Hiyashacks wrote:Bono as a brummie I am guessing you've probably been to a Academy show set up for the NIA before? If so whats its like? I hear it holds about 4,500. Looks like quite an intimate set up from the vid on the NEC website.
I've been to the NIA Academy only a few times before, none of which were music concerts. Does anybody remember the 'Gladiators'? Old TV show on ITV (Channel 3)...that came from the NIA in Birmingham. I also went to see David Copperfield, the magician there. Both events were amazing, although there were a couple of tech problems with Copperfield...but this was like 1995...ages ago. Its a great arena and in my opinion, better than the NEC. When it's full, the atmosphere for the NIA is amazing...Birmingham is full of great venues...NEC,NIA,Academy,Symphony Hall (This is meant to have one of the greatest sound systems in the country but it's not really for rock concerts lol...) I think the Vai camp probably chose the best place to have the concert, I just hope its good, which I'm sure it will be (It's Vai and Satriani, of course it will!)