Sometimes the parking can be a bit of a hassle, but thirty or so cars parked up to a block away is manageable.
Some good points Richard but I've never seen a situation where playing a house concert would indicate someone was "on the skids". Just the EXACT opposite. To me it's extremely sad to see someone I admire playing in a bar when ANYONE is chatting through the music. If an artist has been used to playing 1000 seat auditoriums and can't fill 'em anymore, that usually has everything to do with his/hers "major label" affiliation. Why a REAL fan of an artist would object to spending 20 bucks to spend an evening in a perfect concert situation is beyond me.