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Lindas Birthday Party • Ian
Birthday PartyWe attended a Birthday party last night at Rojos for one of our friends, Linda Reed, who now lives here with her husband Ronnie. About 40 local friends and family were invited by the Birthday girl to celebrate. The Venue was booked well in advance and the owners of Rojos applied for a special private function licence from the Authorities which was granted.Next an artist was booked - a local acoustic guitar player/singer. A sign was on the door Private Function. So all are seated and guitarist is playing and all are enjoying themselves. Then low and behold at 08.35 in march the local Police. Owner produces her paperwork and Police inspect. Then they tell her that a complaint has been received. When asked by who they confirm it is the bar owner next door, at Los Amigos. The police now insist that the artist turns off his microphone and sings without one. In most cases this would have finished off the entertainment, but not in this case, as the singer was not using backing tapes. He was just playing his guitar and singing. Later in the evening after an excellent steak by the way, the Husband of birthday girl goes along to talk to the owner in the fairly empty Los Amigos Bar, and asked him why he had reported this to the Police and he denied doing so saying it was a bungalow across the road.So what goes on? Should this be allowed? This is, for a start, a waste of police time. A sure fine way of really annoying those of us who live here. I have heard of several similar cases to this recently but this time we were there to witness it. It also proves that to apply for a special licence is something of a mockery in itself. Its a bit like the wild west - anything goes so don’t bother about Rules as they are very easily overridden.