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Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Went here for the Paul Simon how last night. The car lines to get in were unlike anything I have ever seen. Parking was $15 - lines slow to get in, etc. However having been to Ravinia in Chicago, this place failed expectations. No chairs higher than 12 inches, no coolers, no outside food or water. We had lawn seats so weren't expecting much, but there were so many people that there was no room on the hill, the side views are obstructed by beams, trees, flags, etc. The amphitheater faces the sun. It was just an all around disappointment. Paul Simon was great - but for the ticket costs and the long drive we will never go back to this theater. We will stick to Ravinia where we can get there by train, bring our coolers - and not be forced to pay ridiculous costs for a beer ($9/can). Maybe if you had a smaller name and sat in the theater, or are a college kid, this place is fine for that. But not worth my time and money to go back.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Helps when weather cooperates for these types of events and on May 21 weather indeed was pleasant for attending The 1975 concert at this venue just 20 min north of Detroit. We were seated under the pavilion (row DD) and found both sound and viewing were excellent! Here's my best tip for any concert goers in the future - GET THE VIP Parking! It will save you so much time getting out off the grounds especially following a sold-out show. $15 for standard field parking and $35 for VIP. It is worth every penny and then some if you wish to make a quick and easy escape especially if you have some distance between you and home.

Date of experience: May 2016
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