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Welcome Back, Red Velvet Lounge!

UMPH isn't sure if Cygnet's presumably eponymous Red Velvet Lounge ever actually featured such an item of furniture.  Once upon a time there was a red vinyl lounge, just inside the front doors on the left, but a velvet one ...?  It doesn't really matter, though, because the UMPHs are long-time fans and, like many Hobartians, really felt its absence while it was being rebuilt after last November's fire. 

However, they didn't rush there the minute it reopened.  It's not that they didn't want to, mind you; they had been thinking about it for a few weeks but knew that it'd be as busy as right from the get-go.  Let's face it, it was always well patronised before the fire forced its eight month hiatus, so it was bound to be a huge hit once it reopened.

So, what did they think?  They were certainly correct on the first counteven at 2:00 o'clock on a mild-ish Saturday afternoon it was full of lunch-time diners.  Then there was a barely perceptible break…