Re: “Dome didn’t do right by Gaga fans” (letter, 8-25).
The writer singling out the Tacoma Dome for lack of security at the recent Lady Gaga concert obviously does not attend many live shows.
I started going to music events in 1968, starting with the Jimi Hendrix Seattle homecoming, and over the last 40 plus years have encountered a broad spectrum of poor crowd management at every major Northwest venue – everything from a fan leaping to his demise at a Seattle Led Zeppelin show to a foul-mouthed 15-year-old showering my wife with all the liquor he had consumed before a Tom Petty performance at Key Arena.
The Tacoma Dome is nowhere close to possessing a monopoly on boorish and even dangerous behavior at its shows. To suggest otherwise reveals a lack of event experience and a comically misguided “superiority complex” in the age- old Seattle vs. Tacoma argument.
It’s truly puzzling that she would cite Husky Stadium and Safeco Field as bastions of safe and pleasant events. Neither is known for hosting concerts, but obviously this individual has never been seated in the student section in the former, or near rabid Red Sox or Yankee fans at the latter.