Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Hot For Teacher
    Join Date
    09.06.02
    Location
    East Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    261
    Last Online

    07.17.09 @ 01:29 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default "The Gorge" - Central WA

    For any VH fans living in the area... what kinds of shows does this venue get? How many shows per year approximately?

    Thinking of moving up that way, and can't be too far away from live music!

    Thanks in advance,

    -bd

  2. #2
    Atomic Punk fast98dodge's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.24.04
    Age
    43
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    8,212
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen II
    Last Online

    08.07.17 @ 08:14 PM
    Likes
    331
    Liked 313 Times in 149 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    The Gorge has one of the best views to see a concert in the world... There is the Columbia River Gorge behind the venue that is a great sight to see at sunset...

    As far as shows go, you're kinda missing the boat... There is less and less shows there due to violence and rapes in the camping area. Also, it's in the middle of nowhere and the cops hate it because of all the drunks trying to get west of the mountains back to the Seattle area. Having said that, there is still cool acts that play out there like Dave Matthews...

    The main places for shows up here is White River Amphitheatre, Clark County Amphitheatre, Key Arena, Tacoma Dome, and sometimes Qwest Field...

    Anyways, welcome to the Pacific Northwest!!!
    Jet City Super Stealth
    Marshall 50th Anniversary JCM-1H and Class 5 Combo
    Austin Speaker Works KTS-60

  3. #3
    The Frantic Antic TopTimi's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.19.04
    Location
    S. Florida
    Posts
    633
    Favorite VH Album

    Olive um
    Favorite VH Song

    Everybody Wants Some!!!
    Last Online

    06.14.13 @ 10:39 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Oh yeah, the Gorge used to have all the best acts. There was one point where I was able to buy season tkts. Used to have the best time camping a few miles away (across the river) in Vantage. Awesome cliff diving and always a party crowd. As said, most shows have moved on elsewhere. Too bad, cause I always loved the excuse to camp. Haven't been to the new venues yet as I now live in FLA. Man, you sparked some memories of that wonderful venue (VH x 2, CSN, SRV, Jeff Beck, Santana, Ozz, Steve Miller(first act to play there), Fleetwood Mac, and so so so much more.
    In fact, screw FLA, I think its time for another trip!!

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk fast98dodge's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.24.04
    Age
    43
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    8,212
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen II
    Last Online

    08.07.17 @ 08:14 PM
    Likes
    331
    Liked 313 Times in 149 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Totally, bro!!! We gotta have lunch at the Bus...

    I have seen VH, Rush, Robert Cray, Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Slayer and others I can't think of right now there...
    Jet City Super Stealth
    Marshall 50th Anniversary JCM-1H and Class 5 Combo
    Austin Speaker Works KTS-60

  5. #5
    Romeo Delight Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.06.02
    Age
    53
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    117
    Last Online

    07.02.09 @ 10:38 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    If you are close to Portland, don't forget about the Rose Garden Arena! Also, there are many smaller shows at wineries throughout Oregon and Washington....a great one is Maryhill winery in the Gorge. They are building a bigger stage this summer to get bigger shows there next summer. Great place to see a show.

    For me, Clark County Amp just blows. One way in, one way out...3 hours in traffic. Blah! The problem is they are getting all the rock shows there lately.

    Anyhoo...you wont lack for music choices in the Pac NW.


    E

  6. #6
    The Dude Dan Halen's Avatar
    Join Date
    07.16.00
    Age
    32
    Location
    Corvallis, OR, USA
    Posts
    9,345
    Last Online

    09.26.07 @ 02:38 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    I saw Sam and Dave at the Gorge, it was a great venue. I was in the back of the seated area, but just about everyone had an awesome view.
    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

  7. #7
    Atomic Punk fast98dodge's Avatar
    Join Date
    03.24.04
    Age
    43
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    8,212
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen II
    Last Online

    08.07.17 @ 08:14 PM
    Likes
    331
    Liked 313 Times in 149 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    For me, Clark County Amp just blows. One way in, one way out...3 hours in traffic. Blah!
    For me here in Oly, it's great because no one is entering from the north and no one is heading north to get home!!! I feel sorry for you guys heading south...
    Jet City Super Stealth
    Marshall 50th Anniversary JCM-1H and Class 5 Combo
    Austin Speaker Works KTS-60

  8. #8
    Hot For Teacher
    Join Date
    09.06.02
    Location
    East Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    261
    Last Online

    07.17.09 @ 01:29 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for all the info, gang. Looks like I gotta spend some time behind the wheel to get to and from any shows up there.

    -bd

    ps... if anyone would like to share some general info re: the Wenatchee area, feel free to pm me! ;-)

  9. #9
    Sinner's Swing! ChargerDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.24.03
    Age
    46
    Location
    Eugene, Orygun
    Posts
    3,320
    Favorite VH Album

    In the mood for OU812
    Favorite VH Song

    "Mean Street"
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 05:15 PM
    Likes
    1,188
    Liked 261 Times in 177 Posts

    Default

    The Gorge is dead, for the most part...why drive out to there in the middle of nowhere when you can go to White River or Clark County, if you are on the West side? Those venues severely hurt the Gorge, although it still will get the occasional big shows like Pearl Jam or three-day DMB.

    I saw KISS/Nugent/Skid Row there in 2000 and Sam and Dave in 2002. We camped for the Sans Halen show and it was so darn windy it we just went straight to bed after the show. For KISS I stayed in Ellensburg (yeah, needed the room to do my KISS makeup).

    At White River I've seen KISS/Aerosmith/Saliva in 2003, RUSH in 2004, and Ozzfest in 2004 and '05. Much rather go there since it's closer to Seattle-Tacoma.

    At Clark County I've seen KISS/Poison in 2004, RUSH in '04, and Judas Priest/Queensryche in 2005.

    It seemed like The Gorge was the big attraction when compared to a Portland Meadows back in the day. I remember Pollstar or someone named The Gorge the best outdoor amp in the country several times...and a few places in California are sorta modeled after it.
    VAN HALEN
    7-7-15 Ridgefield, WA
    12-1-07 Portland, OR
    10-22-04 Seattle, WA
    10-19-04 Portland, OR
    8-13-04 Oakland, CA
    8-11-04 Sacramento, CA
    8-10-04 San Jose, CA
    8-7-04 Las Vegas, NV
    8-6-04 Las Vegas, NV
    7-10-98 Portland, OR
    9-15-95 Portland, OR
    8-18-93 Portland, OR

    Sammy Hagar
    5-8-15 Lake Tahoe, NV
    5-2-08 Lake Tahoe, NV (w/ Michael Anthony)
    4-30-05 Lake Tahoe, NV (w/ Michael Anthony)
    4-29-05 Lake Tahoe, NV (w/ Michael Anthony)
    6-29-02 Gorge, WA
    10-13-99 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    10-12-99 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    10-9-99 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    7-10-99 Portland, OR
    8-15-97 Eugene, OR

    David Lee Roth
    8-19-05 Eugene, OR
    6-28-03 Tacoma, WA
    6-17-03 Portland, OR
    6-29-02 Gorge, WA
    9-2-01 Seattle, WA

    Chickenfoot
    6-3-12 Portland, OR

  10. #10
    Sinner's Swing! ChargerDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.24.03
    Age
    46
    Location
    Eugene, Orygun
    Posts
    3,320
    Favorite VH Album

    In the mood for OU812
    Favorite VH Song

    "Mean Street"
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 05:15 PM
    Likes
    1,188
    Liked 261 Times in 177 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    If you are close to Portland, don't forget about the Rose Garden Arena! Also, there are many smaller shows at wineries throughout Oregon and Washington....a great one is Maryhill winery in the Gorge. They are building a bigger stage this summer to get bigger shows there next summer. Great place to see a show.

    For me, Clark County Amp just blows. One way in, one way out...3 hours in traffic. Blah! The problem is they are getting all the rock shows there lately.

    Anyhoo...you wont lack for music choices in the Pac NW.


    E
    Print out the carpool pass online for Clark Cty. and you can get in and out in a matter of moments. And it's right next to I-5!
    VAN HALEN
    7-7-15 Ridgefield, WA
    12-1-07 Portland, OR
    10-22-04 Seattle, WA
    10-19-04 Portland, OR
    8-13-04 Oakland, CA
    8-11-04 Sacramento, CA
    8-10-04 San Jose, CA
    8-7-04 Las Vegas, NV
    8-6-04 Las Vegas, NV
    7-10-98 Portland, OR
    9-15-95 Portland, OR
    8-18-93 Portland, OR

    Sammy Hagar
    5-8-15 Lake Tahoe, NV
    5-2-08 Lake Tahoe, NV (w/ Michael Anthony)
    4-30-05 Lake Tahoe, NV (w/ Michael Anthony)
    4-29-05 Lake Tahoe, NV (w/ Michael Anthony)
    6-29-02 Gorge, WA
    10-13-99 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    10-12-99 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    10-9-99 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    7-10-99 Portland, OR
    8-15-97 Eugene, OR

    David Lee Roth
    8-19-05 Eugene, OR
    6-28-03 Tacoma, WA
    6-17-03 Portland, OR
    6-29-02 Gorge, WA
    9-2-01 Seattle, WA

    Chickenfoot
    6-3-12 Portland, OR

  11. #11
    Sinner's Swing! ChargerDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.24.03
    Age
    46
    Location
    Eugene, Orygun
    Posts
    3,320
    Favorite VH Album

    In the mood for OU812
    Favorite VH Song

    "Mean Street"
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 05:15 PM
    Likes
    1,188
    Liked 261 Times in 177 Posts

    Default

    Some of my Gorge memories are Dave calling out Seattle, and then Sammy later that night mentioning we were nowhere near Seattle.

    And then for KISS, Paul Stanley talked about taking a summer vacation a few years before and driving through Yakima and the Northwest (I always wondered if he just made that up...he doesn't seem like the road trip type).
    VAN HALEN
    7-7-15 Ridgefield, WA
    12-1-07 Portland, OR
    10-22-04 Seattle, WA
    10-19-04 Portland, OR
    8-13-04 Oakland, CA
    8-11-04 Sacramento, CA
    8-10-04 San Jose, CA
    8-7-04 Las Vegas, NV
    8-6-04 Las Vegas, NV
    7-10-98 Portland, OR
    9-15-95 Portland, OR
    8-18-93 Portland, OR

    Sammy Hagar
    5-8-15 Lake Tahoe, NV
    5-2-08 Lake Tahoe, NV (w/ Michael Anthony)
    4-30-05 Lake Tahoe, NV (w/ Michael Anthony)
    4-29-05 Lake Tahoe, NV (w/ Michael Anthony)
    6-29-02 Gorge, WA
    10-13-99 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    10-12-99 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    10-9-99 Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico
    7-10-99 Portland, OR
    8-15-97 Eugene, OR

    David Lee Roth
    8-19-05 Eugene, OR
    6-28-03 Tacoma, WA
    6-17-03 Portland, OR
    6-29-02 Gorge, WA
    9-2-01 Seattle, WA

    Chickenfoot
    6-3-12 Portland, OR

  12. #12
    Good Enough
    Join Date
    07.17.06
    Age
    48
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,690
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning & Balance
    Favorite VH Song

    Don't Tell Me
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 09:12 PM
    Likes
    11
    Liked 108 Times in 65 Posts

    Default

    have only seen the sam/dave tour at the gorge, but by far and away my favorite venue to see a show. too bad the thing is dying off. being out in the middle of nowhere does kind of suck...
    it was great to go see the show, and just camp out before/after, very nice not having to drive home --- just party like hell!!!

  13. #13
    The Dude Dan Halen's Avatar
    Join Date
    07.16.00
    Age
    32
    Location
    Corvallis, OR, USA
    Posts
    9,345
    Last Online

    09.26.07 @ 02:38 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Yeah, I wanted to see Tool live this year but the Gorge is their only Northwest date, and I don't want to go all the way out there for it.
    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. "Say Uncle," "You Wear It Well," "River Wide" and "Left for Dead."
    By extreme red roth in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 12.28.16, 06:31 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09.21.06, 10:36 AM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01.17.03, 02:11 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01.15.03, 07:45 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06.02.01, 07:16 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •