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What does "in the round" mean?
August 10, 2004 6:24 PM   Subscribe

I am planning on going to a concert at the American Airlines center in Dallas, TX and the concert is listed as in the round. What does "in the round" mean?
posted by busboy789 to Writing & Language (8 answers total)
The stage is in the center, surrounded by seats on all sides. (Last definition here.)
posted by Vidiot at 6:27 PM on August 10, 2004

It means that the ghosts of tacky, kitchy acts will permeate the place.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:54 PM on August 10, 2004

It means that every couple of numbers, Joe Elliot will be left alone onstage while the rest of the band goes under the stage to get sucked off by members of the audience and their mothers.
posted by interrobang at 8:23 PM on August 10, 2004

It also means there's a fairly good chance that you won't be looking at the front of the performer at any given moment. But they'll be closer.
posted by smackfu at 8:24 PM on August 10, 2004

Don't listen to those gits or you'll just end up all embarassed!

"In the round" means you don't wear any clothing. It's a nude concert.

Surfing the crowd is not especially recommended.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:39 PM on August 10, 2004

You should wear a costume.
posted by Witty at 11:56 PM on August 10, 2004

I like the last two. It is a Barry Manilow concert after all.
posted by busboy789 at 4:19 AM on August 11, 2004

Mostly likely the performer will be moving a round.
Saw Prince like this. The American Airlines Center is a medium size venue.
posted by thomcatspike at 9:04 AM on August 11, 2004

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