Name: Dave Gold
Title: Vice President of Entertainment
The word “FUN” is top-of-mind when thinking of the Hard Rock brand. What would you identify as the most fun part of your position?
The people and the experiences 100 percent. You have to have a sense of humor and be wide open to anything; it’s a different adventure every time an act comes through. Where else do you get the opportunity to be next to The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Idol and Steve Martin? Hard Rock has allowed me to do that.
Seminole Hard Rock is an international destination situated in sunny South Florida. What are the top five “must-do’s” for anyone who travels to the resort?
- The Pool and the Beach Club – Everyone soaks them up!
- The Rock Spa, where you can work out, get a spa service, or relax in the sauna all in one place. It’s a hidden gem!
- Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, our signature steakhouse, or Kuro, our new pride and joy, for an unforgettable dinner; L Bar, our newly renovated lobby bar for handcrafted cocktails; and Constant Grind for gourmet coffee and pastries – and people watching! Constant Grind is the terminal to the resort; everyone parks and watches there. It’s a great place to people watch; you see the whole Seminole Hard Rock world go by.
- Our 12th floor penthouse suites – I’d never leave! I’d move in right now and be very comfortable.
- Hard Rock Live. We are one big adult playground! You never know what you might be coming to HRL for, from comedy to classic to hard rock to opera to private events, poker tournaments, rodeos, billiards and more … We are the kitchen sink!
OFF THE CLOCK
What do you like to do on your time off?
My time off is usually spent with my family. My wife and I have a 7-year-old and a 12-year-old. We do a lot of things as a family. When I’m not spending time with them, I enjoy mountain biking, boot camp, kickboxing, zip lining, and traveling. Anything fast-paced my wife would say. I love turning my kids and family onto that! Life in the fast lane!
Who is one of your favorite music artists and why?
I have been so blessed to have worked with so many great artists that it wouldn’t be fair to only pick one. That said, I would say U2. I have never seen such a big band that is so humble and doesn’t even know they’re superstars. I’ve had the opportunity to work with them on multiple occasions, and it’s a humbling experience to see these guys in their raw state and to care deeply about what they’re putting forth for their fans.
What was the most memorable concert you’ve been to and why? How old were you?
Van Halen’s World Invasion “Party Til You Die Tour” was amazing. It was 1980. I was in junior high, and I snuck out to see the show. The magnitude of seeing that band for the first time was time was life-changing; it was more than I ever had the chance to experience. To see that much raw power come out of four guys … I’ve never see anything like it before. It was a bombastic experience.