Thursday, September 12, 2013

WAY OFF TOPIC - Don Williams Concert

Last night, Mom, DS Shirley and I went to see Don Williams in concert to celebrate Mom's 90th birthday and Shirley's 65th.

Now I don't know if you're familiar with him and his music but most of our family have been great fans for a VERY long time. Vern and I saw him at Devil's Lake some 30 years ago and Mom, Dad, and Leanne saw him at Big Valley Jamboree probably 15-20 years ago.

He is 73 years old now and he is one of the few singers who has lasted 40 odd years without a loss of voice.

I cannot begin to tell you what an incredible concert it was - worth every penny we paid for it.

BUT, and I am really upset about this:

Here is the email I sent last night to the Director of the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium:

"My mother, sister and I attended the Don Williams concert tonight. It was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

"BUT: Whatever happened to `Latecomers will be seated during a suitable break in the performance.`  Our enjoyment of the entire opening act was spoiled by the constant seating of latecomers throughout his performance. People were even being seated throughout his last song before the intermission. We did get a small break from that during the last half of his second last song but that was it. We were very disappointed."

The opening act was Trevor Panczak, a wonderful up-and-coming entertainer. We should have been able to see his presentation without the constant interruption of latecomers!!!


  1. Hey Maureen! I am sorry but I was running late for the concert and didn't think that I was going to make it. I had to fly all the way from Vancouver and nearly missed my plane, so I was determined NOT to miss that concert! Was that YOUR foot I almost stepped on?
    My apologies! heeheehee
    (just kidding)


  2. VGB!!! (You could have at least introduced yourself. LOL)