By: Ian Maikisch
“Sofar transforms everyday spaces – like a living room or retail shop – and turns it into a captivating venue for secret, live shows, creating an immersive experience that brings guests and artists closer together. Each Sofar is small, and typically features three diverse acts, with no headliner.” – Sofar Sounds Website
Gainesville just had it’s first Sofar Sounds show! The thing that makes these shows so cool though is how secretive they are. So much of the show is kept under strict lock and key until the show happens. First off, you have to apply for tickets on the Sofar Sounds website, you can’t just buy one however and whenever. People who apply for these tickets are applying though, with no knowledge of the acts performing or where the show will be taking place. These details are only emailed out to the people right before the show that are “in the know” enough to have applied.