Last night was opening night, and I think it’s fair to say that everything went better than anyone could have imagined.
The club was packed with a really healthy mix of people, from young to old, clubber to opera enthusiast. And as far as we could tell, they ate it up. The applause was long, loud and a welcome relief after all of the work that’s gone into this. Up until that moment, I honestly had no idea whether or not we’d made something really cool or a complete piece of naval-gazing art-wank.
Tonight’s performance (and next Saturday) is yet another test, however. These are the “club night” shows, in which we’re basically slotted into what’s billed as a normal night at the AER Club, and at midnight. The crowd will likely be the club’s regular party clientele, and it’s not clear how many of them will know what they’re getting into – or whether they’ll show up at all.
In related news, the Pictures page has been updated yet again, with even more goodies.