concert houses/all age clubs being shut down in Spokane, WA
I've only been to a few big shows up here in Spokane because many of the bands play at bars or where you have to be 18 or 21 to get in. But, there is an all ages club called The Cretin Hop that was a perfect place for new bands to play and for kids to hang out. Until they had a private party and someone brought alcohol ( they don't have a liquor license). Now they have enforced a rule that you have to be 17 to get into the Cretin Hop without a parent. This is also becoming a rule for other all age places like The Blvd and The Empyrean. It's outrageous that we cant have one place where kids can go, listen to music, and hang out without our parents having to be there.