After the fiasco we went through the last time we went to Walnut Creek, I’ll never go back to that venue. It was a complete disaster, the show should have been cancelled or rescheduled, but instead we only got 5 songs from the band we paid to see after sitting in traffic for an hour and a half, then nearly 3 hours of severe thunderstorm delays. No communication at all, people were wandering around like herd animals back and forth to the entrance, then back to their cars. We didn’t even stay to see the main band as it was already really late. They had to make the show go on
(even as short as it was) so they could keep our money and not have to reschedule. I’ll take RedHat a million times over Walnut Creek anytime.
Edit: We’ve also been evacuated from RedHat due to storms. However, we all calmly walked across the street and hung out in the lobby of the convention center until the storms passed, then went right back over to Red Hat. It was very organized and calm. Nothing like the chaos that was Walnut Creek. That is the difference of an urban venue (easy parking, place to evacuate to) vs being out in basically a bunch of fields with insufficient infrastructure to handle the crowds. Even thought RedHat is a smaller venue, the surrounding infrastructure is many fold improved over WC.