yes, the "corporatization" of venues does seem to steal some of the character that made each place unique and special......however, it is unrealistic to think that any venue wouldn't grab the cash that comes their way, simply by putting up a verizon/allstate/etc. sign. gone are the days.......
hope the tour goes well for my favorite beatle, and i look forward to seeing him next time he's state-side. i would have loved to have caught some wings-era mccartney.......if only i was born a few years earlier.