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Re: The Atlanta Club

From: Derek Martin <dmartin_at_isn.net>
Date: Thu 23 Apr 1998 - 19:25:32 PDT


Sounds a lot like the Twelve Bar Club in terms of intimacy and not leaving one's place unguarded...

>I found this while surfing for a place to stay....I think it shall be an
>entirely different vibe than the GAMH.
>
>Bob
>
>ATLANTA'S BEST MUSIC VENUE:
> THE POINT
> 420 Moreland Ave.; 404-659-3522
>
> The Point, often the site of afternoon
> shows that draw long lines of the pierced
> and the proud, is intimate in the extreme.
> Since there's no backstage, bands have to
> wend their way through the audience to
> play their set. The scene has an elegant
> passive aggression: Play well or else.
> These close quarters also put demands on
> the audience. Waiting can be a mind game,
> as various smokable substances materialize
> and the haze thickens, and getting a drink
> means confronting the person who has
> taken your place when you return. A
> smaller room offers some respite but it,
> too, is cramped, and patrons compete for
> tables and chairs. Once you find a place at
> the Point, there's really no point in leaving
> it. The music is the main event, not the
> bar. It's a no-frills box that brings you
> closer to many future stars than you'll ever
> get again. Saying years later that you saw
> Me'Shell at the Point will surely impress,
> because you probably could have reached
> out and touched her. A warning: It's
> Dante's inferno in here, so leave the coat
> in the car.
>
>
Received on Wed Apr 29 12:53:08 1998

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