Friday May 24, 2013 / 7:00pmThe 8th Annual Jump Session Show
How was your experience?
We thought the show was interesting and worth the (discounted) price of admission. The performers, including the bridge skits were fun; although the vaudeville routines may have been a bit too extensive after a while. However, it's possible they were necessary to allow any staging for the next performers to be completed. Our primary motivation, though, was to see Meschiya Lake and her Little Big Horns. We had seen Ms. Lake earlier in a local performance with the Seattle Rep Jazz Orchestra, and she was terrific. We had also "heard" she and her band on several YouTube recordings. Unfortunately, after the main dance program, everyone not possessing a wrist band for additional participation in the show was ushered out through a side entrance. Although we bought discount tickets through Goldstar, we bought the higher priced tickets which were supposedly good for additional attendance. We were not given any instructions or told about any need to "register" at a desk in the lobby in order to see and/or take part in the additional parts of the show, particularly hearing the band perform for dancing on the Benaroya stage or in the auditorium lobby. We were also "forced" to go down and up several flights of stairs in order to be ushered out of the auditorium. Stairs are particulary difficult of one of us, so we found that treatment very uncomfortable, as we did the need to leave in the first place. In sum, then, we enjoyed the main show, but were displeased with the "forced" exit and the manner in which it was carried out.