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Moon Phase



November 2018
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Bruce [userpic]
Premature Withdrawal

I got to the bar at just about 8:00pm last night. There wasn't exactly a crowd waiting, so I wasn't feeling too bad about it.

I forget exactly when I started - something like 8:30pm, I think. At that point, I had supersixy and writenwrong lined up - and more walked in. By 9:30pm, we actually had a nice little party going.

I even got a nice "glare of death" or two from trivialt.

Unfortunately, they all decided to leave by 11:00pm. I was left with a rotation consisting of myself and the recently arrived synkitty.

Angelino decided it would be a good time to close the place down. I was in fact most of the way through shutting down when supersniffles arrived at midnight.

Cindi, Synthia and I took off to Denny's by about 12:15am. On the way, I got a call from Paula, to say that 5 customers came up just as she was driving off.

So the bar did fairly poorly last night. Probably about half as well as it could have, which still would have been kinda wimpy. The real problem I have with this sort of thing is that it sets a precedent. Every time people show up late, and the place is closed, makes it more likely they won't come in at all. That kind of situation snowballs rapidly.

I've already talked to Paula about getting someone else to bartend. I understand she doesn't have a huge number of possibilities right now, but Angelino is just not a great choice for slow nights. He's nice enough, and makes a damn good drink, but when things get slow, he just sits there, staring off into space. It makes an empty night seem even emptier.

Maybe convincing Lily to go back to doing Mondays would work...

Anyway, I should get myself up. I've been told I'm being picked up and taken to the City at 4:10pm. From the tone, it'll be in whatever I'm wearing at the time.

And my bathrobe's kinda drafty.

Current Location: The Duplex
Mood: calmcalm
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It was almost kind of creepy, and definitely sort of... eerie... in there.

Cold, quiet, with very little energy.

Plus my voice was dry and raucous from all the singing I did in the 3.5 hours or so I spent driving in the car between San-J, Monterey, and Watsonville (and back)

Which is odd, especially when you have people there like Sarah and Paul.

It's quite possible I just had the wrong energy for the night - I didn't sleep much Monday. But I also think having an uninvolved bartender has a huge effect on slow nights.

Of course, poor Stanley trying to wrap his mind around having a friend attempt suicide probably didn't help things...

is having a LJ account a pre-requisite for singing at one of your shows? Or is it just a convenient coincidence that so many people do ;)

I have a tendency to talk more about those that do.

But it was already a hotbed of LJ activity when I got there. I was pestered for quite a while on the subject until I finally gave in and got myself an account.

Oddly enough, it was having a cute girl curling up to me and saying "it would be so much easier to communicate if you had one" that finally pushed me over the edge.

I'm sooooo predictable...

Wait, so what nights do you KJ now? I was still on the Sun/Mon/Thurs schedule, and have been trying to get time to go to a Sun/Mon show.

Still the same schedule - that was all about the Monday show.

D'oh. Got thrown off by some of the "move to Monday" talk.