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#2041 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 October 2021 - 03:01 PM

Will Gordon Lightfoot’s broken wrist be healed by then?

Gordon Lightfoot postpones tour dates in Western Canada due to regional COVID rates

https://www.timescol...ates-1.24363406


The new 2022 dates are Nanaimo, B.C. on Oct. 23, Victoria on Oct. 24, Calgary on Oct. 26, Edmonton on Oct. 27, Regina on Oct. 29 and Winnipeg on Oct. 30.

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#2042 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 05:44 AM

Abba:



Fans have been anxiously awaiting the first new music in nearly four decades from the iconic Swedish pop band — which has earned a reported $2 billion in a career that’s spanned arena stages, 400 million records sold, the Broadway stage and movie screens.

For its concert series set to begin next May, the group will play six nights a week in a custom-built venue at London’s Olympic Park with ABBA band members appearing in digital form while a 10-piece live band will play in real-time.

https://www.foxnews....-album-40-years

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#2043 Spy Black

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 05:50 AM

Could be fun, as long as no more fans in the audience croak at their shows:

 

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#2044 Nparker

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Posted 05 November 2021 - 06:04 AM

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ps: I HATE these "3D" photos



#2045 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 01:37 AM

Officials in Texas say at least eight people are dead and several others injured in a crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival.

A compression of the crowd toward the stage occurred just after 9 p.m. CT Friday while rapper Travis Scott was performing, Houston fire Chief Samuel Pena told reporters at a news conference.



https://www.cbc.ca/n...eaths-1.6239810

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#2046 Mike K.

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 07:19 AM

No mention of the most famous music industry export from Victoria, David Foster, in the City’s unveiling of its 2022-2026 music strategy.

Music is ingrained in Victoria’s heritage and identity. The narrative of Victoria’s musical history is one of diversity and talent of the highest quality. From ANSWER Women’s Drum Group and contemporary local Indigenous artist Black Belt Eagle Scout to Nelly Furtado and Aidan Knight to Hot Hot Heat, Victoria is home to a long history of music in our community. As Canada’s seaside hotbed of twee pop and indie rock, it has nurtured countless iconic independent music upstarts, including Kathryn Calder, Current Swell, Frog Eyes, Immaculate Machine, and Carolyn Mark...to name a few.

- https://www.victoria...usic-scene.html

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#2047 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 07:23 AM

  • Victoria has the highest per capita number of music educators and music venues as compared to Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax.

     

     

and probably the least number of private music venues.


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#2048 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 10:35 AM

Officials in Texas say at least eight people are dead and several others injured in a crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival.

A compression of the crowd toward the stage occurred just after 9 p.m. CT Friday while rapper Travis Scott was performing, Houston fire Chief Samuel Pena told reporters at a news conference.



https://www.cbc.ca/n...eaths-1.6239810


Nobody trampled maybe. Just various people “squeezed” to death.

Looks like Drake and a Kardashian / Jenner involved. Figures.

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#2049 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 10:09 PM

Drake and Scott sued.

https://www.nme.com/...tragedy-3089561

I think the fact that people burst in, and increased the crowd size. Without officials mitigating that risk will be problematic for organizers. Luckily LiveNation has very deep pockets.

#2050 Benezet

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 10:20 PM

I think the fact that people burst in, and increased the crowd size. Without officials mitigating that risk will be problematic for organizers...


I’m not an event expert like some people here, but I’m somewhat aware it’s a complicated matter….

https://www.eventsaf...t-at-astroworld

#2051 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 November 2021 - 07:12 AM

A Celebration With ZZ Top
With Special Guest Cheap Trick
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC
Tickets on sale Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.



#2052 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 November 2021 - 03:17 PM

I’m picking up some chatter about maybe Arkells at Starlight Stadium next summer.

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 12:14 PM

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#2054 SimonH

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 12:55 PM

Foot me.



#2055 pontcanna

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 10:16 PM

No mention of the most famous music industry export from Victoria, David Foster, in the City’s unveiling of its 2022-2026 music strategy.

- https://www.victoria...usic-scene.html

 

"seaside hotbed of twee pop"

 

I'm old enough to remember when "twee" was a pejorative.


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#2056 Matt R.

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 10:25 PM

My first concert since covid, and it felt good to be back.

Took in the two shows City and Colour played at the Royal on Monday and Tuesday, and he was in top form.

First night was 20 songs, second night was 23 including a great cover of Rain When I Die, by Alice in Chains.

https://youtu.be/1x6IULst9r4

Opener was Marin Patenaude, singer songwriter with a wonderful voice, younger sister to Pharis Romero, multiple Juno winner and half of the J. Romero Banjo Co, in Horsefly, BC. Marin has a real Margo Timmins vibe, a real talented family.

Covid protocols strictly enforced for entry, mask protocol once seated inside, maybe 60/40 on/off. I noticed lots of people wearing them most of the time, and taking it off to cool down. Monday was the second show added, after the Tuesday show sold out immediately. I’d say Monday was 75% full, maybe more, hard to see all the to back of the balcony. Tuesday appeared to be 100% full.

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#2057 Spy Black

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Posted 18 November 2021 - 06:29 AM

..........multiple Juno winner and half of the J. Romero Banjo Co, in Horsefly, BC. ......

Many players consider the Romero banjos from Horsefly B.C. to be among the finest (if not the finest) banjos in the world.

 

If you manage to get onto Romero's waitlist to purchase a banjo, you would receive your new banjo in 2027 ... six years ... that's how revered and desired they are among players.


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#2058 Spy Black

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 01:00 PM

Brian Richmond is in the press today stating how he hopes the buyers of the Roxy and the building next door respect the heritage of Quadra Village, and leave the Roxy Theatre standing in place.

He goes on to say that, if the buildings were to be torn down, there would be an opportunity for the developer to include a new, state of the art theatre in the development, which Blue Bridge would then lease from the developer.

Richmond states that the above missive is a real possibility, and is actually an opportunity for the developers.

 

Really?

 

Fun fact ... this will be a huge, multi purpose development site, with nary a theatrical element of any sort to be found anywhere on the property!


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#2059 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 01:02 PM

Yes. There is no more reason to have one there than anywhere else.

#2060 Mike K.

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 06:28 PM

These organizations are often out of touch with the realities of development. It’s not their fault, but high hopes usually trump logistical or financial realities.

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