[Dixielandjazz] Re: The economics of OKOM

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald at calweb.com
Fri Dec 5 21:35:34 PST 2003

 Stephen Barbone asks:

> Mr. Wonderful <ringwald at calweb.com> wrote (polite snip)
> about his trip to the Carlyle to see Woody Allen:
> > Yes, Woody was there.
> >
> > A new company has purchased the Carlyle and the new policy is, "Everyone
> > pays the cover."  The musicians can no longer sign you in.  They cannot
> > bring their wives.
> >
> > Cover is $50 at the bar & $75 at a table.
> >
> > We sat at the bar.  I had one glass of sparkling water with a lime & my
> > daughter Molly had one glass of wine.  Our tab was $160.
> Questions:
> Who said you can't charge long green to hear OKOM? ;-)

The people there know nothing about OKOM.  They are there to see Woody Allen
in the flesh.

> Did Molly order the most expensive wine on the menu? ;-)

No, not at all.

> Can Woody bring his wife? :-)

I'm sure he can.

> Given Woody's grip on a buck, does the rest of the band make more than 802
Scale? ;-)

I really don't know.  I am curious & will ask them one of these days when
the time is right.

> Cheers,
> Steve Barbone

mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
Placerville, CA  USA

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