RG, callling a venue that used to be avantgarde, and still thinks it is risqué organising eighties-parties:
"I want to offer you a night with a completely new concept for this country. There are some English deejays coming over..."
Avantgarde venue: "Deejays? Ah, you mean diskjockeys. Will they be playing cd's or from vinyl?"
R.G.: "Vinyl, of course."
Av.: "Right! Well, go on!"
RG: "..to do a northern soul allnighter. Do you know northern soul?"
Av.: "Where can I look at it?"
RG: "I do a matinee once a fortnight."
Av.: "Do you want a matinee?"
RG: "No, a night. Allnighter - that does not sound like a matinee, does it?"
Av.: "Can you guarantee there will be at least 1000 people?"
RG: "No I cannot. It would be the very first time in this country."
Av.: "Of course we are eager for new things. But we have got to have a full house. How did you call it again?"
RG: "Northern soul."
Av.: "Never heard of."
RG: "Ever heard of Dexy's Midnight Runners then?"
Have not told him that it would not necessarily cater for a young public. That there would be quite a few people not far from old age pension age. Including myself. Saving that surprise for later - maybe - definitely....