Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Capitol Theatre, Again

When I posted about the old Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ back in January I had no idea the entry would have the legs it has head...At least once a month I get an email from someone with reflections or comments on their experiences there. Here is one that came in over the weekend from Ira Bourstein (the ALL CAPS are preserved from the original email):
"I HAD THE LUCK/PLEASURE/DEAFNESS OF WORKING AT THE CAPITOL FOR ABOUT 8 YEARS. I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT CAPITOL FANS MAY HAVE. IT WAS GREAT BEING A PART OF ROCK HISTORY, BUT NO WAY TO MAKE A LIVING. MOST OF THE STAFF RECEIVED A FLAT $30 PER EVENING, WHICH COVERED ARRIVING IN THE AFTERNOON FOR LOAD-INS AND SOUND CHECKS, AND STAYING AT LEAST TO THE END OF THE SHOW,OR LONGER FOR THOSE WHO HAD TO LOAD OUT.(AND NOTWITHSTANDING "STAY", JACKSON BROWN'S PIANO WAS NOT LEFT FOR LAST).

LESS THAN THE MINIMUM WAGE, BUT MOST OF US WOULD HAVE DONE IT FOR FREE."
If you would like to take Ira up on his offer, you can email him here.