|Address:||1135 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215, USA|
Seether and Papa Roach 1*31*15 After giving my ticket and having my id checked I made it stright into the venue, easy as pie. No other checks was done. Although there was way to many security officials (look for the bald heads and black shirts) I was checked by one right in the middle of the crowd. (looking for the bottle of whiskey that I threw away at the door). My Experiment was a success. Because I stood at the door trying not to waste it and didnt want to throw it away several people and I drink most of it before I went in. Depending on how loud you are with what you dont want them to know about depends if you get to ENJOY what you brought. And yes I may have left the whiskey at the door but I thoroughly enjoyed my (Extra). Do yourself a favor and judge the event when you arrive. You will know if it is appropriate. Since I was so loud with my experiment of course the security was all over me. I quickly solved that problem with new friends. I found some BIG FELLOWS that was there just to enjoy the concert and watched the he show with them. One man name (J) even bought me a few beers. $4 dollars for a tall boy, not so bad but the lines to get one was way to long. Having Big friends in a venue like this is always a plus but after I tried to interview several security officials for my review (of course they all denied) they figured it best to leave the reporter alone. Its all about confidence. Have fun. Nobrand WontForget.
A Private User
Simply put, the Palladium Ballroom sucks and is perhaps the worst venue Ive been to, and Ive gone to over a hundred shows since my concert-going started in 2000. Its biggest problems are: -Price gouging. Tickets are insanely expensive (thanks in part to Ticketmaster) and $10 to park in that crappy lot is ridiculous. -Horrible sound. Some acts will sound good there, mainly electronic and folk stuff, but any band using guitars with any amount of distortion just sounds like a muddled mess. The Nokia Theater is a crap venue too, but at least they have good sound. -Impossible to see. Ive always considered myself to be fairly tall, but I can never get a decent view in there because of the way the stage is set up. -Terrible crowds. I know that Dallas is known for having rude concert audiences, but it is way worse here than any other venue. Every single time I go, at least half the people around me talk loudly through the entire set, even the headliners. Unfortunately, I keep on going there because they keep booking bands Im dying to see. The Loft, however, is amazing and I love going there.
I have been to several concerts before this so Im not new to the concert scene. I bought my tickets online and printed out a receipt 3 weeks in advanced. A buddy of mines bought an actually ticket from a local ticket agency. On the day of the performance we were instructed to pick up our will call tickets at 6:30 and the show (Quest Crew and Bboy competition) will begin at 7. I arrived at 5:30 hoping to beat the crowd. And I did, I was in front of everyone. Though as the time got closer to picking up our will call tickets a problem started to surface. There was only giant line but there was two ways to pick up your tickets. NO one was there to instruct us or show us where to stand. The ticket booth people offered no help at all but just laughed at every one. People who went up and bought their tickets cash got in before me (Ive been waiting in 100 degree weather for an hour). I was the second person in line waiting for will call, the giant line of ticket buyers were able to all get in before I did. DISORGANIZED, MISMANAGED AND VERY RUDE!!!! NO MATTER WHO IS PERFORMING, AVOID, AVOID AVOID!!
An adequate venue. Parking was safe, close, and ample. Line formed around the building but began moving quickly once the doors were opened promptly at the posted time (1 hr before show) Small merchandise area where you first walk in, then main ballroom beyond that is a large concrete-floored area with railings around perimeter (very handy for leaning) and plenty of bars beyond the railings. There was no food service for our show, only crackers, chips, etc, so eat before you come in. The acoustics are fair to poor as it is basically a concrete warehouse with pipes and metal joists at the high ceiling. Could really use some acoustic treatment for better sound. House of Blues (being built as a concert hall) is much better acoustically. Sightlines are good from everywhere however with a few I-beam poles in the middle of the floor. People and bartenders are nice and friendly and eager to serve. Parking lot emptied fairly quickly (like after a Mavericks game) after the show with most pouring onto I-30 which is nearby.
A Private User
I have attended several concerts, in several venues around Dallas/Fort Worth and The Palladium Ballroom was one of the worst. On the day of show I tried to call the venue to get a set-list and I could not get a direct connection to the box office. This was especially frustrating because the website said the show started a 7:30 but it really started at 7PM. I missed the opening act because this venue cannot find the time to update its website. Also, the website said that parking is $5 but it is really $10 to park in a questionable lot behind the venue. Once I entered the venue I was disappointed with the rec center environment. The venue consisted of a giant room, a small stage, and a bar on the side. The venue was definitely no frills. For the overpriced tickets, I expected a lot more for my money. Unless you really love the band that is performing I recommend that do not waste your time with this venue and just go to the House of Blues!
Lame venue. Sound system was pretty terrible. Lots of cracking, feedback, etc. They also misrepresent the tickets when you buy them. General Admission tickets had row numbers, and seat numbers listed, so youd assume to get seats, but you dont get any. Instead, you have to stand at the back and sides of the venue unless you pay for the more expensive "VIP" seating in the middle. Other places Ive been to specifically listed if you were in a general standing area, or had seating. Parking was also terrible. $10 to park in the general lot, and there are people standing there happy to take your money. At the end of the show, we didnt see any staff except for two cops standing in the front of the venue directing cars onto the street. No one in the actual parking lot to direct the hundreds of people all trying to leave at once. Wont go back. Theres other venues in Dallas.
I Went to the south side ballroom with my boyfriend to go see Megadeth, the show was great, but I hate this venue. Parking was expensive, $15-20, and very limited. Food and drink is also expensive here, I paid $12 for a Budweiser. We go to a lot of shows, so I understand that it is not uncommon to pay a lot for things at concerts, but this venue just pisses me off, especially since its a smaller venue charging arena prices. Venues like the rail and the gas monkey, offer free parking and much cheaper beverages and have a much friendlier staff. This venue is definitely not for short people either, very hard to see no matter where you stand if your under 5 8".