The Phantom of Genevieve’s

2 thoughts on “The Phantom of Genevieve’s”

  1. I think my first exposure to Phantom of the Opera was with the two Santa Clara Vanguard (drum and bugle corps) shows in the late 80s. Remarkable shows, btw. That group was one of the first to use (excessive) props on the field, but sometimes they were downright awesome. Saw Phantom on Broadway in 96 while in NYC with FBC-C College Chorale. Amazing show. Would LOVE to see the new production, and may go if I can pry the cash from my cold, dead hand. :-) That bartender sounds as if he were somewhat over-impressed with having landed a job at the Peace Center. :-)

    1. It’s a good show Don’t know how much longer it’s going to be in town.

      As for the bartender, I think you’re correct. FWIW, I think I did learn a lesson. In this day and age one should never order a martini “shaken, not stirred” unless they want to look/sound foolish. It’s unnecessary. Everyone shakes martinis now. By the same token, ordering a martini “up” or “straight up” is also unnecessary – that’s just how they come now. I’ve learned. I’ll only use the term for clarification if a bartender asks.

      The upshot was that this guy was a pretentious ass who was more interested in putting down a customer than getting a drink order correct.

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