I miss this place. Apparently, many were critical of how dark it was in there, but I really loved that aspect. It encouraged everyone to focus on what was happening on the floor. That strategy has definitely changed. Occasionally, I was lucky and got to enter the arena through some sort of press/VIP entrance and it was a hallway lined with large pictures of people who had performed there. The ones that stuck with me were Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley. As a kid who loved Zep, it was staggering to think that I was in the same building those guys once stood in, too. The Elvis picture was weird to me, though, ‘cause the photo was from near the end of his life and he looked so gaudy and ill, like a spent force.