Well done, Blonde John. Well done indeed. Take that negative energy and transform it into something else, just like Mother Sabrina says.
I know that you're trying to raise the roof and make something big happen, and 54 ought to be able to do it, if it isn't too commerche. Don Quixote and the windmills, why not? Pay no mind to the poo-poo's' and give it everything you've got; but dammit, you've gotta even out that 30-70 percentile if you want it to get a proper lift-off.
However, it's worth noting that even with the ten dollar reduction on the premier list, that fierce admission is going to hurt you on the ground support. Why truck it all the way uptown to some old joint that our legends dish when you can go to a fabulous evening out downtown for a fraction of the cost, (if anything)? Show us the big-big balls, buster. I defy you to make the naysayers eat their words...NYC clubland could certainly use it these days.