03/16/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I'd been hearing about this place, because everyone knows I love pinball, and it's only two block from where my band works. I normally don't frequent bars since I work in one, but from what I'd heard of this one I was planning to be a steady customer. Pinballs are so rare in the wild these days, so tonight I asked my friend to meet me there for some old school fun.
We were very excited when saw that they had a wall of classic arcade machines, as well as quite a few pinball machines. So I asked the attendant, "" Could I get a BUNCH of change to put into your machines?"" He looked at me like I just pee'd in the punch. Baffled I asked, ""I suppose I should try the bar?"" He replied, ""The Machines are off,"" I replied, ""But they are on, are they broken?"" At which point a lady storms over and angrily demands I leave for disturbing their poetry reading.
Well, in a decade of working on Bourbon Street (this place is a block off Bourbon) I've never walked into a bar at 9pm with it's doors wide open to the public and been greeted by a poetry reading. They could have cut me some slack, realizing that a normal person thinks a bar is a place you go to party and have a good time.
What kind of doorknob would sit and listen to poorly written, poorly read poetry when there's a perfectly good Zaxxon sitting right there running it's attract mode? The kind I don't want to hang out with, that's for sure, I will not be going back to The Gold Mine Saloon. I am very selective about bars, and this one is definitely not for me, or anyone not interested in being quiet and listening to a bunch of art nerds read bad poetry.