Well it looks like plans for the Fillmore in Downtown Silver Spring ("The Purple Line of Concert Halls") are finally official. I don't know what I can say about this that already hasn't been said, but I advise hiding all sharp objects in certain surrounding neighborhoods.
Of course, by the time it opens, I may be too old to go out to concerts, at least on a regular basis. In the meantime, I will still have to trudge down to the 9:30 club on a Tuesday night to see Wilco. I'm just relieved that this whole CF has finally been put to bed... or has it?
Let's take a trip down memory lane with some selected Birchmere/Fillmore posts:
8/30/06: Doug Duncan Announces that Birchmere is coming to Silver Spring.
7/25/07: Birchmere plans get nixed; wait, what's this about Live Nation?
7/31/07: Your neighbors and the county government know better than you what you should enjoy listening to. Sadly, the Rock-afire Explosion video is now private. I really wanted to watch that again :(
9/15/07: Nothing "objectionable" will ever be sung at Live Nation.
9/26/07: Live nation deal is official, only not.
9/26/07: If not Michael Bolton, then who?
9/27/07: Bennedict Duncan wants to take his state money with him.
11/6/07: Seth Hurwitz gets spooked by Live Nation, suddenly extremely interested in Silver Spring venue.
11/30/2007: Are we going to end up with... an empty JC Penney's building?