As Yahoo! figured out a long time ago, you can learn a lot about what’s going on based on what information people are searching for. In checking the stats for my newly-awoken blog, I happened to notice a number of searches in the last day or two for info on “city limits closing”. City Limits is a music club in Delray Beach that closed for a few months last summer when gas prices were at their zenith. But since the club had re-opened last September, I wondered why the sudden interest in this topic. And when I saw that City Limits is the subject of the cover story for the Palm Beach Post’s Friday magazine, I was even more convinced that someone was behind the information curve.
Then I turned to the Post’s Local section and realized that that someone was me. City Limits was indeed closing — again. The article holds out hope that it may re-open once more, but probably not by the same owners.
Very rarely do you get to read a celebration and eulogy at the same time (written by the same journalist, no less) but thanks to varying deadlines for the news and the entertainment sections, today I could. Given how much of a live-music fan I am, I know which article I preferred to read. The topsy-turvy economy continues to affect the music-club scene adversely, so go support your local venues while you still can.