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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

People Keep Saying Yes

The Straw Hat venue hasn't been working out really well for a couple of reasons - location, carpeting, being a pizza joint instead of a pub, and competing activities. So, I ran a poll for the ceili dancers and with all suspicions confirmed, started shopping for a new venue. I went to the Espresso Garden, and while that seemed ideal in some ways, it's a family run business that is open 7-3, plus open Wednesday-Sunday evenings for special events. I suspected that adding a regular Tuesday thing wouldn't be an especially good thing for them.

Meanwhile I had an appointment with the manager at Rosie McCann's in Santana Row. The manager was sick last week, so we rescheduled for this week. I stopped in there tonight, handed him our bio/info sheet with photos, and ten minutes later he said, "Sure, let's give it a go. How's next Tuesday?" Uh... yeah... sure.

So far, no one I've ever asked has said no. Not St. Steven's Green. Not Straw Hat. Not Rosie's. That's interesting. And good. And weird. And wow. And yeah, we're moving.

So now I've got to figure out if the band can turn on a dime, reschedule their lives, and if the rest of the gang is ready to switch back to Tuesdays. And I've got to decide if we're dancing tomorrow. And make up new flyers to hand off at FNW tomorrow. And for PEERS. And send emails. And lots of other stuff.

People keep saying yes. They actually seem to want a bunch of sweaty dancers and scruffy musicians in their restaurant. It's... fascinating. Yeah.

Oh, and Irish dancing? In an Irish pub? With a wood floor? Brilliant!


  • To pump your ego a little: People are saying yes because of the presentation. Which is you (polite, honest, cute) & your flyers (which you put hard work into and had a great photographer, IIRC). So take credit where it is due. You are presenting the dancers as a fun group, who isn't destructive and will bring revenue to the location.
    Hrmm... I should *really* consider going to these things again. Good luck!

    By Blogger Zhaneel, at 9:54 AM  

  • Groovy!! Now that it's further away from my house, maybe I'll show up more often. :)

    BTW, can you add me to that mailing list you keep talking about? I'm always much more likely to show up for an event when there's a reminder sitting in my inbox. Helps conterbalance the fact that half the time I don't remember what day it is. (Getting an early start on the alzheimers, so the eventual onset will be less of a shock. hehe)

    By Blogger Ray Hill, at 4:49 AM  

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