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#2141 Nparker

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 08:31 AM

Chappelle Vancouver moved to April 23, 2021.

He is going to perform in the past?



#2142 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 08:33 AM

Whoops.

#2143 Nparker

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Posted 18 December 2021 - 08:37 AM

Chapelle has never been one to shy away from risks, so why not time travel? Personally, I'd choose further back in the past than last April, but perhaps his temporal manipulation technology is still in its infancy.



#2144 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 03:15 PM

Jesse Roper December 30th at the Royal McPherson was extremely close to sold out.

 

Now I presume it'll be cancelled.

 

I did not know Herb Alpert was coming.

 

https://www.rmts.bc....-and-lani-hall/

 

That's great, I love that Rockit song!  Five MTV video awards in 1984.

 

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#2145 todd

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 09:03 PM

The gold is always just over the rainbow but never actually there

#2146 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 06:54 PM

Strange article.  Not exactly breaking news.

 

 

 

 

Ticket demand crashes phone lines at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

 

Country star Johnny Reid is set to play Sidney on May 7-8, 2022

 

 

https://www.vicnews....inspear-centre/

 

 

 

Greater Victoria may have come down with a case of Johnny Reid mania.

 

Demand for tickets to the country singer’s two upcoming shows in Sidney at the Mary Winspear Centre on May 7-8, 2022 apparently caused a box office crash.

 

Coun. Scott Garnett, council’s liaison with the Memorial Park Society which oversees the centre and Blue Heron Park in trust for the communities of the Saanich Peninsula, said the incident happened on Nov. 26, when tickets for Reid’s national tour went on sale.

 

“They had $29,000 in box office sales that day. There were 65 phone calls and 62 emails that were unanswered by the end of work hours. But the staff, as dedicated as they are and a reflection of our community, stayed and answered every single one of them. That’s absolutely amazing,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why are people phoning and e-mailing the theatre?    Don't people buy tickets online?   And the tickets are $102 each.  Is it a big deal they sold $29,000 in one day?

 

  


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 02 January 2022 - 07:07 PM.


#2147 spanky123

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Posted 03 January 2022 - 11:22 AM

You would think that the "Good Old Boys" were coming to town!



#2148 Mike K.

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Posted 04 January 2022 - 08:31 PM

Black Press has had a rather intense focus on Sidney over the past year.

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#2149 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 07:09 AM

Glorious Sons cancel show at the Royal Theatre due to COVID restrictions

 

The event, which was set for Jan. 14, was put in doubt when capacity limits for gatherings were cut last month to 50 per cent.
 
 

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#2150 Matt R.

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 01:24 PM

I have tickets to Corb Lund at the Wise Hall in Vancouver.  He's sold out three shows, Jan 19, 20 and 21. I am expecting them to be cancelled and I expect the current PHO, which expires on the 18th, to be extended.  Total bummer, as he had to cancel his show at the Alix Goolden last year too.



#2151 Barrrister

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 04:46 PM

Honestly, I think it is time to open things up (maybe restrict it to the vaccinated) and let seniors decide what level of risk they want to accept. 


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#2152 Mike K.

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Posted 09 January 2022 - 03:19 PM

That’s quite the 180 in a matter of days B.

What brought about your change of heart on the matter?

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#2153 Spy Black

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Posted 09 January 2022 - 09:23 PM

The thing is ... things are open!

And you can't get in to (for example) the Royal Theatre to see any of it without presenting your vax passport.

 

And for clarity, using the Glorious Sons as an example ... the band canceled the show because they feel that they can't afford to perform to only half a house, not because anything prevented them from playing for their fans.

In short (and even though it's American slang) "it's all about the Benjamins" and a band making as many of them as possible per show.

 

Sure, the half a venue occupancy of the health order plays into it ... but the band could have chosen to perform for those fans who had tickets - rather than take the route of maximizing the $$$ return on each and every performance.

 

The point, of course, is that the health order itself had nothing to do with a canceled show ... that was 100% the decision as made by (in this case) the Glorious Sons.


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#2154 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 02:34 PM

Theatre lights will go dim and beer taps will go dry with the postponement of a presentation of the opera Carmen and Victoria Beer Week in the face of high COVID-19 cases.

 

Pacific Opera Victoria on Thursday announced the postponement of its upcoming live performances of Carmen — which had already been postponed from the 2019-2020 season — after provincial health authorities urged vigilance and caution for the next few weeks.

 

“The February performances of Carmen were sold out with subscriptions and pre-sales, and a waiting list taken should capacity limits be eased,” said Ian Rye, CEO of Pacific Opera.

 

The opera, which was set to run Feb. 23 to March 1, had a cast of more than 100 artists, many of whom would have had to travel to Victoria to rehearse and perform.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...stponed-4978443


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#2155 Nparker

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 02:38 PM

...provincial health authorities urged vigilance and caution for the next few weeks...

That's all we've been doing for 2 years, yet here we are, still in semi-lockdown.  :whyme:



#2156 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 02:40 PM

Also:

 

Fred Penner (Mac) January 22 - postponed

Tig Notaro (Royal) February 1 - postponed

Friends the musical (Royal) February 2 - postponed

Jeremy Hotz (Mac) February 3 - postponed   

54/40 (Mac) February 4 - postponed

COMPAGNIE HERVÉ KOUBI (Royal) Feb 4/5 - cancelled

jESSE rOPER fEB 5 - MOVED TO ROYAL

Violet Chachki (Royal) Feb 6 - postponed

The Reklaws (Mac) Feb 11 - cancelled

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (Royal) Feb 12 -  postponed

One World (Royal) March 5 - cancelled

Letterkenney (Royal) March 8 - cancelled


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#2157 Nparker

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 02:47 PM

So basically, it's 2020 & 2021 all over again as far as live entertainment goes, except now almost everyone is vaccinated.



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Posted 21 January 2022 - 11:36 PM

Yah bummed cause had tickets to Tig
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#2159 Matt R.

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Posted 22 January 2022 - 12:10 AM

Sure am glad I got to see City and Colour when I did. He got Covid a few days after. Everything else since then is a disaster.

Corb Lund was supposed to be last night. He had three sold out shows at the Wise hall. Cancelled Monday.

Dinosaur Jr feb 8, Commodore. Cancelled.

And now I see the Rage Against the Machine tour for May has been postponed for the third time. I don’t know if they still have the money to refund everyone… I’m sure these false starts burned some money.

#2160 Mike K.

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Posted 22 January 2022 - 08:51 AM

Rage going along with the cancellations is quite the oxymoron.
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