Live Show: 7/13/97


Winnipeg, MB

Reviewed by: Sharilyn Johnson

The Details

Sunday was a gorgeous day (it had rained all day Saturday), and I got a mother of a sunburn. SPF 4 is a very very bad idea when you're in the sun all day. The first workshop was very cool, and produced the best pictures for me. They did:

Billy Jean
and something else...c'mon, memory!

After that workshop I hung around and met up with a few people I know via the 'net from Calgary, which was cool. The guys had another workshop about 30 minutes after the first one, so I hotfooted it to stage 1 and checked out the Canadian Songwriters workshop. Stephen Fearing was there (he's so SO awesome) and brought Tom Wilson (heart be still!) with him as well. For one of the songs, Fearing invited (well, we aren't quite sure if she invited herself or not) this woman named Sue Proctor up on stage to do an interpretive dance. Apparantly they'd rehearsed this thing the day before (har har). She'd been performing as a mime (I guess) at the children's tent that weekend, and god was she horrible. I mean, it went *beyond* feeling sorry for her. I wish I could provide some visuals, but it was Painful. Needless to say, we ripped her apart at the supper table. =) In any case, the guys did:

Gord's Gold (Stephen Fearing LOVED that one)
Drinking Song
uhh...hell. I *promise* I'll find the setlists.

A little aside; Murray was finishing dinner, and suddenly stood up and started to bolt. He had an interview with the Winnipeg Free Press at 8:00. It was then 8:25. I never asked him if he made it, but I've scoured every paper since the festival and no Murray. Bad, bad Murray. =)

I caught about half of Sunday mainstage, and then headed back to the hotel for the volunteer/performer party. I spent most of my time with Mira and John. Mira left at about 3 am, and John...well, my evening with him came to a very unpleasant halt at about 4 (not everyone has a groovy time with Lazlo). I spent the rest of the night on the dancefloor (which I *never* have done before; I do NOT dance!), and met up with the editors of an on-campus music mag from U of Winnipeg. I danced with them and had a *blast* (they are essentially my role models for editing, and I was more awestruck by being able to hang with them than I was about anything that whole weekend). Jian was on the dancefloor as well, and he has a pretty good set of moves there! I tried to get him to join us, but no dice (you *still* owe me a dance, buddy boy!). I left the party at 7 am on Monday, and went home to sleep. Jian had told me about 3 radio interviews that they were doing the next day, but I slept through the alarm and missed 2 of them. And the one that I did get was the French one. Grrr.

Anyhoo....that's about it. Doug, please post about anything that I've missed!

The Music

Opened with The Set Closed with Encore 1 Encore 2

Misc. Info

Some other tidbits from the performance include:

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