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“Still Great after-all-these-years”
Review of The Forum

The Forum
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Inglewood
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

The Forum's free wifi is named "Fabulous Forum" it isn't far-off from the truth. Aside from the tight spacing between rows, think discount airline, it is a pleasant place. It's cool that the "classic" original architecture has been enhanced and the lightning made current.

The bar(s) and concession areas are inviting and well attended-to and service was commendable. The space overall, made it easy to catch-up and converse with friends. The wall-art or almost-murals to the greats ( Michael Jackson, Elvis and others who have performed here) are a nice touch. The venue is small(er) and at capacity may seat upwards 17,500 whereas the Staples Center is nearly 18,118. It may be better to hear a band rather a single vocalist, or sole performer due the bleakness looking-towards, a well-lit, empty or unfilled stage. There are really no bad seats - again, the venue is fab.

Men's & Women's Restrooms are subterranean - meaning steps down & back-up, it's meant to eliminate lines encroaching into concession areas - surely a 1960's design noting smoking was allowed indoors back then. Other reviewers may not have considered the decade(s) of original design.

Parking is cash only, $25.00 on average. Cocktails a 1.5oz pour - $11.00; and a large Heinken $12. Credit cards are accepted at concession areas.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Saw Steely Dan last night. The music was distorted and you couldn't hear the vocals. I hope they fix it before November. I have (expensive) tickets to see Fleetwood Mac.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Queen +Adam Lambert on July 3: we were so excited to see one of our favorite bands with the addition of a great singer in the "totally refurbished" Forum. We'd read that Madison Square Garden had redone the Forum to make a premier music venue. Our seats were to the right of the stage, fairly high up, but had a good view of the entire stage. When the music started, we all turned to each other and said " sure hope they fix the sound soon". It sounded like we were out in the parking lot listening to the concert. There didn't seem to be any monitors on either side of the stage and the only people on their feet or dancing were right in front of the stage. I don't think we'll ever go back to this venue. The sound in the Forum was better when it was a basketball court. In addition the bathrooms were all down 2 flights of stairs and very dangerous.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

At the Queen concert Thursday we arrived about an hour early to find the doors closed. The outdoor food and beverage service was pathetic. There was no food at the one hot dog stand open because they were out of the paper "boats" they put under the hot dogs. Hundreds of people would walk up to the stand and they would say order your hot dog at the bar. I stood in line at the bar to be told they had no hot dogs because they had no paper boats. They opened the doors finally and there were huge lines to get over priced prepackaged sandwiches. That was it for your Fabulous Forum food service. Can these people be more incompetent? Also if you purchased a water they poured the bottle into a cup and had no lids. How stupid is that. Beers are $12. Nice gouge.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

The grand re-opening of the forum! It was an excellent show with the Eagles! The Forum looked amazing and the acoustics are still awesome. The only downer was the size of the seats. Seems that they are made for tiny people!

Thank Tom V
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