Local 506 vs. Smoking
saulecker at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 14:24:56 EDT 2007
I'll chime in here. I know everyone has their opinions and many have
already been expressed as I'm late to this discussion, but here are mine:
I am a ex-smoker. I know, we are the worst right? Well I promised
myself when I quit smoking that I would NEVER be THAT type of ex-smoker.
I don't think I am.
That said, I have left more than one show at the local 506 and outright
not attended many others because it is a smoking bar. There's nothing
like sitting there, minding your own business and having someone stand
right in front of you, light up and hold their smokeytreat right in your
face (while holding it away from their own face as not to get smoke in
their eyes). This has happened to me more than once. I generally can't
make it through an entire show because I feel physically ill and have to
leave. The problem with making the 506 100% non-smoking is that when
all the smokers want to get their fix, they will all crowd the front
door. Yes, that would suck for the doordude, but it would really just
make the problem worse I think by creating a crowd problem and
concentrating the smoke. I guess this is how it is at the nightlight as
well and it really isn't that big a deal. It would be nice if there
could be a place like they have at the cradle. That works REALLY well I
think. I've even on many occasions gone out there and hung out with
smoker buddies and not had a problem.
anyway, that's my .02 cents. I know all you smokers disagree with me
because I might have disagreed with myself back when I was a smoker.
Just please be aware of the impact you have on others. Next time some
jerky waves their cigarette in my face I might just put it out on their
forearm as was suggested earlier.
local506 at gmail.com wrote:
> Although this discussion died down on here, it's still something I've
> been battling on a regular basis at the club. Recently, by request of
> the artist, we tried restricting smoking to the bar-area only, while
> no smoking was allowed in the room where the artist performed. And it
> worked really well - I got several comments about how (somehow!) the
> smoke itself didn't infiltrate the smoke-less room (or likely, it did
> so at ceiling-level, not head-level!) And this show was well-
> attended, over 100 people.
> Anyway, I'm seriously considering this as a permanent policy, but
> looking for feedback before making this decision.
> glenn / local 506
> ps: Of course, all Summer I've been seriously considering adding wine,
> updating our Reverbnation page, taking a vaction, among other things,
> and they haven't happened yet (but Summer's not over!)
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