i95, point well taken. I remember the two other locations of the Birchmere, and we have NOT even discussed the 930 club, located in Washington, DC for live music. Do you remember the original location of the 930 club at 9th and F (or was it G St), where the rats in the alley would snarl at you? Boy, was i afraid of those urban predators! Some were as big as compact cars!!
I enjoy all three venues, especially the fact that the Birchmere’s listening room is smoke free, and has a well lit secure parking lot as opposed to IOTA (which has none) and the 930 club (which isn’t in the greatest of neighborhoods).