Why Fans Are Always Having to Go to Terminal 5

You might have imagined that money explains, in the words of Matthew Perpetua, “why so many bands play the absolute worst major venue in New York City”: Terminal 5, over at 56th and 11th. You would be correct, as youngish and mid-level bands get a bigger cut there: “Because it’s owned by a local promoter, Bowery Presents, much of the infrastructure — stage hands, lighting, sound, security, things a band would have to pay for elsewhere — is in place.” (In a completely random sidebar, another Terminal 5, an actual terminal, at Heathrow airport, was also supposed to be more cost-effective, due to keeping out unions.)