Andrea Sweazy Interview, 2005

Publication Year:
2005
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Repository URL:
https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/crohc000/45; https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/context/crohc000/article/1044/type/native/viewcontent
Author(s):
Durica, Mark (interviewer)
Tags:
Agora; popular music; music industry; ghosts; Oral History
recorded work description
In this 2005 interview, Andrea Sweazy, niece of legendary Cleveland Agora founder Henry LoConti and (currently) the booking agent for the Cleveland Agora, discusses her childhood, including her love of music while growing up; her college years in Chicago, including her early efforts to combine business acumen with the love of music; and her eventual entry into the family business in 2003. Sweazy also discusses the current rock-n-roll scene; how bands are booked at the Agora; quirky requests by big name bands; and finally shares interesting stories about the Agora, including the naming of the "Marilyn Manson" room and sightings of the ghost in the yellow coat.