One of my favourite weekend past-times is a Sunday sesh with live music. Moving to West End has given us the opportunity to try a new place
just about every week. Which is how we came to meet the Bearded Lady. No, not the one in P.T. Barnum’s circus. The one that’s the
quintessential West End bar in Boundary Street that, according to their website, locals call “The Beardo”. Imagine a recycled log cabin with
a funky piano and friendly patrons. Last Sunday we toddled along to this icon for an afternoon of “jazz, blues, soul and funk”. What a great
place! The music was amazing, the wine delicious and the crowd were welcoming and appreciative.
We also experienced something we haven’t done in years. We paid a cover charge. It took me back to a time when I frequented pub rock venues
in the late 80’s (yes, I am that flipping old). What great memories, and the music was always just as good. COVID has changed that whole
scene. It could be said that artists have suffered harder than anyone over the last 2 years. With venues closed and numbers capped, there
has been little work and minimal income support. So, we were happy to do our little bit to help and cough up some cash. Great idea for the
Bearded Lady to bring in new patrons at low risk because the costs were covered. It did make me wonder if other sorts of businesses could
also increase their coffers with that little bit extra from customers by offering something new. So, I’m practicing what I preach and am
trying something new as well.
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Until then, I’ll start planning our next musical adventure. I wonder if they also have music at the Axe throwing bar?