Views Inside the Anthem

The Anthem offered some loyal local live music fans a preview of the new venue on The Wharf Sunday, Oct. 8.

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The line for the Oct. 8 soft opening stretched out to and along Maine Avenue.
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Music fans checking out the lobby.
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The view of the stage upon entering the main floor.
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Two balconies surround the room.
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View from the dance floor in front of the seating area. Danger Painters opened the set, featuring Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and NPR's Bob Boilen, whose band Tiny Desk Unit played the first and last shows at the old 9:30 Club.
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View from middway back through the floor seats.
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Three levels of bars.
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View from the center of the first balcony with the lights up between sets. Bat Fangs featuring Betsy Wright of Ex Hex on guitar and vocals would take the stage second.
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Cymbals hang from the ceiling as decoration.
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View from the upper balcony.
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Messthetics featuring Fugazi bassist Joe Lalley (left) and drummer Canty (center) closed the soft opening.
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View of the water from in front of the venue.
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