the Rosemont vs the United Center
Hi Andrea! :hiya
I grew up in the Chicago 'burbs and went to quite a few shows at the Rosemont. Frankly, IMO, it all depended on the show. Sometimes the sound was good :up , sometimes atrocious :down . I really don't see it as a small arena though. Ruben is playing at the Vic in Chicago which IS quite small and intimate however. I've been to a few shows there as well, like 10,000 Maniacs and the Go Gos (Go ahead and laugh ya'll :teeth ). I think Ruben fans will be in for a treat going to his show there because it's really quite small in comparison to places like the UC and Rosemont, and also smaller than the Aragon Ballroom, another place for concerts in Chicago. In fact, I'd have to say the best concerts I've been to in Chicago, as far as sound was concerned, were at the Vic.
Having been to the infamous UC concert last summer, I concur that it's a pity Clay's returning to "the scene of the crime" :laugh but at the same time I'm 110% sure you and your granddaughter will have a spectacular time. If anything, Clay will be working hard to ensure there is not a repeat occurrence of what transpired last year. ;) HAVE A GREAT TIME!!