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A Look at the Historic L.A. Coliseum and What It’s Like to Play There

The landmark venue is celebrating its 100th birthday and the best could be yet to come.

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The L.A. Coliseum marks its 100th anniversary with “Coliseum Forever,” a series of events stretching into next year. There will be USC Trojans home football games (the contest against Notre Dame in November is a hot ticket) and such spectacles as mega-EDM events with Kaskade and deadmau5 in December. Next year will see big NASCAR and SuperMotocross events at the Exposition Park venue which has an incredible 77,500 capacity and was designated a National Historic Monument in 1984. And of course, there’s also the 2028 Summer Olympics to look forward to—and L.A. knows how to do that right as the Coliseum hosted the Games in 1932 and 1984.

Recently, culture writer Lina Lecaro asked Adélaïde Panaget and Naïri Badal, members of the French classical duo Jatekok, (the Hungarian word for “game”) about the experience of opening for the German metal industrial powerhouse Rammstein at the legendary venue. The duo replied, “Rammstein’s show is an exceptional and incredible show that is put on by a whole team of professionals. It’s impressive to be part of this machine. It is an exceptional experience to live. What is interesting about their group is that each member is highlighted in his own way, even if of course the singer carries a lot at the vocal level, in their stage presentation everyone is highlighted.”

Click here for Lecaro’s full interview.VV editors

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