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“Legondary OC outdoor convert venue closing.”

Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Ranked #15 of 48 things to do in Irvine
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I've seen many concerts here. The last one this past Saturday 10/22 and saw Jimmy Buffet. It's such a great venue and I hate to see it go. Sadly, there will be lots of homes in it's place soon. This weekend is the LAST concert here. Gwen Stafani. There were so many tail-gate paraties in the parking lot. Some I think in the RV's were there just to party as they were still around their RV prior to the concert ending.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was here last night for the, I believe, 2nd to last show at this venue, given by Jimmy Buffet. This is is a terrible facility and it is amazing from a safety standpoint it has survived this long. Coming into the facility, no one was directing any of the traffic. It was one long mess with people inventing lanes and cutting people off. Once on to the grounds signs directed people to stay in 4 Lanes for general parking, that merged into 2 without no signage, staff standing around and dog eat dog mentality of the drivers. Once in the lot it was pandemonium, people parked however they chose, across multiple spaces, diagonally you name it. There was long circuitous path to get to any parking with no real planning and no staff reigning in the chaos. Once in the venue there is one entrance and exit for both the lower bowl and the terrace and lawn seating. After the show it was overcrowded, people jostling and light pushing. I am not claustrophobic and began to feel uncomfortable. Had anyone fallen it could have created a very dangerous situation. How anyone can be saddened by this venue's closing is a mystery. Once in the parking lot the exiting process was equally chaotic and the filth and debris left behind without removing it or placing in trash receptacles was horrible.

Thank JJLMc
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for oddball comedy tour. Venue is nice with ample parking and services. Getting to seating may be a challenge if you have trouble walking but otherwise great location and has a nice time.

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Overall nice outdoor music venue. For the Jack’s 11th and especially the KROQ Weenie Roast events there was a good selection of food, drink and merch vendors and the space to have them. The sound was decent for some bands and really good for others - I didn’t hear any really low sound quality that I have in some (especially indoor) venues. I highly prefer seeing musical artists/live music in this type of venue over a large sports arena with a lot of awful seats, acoustic/sound issues and an overall stuffy environment. The downsides here are the rude box office staff and parking. It is an utter nightmare to get out of the parking lot at the end of an event. It takes forever, there is zero direction and maybe one employee directing traffic, only at the actual exit. I thought there needed to be security and traffic directors in that parking lot...and I don’t think I was wrong in those thoughts as a fight broke out in the parking lot with no security to break it up and it took 45 minutes to get out of the lot. Considering they add $8.00 to every ticket sold for parking, you would think that they could/would spring for some security. However, it’s pretty sad that this venue is closing to put up yet more...condo’s?! Perhaps a sad sign of the times.....

Thank JenHope88
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went to see Tesla, Reo Speedwagon and Def Leppard.
Traffic was killer so we missed Teslas set.

The shows themselves were really cool.

The venue is very steep, which makes it stand out from most amphitheatres ive been to. You can be way back and still get great views.

We where in row 11 and had great views and excellent sound.

Variety of food is decent and amount of bars makes sure that you don't have long lines.

Only negative would be the toilets that there should have been more off.

I had a great experience here and think its a shame that they are tearing it down later this year.

Thank deaf_leopard
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