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Visit to the Sage at Newcastle upon Tyne 21st Oct 2012
Visit to the Sage and Baltic, Gateshead Newcastle upon Tyne.
It was a gloriously sunny morning with hardly a cloud in the sky when 18 members and friends visited the Sage music venue for a private tour of the building. After we had enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee, our guide Elliott took us to Hall One which is the largest venue and we were given an interesting description of the place. If you have never been then it is well worth a visit.
The stage was being prepared for the singer Don Mclean (his best known song being ĎVincentí) who was to perform later in the day. We visited Hall Two, a much more intimate venue and then around the back of the stage area and we saw the dressing rooms, the Artistís Kitchen and the Green Room. We didnít see any VIPís but we were all amazed by the size of the place and how many staff are needed for the venue to function properly on a daily basis.
Afterwards we walked across to Six Restaurant which is on the 6th floor of the Baltic building and enjoyed a very nice leisurely lunch, much laughter and we all agreed how enjoyable this event had been.