Black Cat Goes Smoke-Free (Twice)
Want to take a peek into the future, all the way to the year ... 2007? You'll have the chance on Saturday evening, as the Black Cat's main performance area goes smoke-free for the show featuring spiky-but-sweet San Francisco experimental rockers Deerhoof. The decision was made at the request of the band, which has played smoke-free shows on many of its most recent tours. It also marks the first smoke-free show at the Black Cat since last May's performance by the Wedding Present (who will be back -- again smoke-free -- in March).
Black Cat owner Dante Ferrando told Fritz on WAMU's "Metro Connection" radio show a couple of weeks ago that his main concern when the smoking ban goes into effect will be how the club handles lots of patrons simultaneously heading outside for a smoke between sets. Since the Red Room will still be smoker friendly on Saturday, it's not a perfect test case, as we suspect that there are plenty of folks who would be willing to brave an overly crowded bar for a cigarette, as opposed to the true die-hards who would head outside into the blustery cold of a January evening. But since this will likely be a sold out show -- or at least very close -- it will still be a good opportunity to see just how many people we can expect to put themselves into a somewhat uncomfortable situation to get that nicotine fix.
Posted by: polly | January 26, 2006 10:07 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: david | January 26, 2006 10:29 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Amanda | January 27, 2006 11:35 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: A. | January 27, 2006 12:18 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Steve in Baltimore | January 30, 2006 12:36 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: r | January 31, 2006 10:38 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: ndaly | January 31, 2006 6:14 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: noner | February 7, 2006 5:34 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.