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April 29, 2012


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It is great to see all those people in line on Socorro Rd. The restaurants and businesses around the area can use the help. Thank you Speaking Rock Entertainment. Keep concerts. 49er Kitchen 9911 Socorro Rd.


"...some of the dressing rooms and offices aren't unfinished,.." Hmm, so they are finished? Did they start with completed bathrooms and are working their way to unfinish them? Interesting jeje!


This is great for El Paso and especially the mission valley. The major issue is the traffic with only two ways to get to the venue City and County managers should really consider expanding the Border Highway all the way to Fabens.

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Very interesting concert review. I really admire the effort and the thought you have shared in your review.


It was barely 8pm by the time we got to the entrance of the venue (after crawling for 5 miles on Socorro Rd). Apparently the venue was filled to capacity already because city police were blocking the entrance and turning people away at every road entrance (I'm sure there were thousands who weren't able to attend). It was a bummer, to say the least. Godsmack deserved a bigger venue than what Speaking Rock had.


the show was awesome! but the place was crowded
and dangerous, several fights and incidents that i never saw in the parking lot in the last concerts. i don't think i will attend any other concert there :(


Sad thing about the new venue is the capacity. The old concerts at speaking rock never had a capacity and you could always count on getting into the concert. I was not allowed in because of the capacity the indoor facility has and will not be looking foward to not knowing if I will get into future concerts.


We were asked to leave because mangement stated we must gamble and drin to stay at free concert. Only 1 restroom. People were passing out due to ventalation. Too many fights. People crambed like sardine. Not well organized.


Spoke with alfonso and margie in security management and their conorn was not their customers it was the profit of drinking. I would rather pay and be safe. Shame on el paso constables. They did not serve and protect even with them eeprepresenting the county. They kept syaing they were in the Tiguas house? SHAME ON YOU. Marshalls and city ordinance should have been there to shut the place down. DANGEROUS concert.


This was a free concert with a known venue capacity. Speaking Rock repeatedly told everyone to arrive early if you wanted to get in (via Facebook, El Tiempo, etc). If you're not willing/can't get there early, well, too bad for you. This was not a dangerous concert. A few fights broke out (like most other rock shows) but were quickly dealt with by security. Mad props to Speaking Rock for staying on top of everything. Security was patrolling the floor and watching from the upper level VIP area. Remember, y'all are going to a general admission rock show, not the opera. Quit complaining.


Speaking Rock never advertises what time concerts will start. I wish it would. But I guess being there at 6pm would be wise.


Concerts at the parking lot in Ysleta were awesome!!! Lots of fresh air and space. Security was really good, lots of porta potties. Traffic and parking was not a problem. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the 5 MILE LINE of vehicles from the old venue at Speaking Rock parking lot all the way to the new venue at the Socorro Entertainment Center. Socorro road is an extremely dangerous 2 way only road, and a fatality is just waiting to happen. The new Entertainment center is just not worth the aggravation and hassle of waiting in that extremely long line on a public road. Concerts should return to the outdoor facility in Ysleta.


Free is not always good. If i would have been told about the conditions they were putting me in, I would never have gone. Shame on management trying to make a quick buck. Shame on el paso county constables for being there and turning their check. There should have been an inspection on building before holding concert there. Shame on mamagement for not putting safety first. There needs to be a inspection on building. There should never be anyone passing out due to ventalation. There must be signs if you have a gambling problem just like Inn of the Mountain Gods. The land might belong to the tigurabut my health and safety belongs to me.


Who inspects the Tigua buildings? LOOK at how manu restrooms available for 10,000 people. ONE. NOT all air conditioners were working. Where was security when people were knocked out during the fights. Ems was mre involved than security. Look at the blogs being posted about the condition people were put in. SHAME ON MANAGEMENT


I enjoyed both bands very much, although security should've kicked a few people out for their drunken behavior. I couldn't really concentrate on the band cause I was to busy thinking I was going to get hurt by the bunch of idiots that kept pushing everybody and banging their heads. After having so many people attend, the place really got suffocated and unable to breathe we had to stand next to the entrance in order to get some fresh air. I don't think they were prepared for any of this. Thank God I didn't get hurt but most of all upset because they served beer to people who already were too drunk.


Most of u guys are whiny little bitches, its FREE!!! you cant show up at eight and expect to get in ...Speaking Rock has done an amazing job. Tired of people complaining ...too many fights.. i've never been to a concert where brawls dont break out.. its common..beer n rock music..its gonna happen..if u dont like it dont go to fuckn shows!!


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