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Review of The O2 Institute

The O2 Institute
Ranked #89 of 151 Nightlife in Birmingham
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately this gig was in Institute 2 which is quite small and I would fear that in the event of a fire not many would survive as there appeared to be only 2 exits for around 600 people, basically it’s a moss pit with no seating and with a pint of lager at £5.20 very expensive ( its cheaper in London!)
The gig itself was great - Greta Van Fleet a band you really should take note off, a young Led Zep in their early years, superb.

Thank Dave P
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

What a superb experience, seeing a fantastic band so close up, in this intimate venue.
Worth getting there early, to get an even closer view.

Thank Andre B
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

I've been to a few gigs here and while I love the venue itself and how intimate it is, there are two (or three?) rooms within the building and the staff have pointed us to the wrong room on two occasions now. One time actually cost us the first 15 minutes of the band we were supposed to be seeing. Staff need to double check that people know where they're supposed to be and actually be clued up on who's playing where.

The staff have also been quite disorganised with the queuing system every time I've been. They've either struggled to organise the different queues for different bands or accidentally allowed a lot of the general queue in before the O2 priority queue. The organisation and communication just needs to be better, there's always a problem.

1  Thank Holly G
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Went to see Blue October play last night nad the staff, venue and service was completely amazing! The band were of course brilliant as ever but can't speak highly enough of the venue and the staff; they helped make the occasion more wonderful!

Thank thunderbirdsport
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Saw Blue October here. If the rating was for the performance of the band I would easily have given a five star review they were amazing.

The venue itself holds two concerts as far as I could tell. We were in the upstairs area. Couldn't fault the audio or lighting. It is very intimate compared to some larger venues. We only had Pepsi but the price was very reasonable.

The only fault was the queue system outside. As there were 2 gigs and different types of ticket holders the queues got mixed up. This seemed to annoy a lot of people in the queues. Signs at the front and back of the queue would have easily solved this. Supposedly this is a common theme.

Thank Lt_Shade
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