Electric Factory

★★★☆☆
  • 421 N 7th Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19123

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I'll echo what others have said. If the show is SRO, don't bother. Unless you're there as soon as the doors open, you won't be able to see a thing, even from the balcony. Also, the sound quality is poor. I've heard better music from local bands at bars--sure they aren't well known, but I get to see them and hear them!

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I'll echo what others have said. If the show is SRO, don't bother. Unless you're there as soon as the doors open, you won't be able to see a thing, even from the balcony. Also, the sound quality is poor. I've heard better music from local bands at bars--sure they aren't well known, but I get to see them and hear them!

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i purchased Phoenix tix for my sister, Sonya, as a 30th birthday gift. we both attended the gig in Philly together on Monday. it was the first Phoenix gig for both of us.

we started the gig with plenty of personal space around us in the 4th row center with a decent view. the band were AMAZING for the first 4 songs or so i was able to enjoy it. this guy behind me was right up against my back. he kept bumping into me. i could see his arms & hands in front of me whilst he danced. that's how close this mongrel was. he later accidentally elbowed me to the head. it hurt like H*LL! i took the torture for a bit, but after getting hit so many times, i finally had enough and asked him to please give me some personal space. the mongrel then said he was just dancing & had every right to be there. i told him if he wants to dance, there are plenty of clubs he could go to. he then asked if he could stand in front of me. LOL! i said absolutely not b/c i wouldn't be able to see. i told him not to f*cking touch me again.

in the meantime, some crazy kid started crowd surfing. he came directly over Sonya's head from behind. he knocked her glasses off her face. she managed to catch them using both hands to do so.

a few songs later, i don't remember which song, Thomas came off stage & into the crowd to our right. it was a complete blur. the next thing i know the crowd shifted quite quickly. a giant wave began. we suddenly got pushed violently from behind. Sonya told me to start making my way to the back of the venue. we ended up going upstairs after for the rest of the set. we couldn't see sh*t for all the punters. i tried to watch the poor video screens. by this point, however, i had lost complete interest in the gig. i was just angry. no one from security was anywhere near us whilst we were on the floor. i wanted to speak to someone at the venue before we left regarding the lack of security. Sonya asked me to wait. she wanted to leave before the intoxicated/high punters did. we left before the encore. i came home with a throbbing head, a stiff neck, and pain in my upper shoulders & back.

i'm going to call the venue today to speak to someone regarding our near death experience. i've probably been to hundreds of gigs over the years. this was a first for me. i've never been nearly killed at a concert. i want to see Phoenix again, but will definitely wait until they're at a better venue. a seated one. i won't be making a return trip the Electric Factory. ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

i purchased Phoenix tix for my sister, Sonya, as a 30th birthday gift. we both attended the gig in Philly together on Monday. it was the first Phoenix gig for both of us.

we started the gig with plenty of personal space around us in the 4th row center with a decent view. the band were AMAZING for the first 4 songs or so i was able to enjoy it. this guy behind me was right up against my back. he kept bumping into me. i could see his arms & hands in front of me whilst he danced. that's how close this mongrel was. he later accidentally elbowed me to the head. it hurt like H*LL! i took the torture for a bit, but after getting hit so many times, i finally had enough and asked him to please give me some personal space. the mongrel then said he was just dancing & had every right to be there. i told him if he wants to dance, there are plenty of clubs he could go to. he then asked if he could stand in front of me. LOL! i said absolutely not b/c i wouldn't be able to see. i told him not to f*cking touch me again.

in the meantime, some crazy kid started crowd surfing. he came directly over Sonya's head from behind. he knocked her glasses off her face. she managed to catch them using both hands to do so.

a few songs later, i don't remember which song, Thomas came off stage & into the crowd to our right. it was a complete blur. the next thing i know the crowd shifted quite quickly. a giant wave began. we suddenly got pushed violently from behind. Sonya told me to start making my way to the back of the venue. we ended up going upstairs after for the rest of the set. we couldn't see sh*t for all the punters. i tried to watch the poor video screens. by this point, however, i had lost complete interest in the gig. i was just angry. no one from security was anywhere near us whilst we were on the floor. i wanted to speak to someone at the venue before we left regarding the lack of security. Sonya asked me to wait. she wanted to leave before the intoxicated/high punters did. we left before the encore. i came home with a throbbing head, a stiff neck, and pain in my upper shoulders & back.

i'm going to call the venue today to speak to someone regarding our near death experience. i've probably been to hundreds of gigs over the years. this was a first for me. i've never been nearly killed at a concert. i want to see Phoenix again, but will definitely wait until they're at a better venue. a seated one. i won't be making a return trip the Electric Factory. ever.

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Security runs a tight ship. The venue itself is pretty sparse, but decent, I would imagine, for a punk rock or rock and roll show.

Sincerely, guy that had previously posted a negative review while in a terrible mood.

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★★★☆☆

Security runs a tight ship. The venue itself is pretty sparse, but decent, I would imagine, for a punk rock or rock and roll show.

Sincerely, guy that had previously posted a negative review while in a terrible mood.

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I went recently for a concert... it was pretty hard to see the stage unless I stood all the way in the back where the sound man was, right up against his setup where the floor sloped up. The upper section is a good idea, but still impossible to find a place to see them (if you're shorter in height!) when crowded. For sure, unless you go really early to claim a space, the band is going to look tiny from wherever you stand, or you're only going to catch glimpses of them in between people's heads in front of you.
Also, the sound mix was pretty poor... I could only hear the lead vocalist and the guitar... I could see the keyboardist singing and playing but couldn't hear him at all!

PROS: Price is good
CONS: Really big, hard to see the band, bad mix of sound.

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★★★☆☆

I went recently for a concert... it was pretty hard to see the stage unless I stood all the way in the back where the sound man was, right up against his setup where the floor sloped up. The upper section is a good idea, but still impossible to find a place to see them (if you're shorter in height!) when crowded. For sure, unless you go really early to claim a space, the band is going to look tiny from wherever you stand, or you're only going to catch glimpses of them in between people's heads in front of you.
Also, the sound mix was pretty poor... I could only hear the lead vocalist and the guitar... I could see the keyboardist singing and playing but couldn't hear him at all!

PROS: Price is good
CONS: Really big, hard to see the band, bad mix of sound.

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The Electric Factory is an awesome place to see a show! While it can get crowded and for most concerts they don't have seats, it's still a lot of fun. I have seen many, many concerts here and have always had a great time. Also, tickets are often easy to get and are reasonably priced for this venue. The Electric Factory isn't a huge place, but that adds to the fun because you have a chance to be up close to your favorite bands!

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The Electric Factory is an awesome place to see a show! While it can get crowded and for most concerts they don't have seats, it's still a lot of fun. I have seen many, many concerts here and have always had a great time. Also, tickets are often easy to get and are reasonably priced for this venue. The Electric Factory isn't a huge place, but that adds to the fun because you have a chance to be up close to your favorite bands!

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This is a cool place to go and see a show. It is a huge factory-style concert hall, with two levels and multiple bars. There are mostly just standing areas, but there are certain areas with seating. I saw Erasure here and it was a great time; a huge, happy party scene. Try to drink at a nearby bar first and then go here because drinks are very pricey. Not many below $10. And since tickets are pricey as well it can be an expensive night out. There is plenty of parking in lots next to the Electric Factory, but again be prepared to pay. If you like risks, there is offstreet parking several blocks away from this place.

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★★★☆☆

This is a cool place to go and see a show. It is a huge factory-style concert hall, with two levels and multiple bars. There are mostly just standing areas, but there are certain areas with seating. I saw Erasure here and it was a great time; a huge, happy party scene. Try to drink at a nearby bar first and then go here because drinks are very pricey. Not many below $10. And since tickets are pricey as well it can be an expensive night out. There is plenty of parking in lots next to the Electric Factory, but again be prepared to pay. If you like risks, there is offstreet parking several blocks away from this place.

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This place is too big to see any band. The balcony offers the option of leaving the under 21 crowd below, but that doesn't quiet make up for the fact that all the sound gets lost in the cavernous space. Chances are tickets for this venue will be relatively high too. You're better off seeing a show at a smaller venue with cheaper tickets, if you have the option.

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★★★☆☆

This place is too big to see any band. The balcony offers the option of leaving the under 21 crowd below, but that doesn't quiet make up for the fact that all the sound gets lost in the cavernous space. Chances are tickets for this venue will be relatively high too. You're better off seeing a show at a smaller venue with cheaper tickets, if you have the option.

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When bands blow up and they're on their way towards stadium tours, the Electric Factory will catch them before they get there. The venue is set up like a warehouse, with the bar off to the side. The openness doesn't do the sound very much good. Many of the shows I've seen tend to have pretty muddy sound compared to other venues.

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★★★☆☆

When bands blow up and they're on their way towards stadium tours, the Electric Factory will catch them before they get there. The venue is set up like a warehouse, with the bar off to the side. The openness doesn't do the sound very much good. Many of the shows I've seen tend to have pretty muddy sound compared to other venues.

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