Hi all, I hope the band will reconsider their Portland, Maine venue. DSO played at the pier the last few years, and it's wonderful. Plenty of cool restaurants and pubs to hang out in beforehand, plus fresh ocean breezes throughout the show.
This year they are playing in amphitheater that has just been built outside of town. The place has very little charm - well, as much charm as being next to an airport and the freeway can offer. Plus the venue is very good neighbors. Everyone who lives in the area complains about the noise. The owners promised it wouldn't be a problem when it was built, but it is a huge nuisance to the surrounding community.
Just a friendly suggestion/hope.