Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Doorman’s Diary: 12.17-18.11

What if you throw a party and no one shows? Well, it wasn’t quite that dramatic, but the jazz club threw it’s annual holiday party but very few knew about it. There were no posters hung in the club. No reminder cards handed out to jazz fans as they left the club in the weeks leading up to the party. No announcements on the club’s website. Nothing. Zip. Nada. The build-it-and-they-will-come gamble didn’t quite work. We had a big table filled with delicious food. We had extra staffing. Those who came to the club enjoyed good cheer. I was feeling bummed that there were not more jazz friends here to enjoy the great live music and good food, when I learned the name of one of our customers. I think she is an elf. A young brunette woman who had stepped out for a smoke revealed her name, which reflects the spirit of the party and the season. Her name: Noel.

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