The Manchester Academy

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Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom

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The Manchester Academy Mar 06, 2010
The Manchester Academy is a music venue a little way out of the city centre, near Manchester University. ALthough lacking the distinctive decor of the Apollo, it is a very nice venue.

The accoustics are good, and the stage is big enough to allow a decent set up. The beer is not too expensive, and with two bars, there is not usually an insane queue for a drink unless you try to go right after the support band finish.

Manchester crowds are generally friendlier than London crowds, and this makes for a good gig if the band are half decent.

I've been twice, and the security guys are friendly and not too much of a pain about things. You will get your handbag searched, girls, if you are silly enough to bring one. But they are pretty cool about it.
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sarahelaine says:
I was watching the fun lovin criminals - nostalgia city! - but they are still ace. The surreal part was when some chick who was probably someone's mum - she can't have been less than ten years older than me - tipped her blue WKD over me and the boyfriend and launched a one woman mosh pit...

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Posted on: Mar 08, 2010
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