The Mystery Jets have a pretty typical story. The band has become quite popular at home in the UK, but this is their first time they've come to the US. So the "tour" consists of a club show in New York and another in LA
The show was at the Troubadour, which is a very iconic venue that's been around since the 50's. This room has seen it all: From Elton John to Guns n Roses to Coldplay, the Troubadour is many bands first stop in LA. The band was actually quite good.
I probably haven't vended a show in 10 years. As such it seems I've lost my mojo - Not that this is an impressive skill by any means, but I used to be able to count a 6 dozen case of t-shirts in 3 minutes. Tonight it was more like 10 minutes. And I can't count cash as fast as I used to either.
But the club is pretty small and so you don't really do too much business. So I managed to keep up in the end. And it was definitely fun to interact with customers at this level again. I went back to my roots, if just for an evening....
|This must have been a slow period. Self portrait, bad light...|