gbatista’s Event Journal

Scullers jazz
Tuesday March 24, 2009 / 8:00pm (Curtis Henderson)
Live Music at Scullers Jazz Club
2 tickets
Assigned at Box Office

How was your experience?

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I was a bit surprised when I arrived at the event. Before I begin to discuss the things I dislike I would like to first day that the performer that I saw last night was unbelievable! The ban was top notch and the music just moved everyone in the crowd. I think that the my problem is with the actual venue itself is too small for the amount of people that buy tickets and show up. Everyone pays the same amount of money for their seats, it seems as though a selected group of people are seated in front of the stage. When I arrived 20 minutes before the show started, the front door was in a bit of chaos, the lady who was taking tickets was also sitting people and while she left the door unattended, many folks walked in without paying. When I handed her my ticket, without looking at it she looked at my partner and I and led us to two chairs crammed up next to the stage, behind the person playing the drums and timbales. We sat there all night looking at this man’s back. I asked the lady why she sat us there when she had approximately 12 tables opened in front of the stage? She reply that I didn’t make my reservations on time, I purchased my tickets many days in advance. As I sat in my high chair next to the stage all night, I was impossible to order a drink. They had 3 waiters and two of them focused on the folks sitting by the stage. A large section was left to this one gentlemen who I had to sit around after the show and wait to make sure he received the money for my check. Once I found the waiter, I went to the lobby and paid my $5 dollars for the parking, as it turns out I didn’t have to pay since the gate was open for everyone to leave for “free” To make a long story short, some folks got in for free, got a free meal since the waiter didn’t collect the checks and on top of that skipped the parking payment. Overall, if you’re a Jazz lover I recommend the music and artists, they ware wonderful. The venue I give it 20 thumbs down. The night cost me $100 bucks, lesson learned.