Saturday, December 15, 2007

Only gig of the season • Ho Ho Ho

Last week, I got a call from Vaclav asking me if I was available to do a strolling gig with him. The client, Latham & Watkins, is one of the largest law firms in the world. I jumped at the chance to book a real gig . . . and what a gig it was. Anytime you have to switch elevators at the 54th floor to go to the 72 floor you know both the gig and the view are going to be interesting.

In a nutshell the party was a blast. Lots of food, booze and happy people. Both Vaclav and I proceeded to amaze, amuse and mystify as many people as we could. The view was spectacular. We arrived at 4 and worked till 7PM enjoying an amazing LA sunset atop the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

After working the streets solid for the last year, I had forgot how good it feels to do a gig where people are excited to see you work. The audience reactions were a welcome counterpoint to my usual grind. My chops were on fire as I strolled the party entertaining small groups of people left and right. A jazz band played nice music as top shelf liquor flowed freely. Shrimp, the size of small rats piled beneath a large ice sculpture, and exotic hors dourves, served all evening.

2 comments:

Billy said...

Would love to hear you comment on how being a street guy for so long has affected your strolling content and style.

Thanks.

gbf said...

glad you had a blast in the upper strata ... how many decks did you sell at $35 per??