Now You Have a Boat.

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Today, there were a bunch of dudes freezing their fingers off all morning, hoisting the thing up, fastening it with C-Clamps, and then bolting it to the pre-existing structure which once belonged to the Palace Theater. Phish played there December 29, 1992. That's about the last time anything really interesting or significant happened in the location, save for a handful of cover bands with intense visual accompaniment.

The sign was built by Artfx, designed by the illustrious sign maker Lawren Rosen. First shows at the venue will include The Machine with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Lyle Lovett (of "if I had a Boat" fame), not to mention Mates of State with Polaris. 

For you American Bandstand alumni, If you miss the old Palace Theatre and the old Hot Tub sound, you can easily get down to this 90 minute performance: an Evening With Paul Anka.