Sunday 19th February
We have had a few Summer music evenings at Allemans du Dropt; live music outside the Bar Lou Dropt and the famous curry bus in attendance. But this is February, far too cold to sit outside despite lovely warm afternoons. But we heard that Kenny Clarke and James Anderson were singing in the Salle des Fetes with the Bombay Curry Bus in the car park, so we went along. And what a great night it turned out to be. Kenny is okay on his own, as is James – but the two together put on a brilliant show. Kenny singing blues and early rock and roll, James adding a bit of swing, a couple from the musicals, a fantastic rendition of Nessum Dorma and then some eighties classics. Kenny joins him for some Rock’n’Roll and Disco classics.
The Bombay Busserie is as usual overwhelmed with orders; there must have been two hundred people there last night. We were promised out meal in thirty minutes, after half an hour I was told another five minutes. In the end the curry was ready about an hour after I had ordered. Pity those still ordering as I collected mine. Mind you it was worth the wait, an excellent curry – or, to be more precise the best curry this side of Tower Hamlets.
A few glasses of wine, a great curry and some brilliant music and dancing; who could ask for more. Total bill for the evening was 38 euros for two – you can’t do better than that.