Thursday, December 11, 2008

This week's sign of the apocalypse


Eater reports that Wolfgang Puck will be catering the food at the Fillmore thingee that should really just be called the Irving Plaza.
"Tellers at the venue tell us that Puck has taken over the bar areas and will introduce food sometime in the next two months. And finally, your chance to watch Spoon while eating a pre-wrapped turkey sandwich has arrived."

7 comments:

hntrnyc said...

uhhhh, as someone who has attended and worked shows there. where are they planning on setting up operations?
does anybody actually think about eating when they got to a show there?
or, perhaps this will be one of "lifestyle marketing" attempts at sucking off what money is left with the music buying public. $7 budweiser and a $15 puck personal pan cardboard pizza. AWESOME!!!! maybe MOMOFUCKO can open a flavored milk stand? this AINT rock n'roll.

EV Grieve said...

Ha! Good stuff, HG.

I imagine tix now will include an extra "facility charge" to pay for Wolfgang.

Karate Boogaloo said...

Same goes for me - go to shows there, worked there. This is a silly, stupid idea. How about bringing in a DJ and encouraging people to hang out, dance & socialize? Maybe they'll spend more on alcohol? Duh...

Whatever happened to so called clubs being places where one could do all of the above AND see live music? When did the two things become mutually exclusive?

EV Grieve said...

During my first visit to the Highline Ballroom, I was standing, watching the band, having a beer. Then I was almost knocked over by a waitress carrying a large tray of....dessert! People were in the corner eating fucking dessert at a concert.

Karate Boogaloo said...

I've eaten there during a show & the food was pretty decent! Ha!

EV Grieve said...

The last time I ate there, I had to ask the waitress three times to tell the band to keep it down. Hello, we're trying to enjoy our white chocolate mousse parfait back here!

(And if anyone thinks I'm fucking serious...)

Karate Boogaloo said...

Goddamn musicians!