner or two and tons of other bands.

yeah jay i'm gonna have to side with the others on this.

what do you consider pricey? since a FAR better lineup is there next month for only 20 bucks (mastodon/baroness/between the buried and me).

i don't know about the bar or whatever; its rare that i feel like holding a beer at a concert...

Festivals are fun but as has been noted before, individual sets are short.

The last time I went to RH it was packed to the gills and the bouncers were telling people in line how much they would love to break their cell phones...Good times.

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