This is the Olympia theatre as it looked in January 2000. I've been there several times in my life. I saw Simon and Garfunkel perform there in 1970. Alain Souchon and Laurent Voulzy in 1978. France Gall in 1996. Véronique Sanson in 2000. Serge Lama in about 2002. Roch Voisine two years later. And maybe others. The French singer-songwriter Véronique Sanson is less than two months younger than I am, and she lived in the U.S. for some 20 years earlier in her life. She was married to Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young fame.
By the way, here's the bill for our meal at the Vaudeville restaurant after the concert. For some reason, I scanned it when we got back to California.
As you can see, the dinner was on January 29, 2000, and the timestamp on the bill says it was 23:48 (nearly midnight). We ordered a dozen oysters for the two of us, 6 claires and 6 spéciales, to share. Then we each had grilled salt cod as a main course. We also had a bottle of white Sancerre wine. We didn't have dessert.
The bill came to 535 FF (French francs). Notice that the price is also given in euros, which didn't become the official currency until January 2002. It says on the check that we were paying a total of 81.56 € for the food and wine. The dollar was strong back then — the French franc was worth all of 14 cents U.S. So the bill came to about $75.00. A bargain. And the concert tickets had cost us 300 FF ($42) each.