Session vs. book club

Session vs. book club

So, I get to our regularly scheduled session at a local coffee shop. I noticed that a gal from the library was there, uh oh, book club night. I asked her if she knew we were playing (she was setting up right next to us). She hadn’t realized it. I said that we might be a little loud (hint: move to another area, I was there first, poster in the window announcing the session). She said that was O.K., they are loud, too.
There were about 20 teenagers.
oh well. I asked when they were meeting next, so we changed our schedule for the end of August so we wouldn’t conflict. I think she was truly oblivious.
To top it off, we were missing a couple of key players, so we weren’t very loud at all.
29 teenagers were.
At least I know there are 20 teens reading books.

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not 29, 20

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Better than clashing with "big" soccer game between two clubs in another country - those sessions always lose out in Ireland.
Tho I’ve never been to a session in a coffee shop. I suggested it once at the Folk Club and the silence was deafening!

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Wyogal, you have my deepest sympathy.

I’m in a book group but we take turns to host monthly in our houses. "Loud" doesn’t begin to cover it.

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its nice to see a thread with an implicit justification for bodhrads….πŸ™‚

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I can’t imagine playing in a session in a coffee shop. What do you do for Guinness etc? I’d rather sit in the house.

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Session bumped for book club, details at 11!

Wow, that’s got to be first, right? Usually it’s sports on the TV.

Well, if you must be bumped, at least it’s for such a good intellectual reason, and teens reading books? We may be saved after all! πŸ˜›

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I meant: "That’s got to BE a first…"

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I’ve been known to bring a flask… and there is a bar just out the back door across the alley.
Actually, our bodhran player hosts sessions at his house every now and then. Lots of "tasty beverages" available!

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We have two sessions a month at a coffee house in Conway. During the warmer months, when we play outside on the wooden deck (or porch), it is easier to sneakily bring in alcoholic beverages to sip from while we are playing. Also, considering how hot and humid it is here during the summer, we all need something cold to drink when we play outside. I don’t know if this coffee house hosts a book club but I wouldn’t be surprised if they do because there are three institutions (two private and public) of higher learning in Conway.

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Maybe this is a regional thing. When I lived in Oklahoma, the only two regular sessions in the Oklahoma City area (each only once a month *SIGH*) were in coffee shops inside of bookstores. Now in Santa Barbara, CA, our bi-weekly session is still inside a coffee place, but it also serves beer…mmmm….beer.

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The owner of the local coffee shop where we islanders have a monthly session also has booked the knitting club in our time slot.
This has worked well - the knitters seem to enjoy it, and the clacking of knitting needles has not been a problem for us.

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Our local session is in a coffee shop—but it’s a very very nice coffee shop. (YouTube clips available—see my bio, if you want to ferret them out.)

They have a perfect nook for us to play in, never any scheduling conflicts, and Guinness (well, in bottles—not the same, I know) is available. And Smithwick’s too, sometimes.

It’s not perfect, true. The steam wand and other coffee-production noises can intrude. And we usually have to put up with will morgan, who apparently haunts coffee shops all over the place. πŸ™‚ Still, we’re never hassled by drunks, so I’m pretty happy with it.

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It is well known that book clubs are where respectable empty-nest women gather to read porn.

My mother goes to one.

She is ninety.

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No faux suprise from you now, Forrest - you well know that I am an indiscriminate session slut.

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How can a book club be loud? I haven’t been to one so I’m curious. Aren’t they all just reading quietly?

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Mark, you go to the book club to discuss the book you have spent the last few weeks trying to read. Then you meet up at venue to discuss accompanied by "refreshments" provided by the host. In London this is usually (too much) wine, which probably accounts for the LOUDNESS. πŸ™‚

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"Better than clashing with "big" soccer game between two clubs in another country - those sessions always lose out in Ireland", and the matches are always on the weekend!