alfamale 25 Apr 12, 17:44
Recently went to 02 for the first time - dreadful place. A heavy gig, they had sniffer dogs everywhere, offered ear plugs, everything very cold and sterile and distant.
Have been to the Appollo many times over the years and it has always been my favourite place for gigs; a good size, relatively intimate and comfortable and not sterile like the 02 is. If you want food, go into Hammmersmith before or after gig, they have most things from the Gate down.