August 14, 2002
Since 1974, when the owner launched this venue in an old Quonset hut, ugly but with excellent acoustics, instead of going "belly up," it has thrived and attracted Etta James, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Erykah Badu, Joe Walsh, Cypress Hill, the Young Dubliners and one of my favorites, Lindsay Buckingham, to name just of a few of the top talents who’ve played there. A smart engineering staff assures the sound will be optimum from any seat and so the views are equally good from any seat in the house. If you feel like dancing, it’s got a big stage for it during performance down times. A patron’s parking lot in the rear efficiently provides for that necessity.
Before the show, you can purchase snacks like chicken tenders or vegetarian spring rolls or an 8 inch pizza and drinks for under $10.00, or you can visit their Wild Note Café next door for a more leisurely and fancy meal .They have an excellent web site at www:bellyup.com., at which you can sign up for e-mail notification of coming attractions. Ticket sales open at noon daily at (858) 481-8140. For free, on Wednesday, August 28, at 9 p m, local radio station 2819X presents "Loudspeaker," a local music showcase that highlights San Diego performers on our very active music scene. For any "big name" show, it’s wise to buy tickets early, as they usually sell out early.
From journal Solana Beach, CA-Sleeping Beauty Awakened