Here’s a comical little story for you.
In the spring of 2006 we were touring BC doing shows in Nanaimo, Courtney, Vancouver and Victoria before moving on to a bunch of gigs at Keyano Theatre in Ft. McMurray. On Wednesday, March 22 we were scheduled to do a show at The McPherson Playhouse so we rolled into town in the early afternoon and went straight to sound check. When we arrived we were told that Great Big Sea was also playing in town at, I think, The Grande Theatre. Both shows were sold out and the word on the street was that it was Newfoundland night in Victoria. Cool.
With the lengthy sound check over we headed back to The Executive Suites Hotel to check in, rest and get a bit of grub in us before the show. Kevin had gone ahead to check on rooms and Ray and I were taking stuff out of the van. All of a sudden we heard a familiar voice, “Greetings fellow countrymen”. We turned around and there was Alan Doyle, the charming front man for GBS.
Not having seen each other since we did a show together in Markham in the 90’s we chatted about all kinds of stuff and shared some news.
Now here’s the fun part. While we were talking two giggling 14 year girls came running up to Alan, notebooks in hands requesting his autograph. After scribbling his name and a couple of remarks he looked at the girls and said, ‘Wow, are you lucky. This is Buddy Wasisname And The Other Fellers and you can get their autographs too”.
One of the girls looked at Alan, looked at us and said, “Nah, that’s all right, mom can get theirs”.
What a laugh we had.