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John Pizzarelli: "There were three shows I saw at the Brendan Byrne Arena that had a huge impact on my storytelling. They were Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen. I loved the way that they had something to say about the songs they were singing, so I began to develop stories for my act." - (Hot House Jazz Guide February 2021)

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Every Person Counts At The Sage Americana Festival

It may be my quirky sense of humour, but I thought that this notice I saw at the side of the Americana outdoor stage is truly amusing and thought provoking.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE MAXIMUM CAPACITY
ON PERFORMANCE SQUARE IS 1500 OCCUPANTS

So does this mean that if the square is crowded you have to count all the people to make sure that you are not person number 1501, and if you are, you have to go back inside?  Or sneak on to the square and feel guilty, and worry that the Americana police will catch you? Or worse, you may simply be hit over the head with a banjo, or even worse again, be forced to listen to a banjo.
But seriously, I suppose the notice is mainly for the staff to keep an eye on numbers, which they could count by adding up the number of rows occupied.  It’s a good job that BSH isn’t working in the business of crowd control, I don’t think we’d be much use!
Ann Alex

1 comment :

Lance said...

Crowd control is the least of our worries. As Ronnie Scott used to say - "Business was so bad the chuckers out were chucking them in"

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