January 24, 2012

When It All Comes Together

Our first gig of 2012 was at the Lafayette Club. If that experience is typical of what Metro Retro can expect during the rest of 2012, it’s going to be a great year!

The trio played for a private corporate event at the Lafayette Club. Our client, the event’s sponsor, held a reception and dinner in honor of its long service employees. From the time we first bid on the gig and up through the event itself, the client was timely in its responses and professional in the way things were handled. The entire staff at the Club, including  the facilities managers, were professional and accommodating. They did everything they could for the trio in order to make certain that our needs, as well as the client’s expectations for music, were met. The entire experience made playing all the more relaxing and enjoyable for us. I am assuming that the client had as favorable an experience.

If I seem a little giddy about this you should be made aware that, in several well-known venues around the Twin Cities, musicians are treated disrespectfully (I had some more descriptive words here initially) by the venue’s management as well as its staff. In these cases, it takes a lot of effort to put the second-class treatment behind us and concentrate on playing good music.

This experience is what made me think that we need to develop a rating system for Twin Cities venues.

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