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Remember the Crypt that I posted about some time back? I revisited the Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields yesterday evening for a live jazz performance. £8 for a reserved ticket and you'll get a line-of-sight view, £5 for a view partially blocked by the many columns supporting the floor of the church.
Performances are put up in the Crypt every Wednesday evening from 8pm till 10pm with a 15min interval. T J Johnson Bourbon Kick was performing yesterday night when I dropped by. All the reserved seats were taken up and I had settle for a standing ticket.
I'm surprised at how fast the place was filling up. In fact, every seat was taken and many (me included) had to stand.At 8pm precisely, the lights dimmed and the entire crypt was lit up with candlelight and some well placed floodlights.
T J Johnson Bourbon Kick promised "sizzling New Orleans Jazz that will make you dance all night" and it did deliver that night. By the time they were through their second number, couples were happlily swinging around in whatever space they could find.
Me? I was content merely tapping my feet (on the many bodies buried below…) and clapping at the appropriate time. Well, loud band music isn't exactly my cup of tea. Neither are musicians who were swigging their beer in between breaths. But I do appreciate the unique ambiance that the dimly lit crypt provided.
Honestly, you'll be better off topping up an extra £3 for a reserved seat. For that, you'll avoid having a huge fat column blocking the entire stage.
Fancy a meal at St. Martins in the Fields?