An all-access pass to Webster Hall

Chasing News went behind the scenes at New York's most iconic concert venue, Webster Hall.

Chasing News went behind the scenes at New York's most iconic concert venue, Webster Hall.

Webster Hall became an official NYC landmark in 2007. Vice president of concerts Heath Miller, spoke a little about its history.  

“It was built in 1886, and it was originally built as a social gathering hall for political hall for unions,” Miller said. “It was the first place to host gay and lesbian parties. Supposedly, Al Capone owned it for a little bit, and prohibition never existed at Webster Hall.”

There are three floors with different stages, enough to fit all their guests. However, outside the line to get in it was already stretching down the block, especially because this concert was sold out.

Then the doors open for the event and people started flooding in.

In the VIP area, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the grand ballroom.

Ratatat was performing this particular night, and the show was full of lasers and the crowd was loving it!

But to make all this happen it isn't easy.

What also makes Webster Hall special is all the action behind the bar.

After the concert, a crew came into clean up the mess, get the band on its way, and set up for the next event: a dance party.

“These are all our guys that do the heavy lifting. They have like an hour and a half to do six hours of work,” said Production Manager, Anthony Lasala. 

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