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Friday, March 16, 2012

Blues for Matthias Seuffert @ The Customs House.

It seemed like a good idea - the Matthias Seuffert Swing Sextet at the Customs House, South Shields. So I boarded the good old faithful number 27 bus and arrived at the theatre at 6:30pm. Plenty time to pick up a ticket, have a pint then return for 8:00pm start.
If only life were that simple...
"Sorry sir", the girl in the ticket office said, "But the show is sold out." 
The floor manager was called and he did offer a ray of hope saying that if I came back at 8, after everyone was seated, he was sure he could squeeze me into a corner.
It didn't sound to be quite the evening I had in mind so, after a pint of deliberation (Deuchars) in the Steamboat I decided Matthias would have to wait till some future date and was soon back on the number 27.
Still it was good to know that certain varieties of jazz can still pull them in.
Lance.
PS: If you did make it inside the hall you are cordially invited to write a review.

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