I went to college in Pittsburgh and I absolutely love Star Lake (well, it’s the Post-Gazette Pavillion now). The scene is usually very chill out there in the sticks, even though the cops do like to spring checkpoints every so often (HORDE in 1998 netted almost 100 arrests). Blossom Music Center is another nice place with possibly the most unusual pavillion design I’ve seen. My favorite of the mammoth-size sheds is still Merriweather Post, but Star Lake is a close second. Calling Star Lake a Pittsburgh venue is almost as absurd as calling Tweeter a Boston venue, but I suppose the proximity is close enough.
Now all we need to do here in Maine is get the Old Orchard Beach Ballpark open for shows again (this time sticking to more low-risk crowds like the Brothers).
HEY GREGG!! COME TO MAINE!! WE LOVE YOU UP HERE!!