Glamour girl gave us a fabulous gift for Christmas...tickets to the Arts Club Theatre. We had a choice of various performances at their 3 venues during the season. It was such a perfect gift...DH loves live theater!
Then our world changed in March and the tickets lay forgotten...and almost expired.
Luckily, Glamour Girl started to remind me that the season would soon be ending. I managed to book us tickets to the last evening show of The Buddy Holly Story at the Stanley. We have always enjoyed dancing to his music in the past and looked forward to our evening out. We got all dressed up...I even wore a new dress and shrug, and fancy shoes too...no small feat for a woman with back problems. DH looked smart in black dress pants and a crisp shirt and tie.
We made reservations for supper at Monks. We sat and enjoyed our dinner and gorgeous water views of False Creek. It was fun to view the city from that angle. Glamour Girl lives beside the water...she can walk to South Granville area or Kits or Granville Island...that is just part of her everyday life. To us, the views are a treat!
These rowers were out on the water and it reminded me of when Glamour Girl rowed on a Dragon Boat Team in False Creek. Alas there were not any dragon boaters out that evening...sorry!
The aqua buses were busy transporting people back and forth from the city across False Creek. There is a stop right at Monks.
Just as we were leaving, an aqua bus pulled up to the Monk's dock and this Bride and Groom got off!
I got a quick picture before we headed out to meet up with the valet. There was a bit of a delay in bringing back our car, so we rushed straight off to the theater.
DH managed to find a parking lot about a block from the theater. That is about my limit for walking without something to lean on at the moment, so that was so thoughtful of him. As we turned the corner to approach the Stanley, lo and behold, the photographer was doing PR pictures out front. They were nice enough to motion to me to feel free to take some pictures too.
DH was beaming from the ticket window as I fired off these shots.
The play was so fabulous. Zachary Stevenson was a great Buddy Holly. His voice is just superb. The resemblance to Buddy Holly's voice is uncanny. He has played Buddy for several years for various different theater groups across Canada. Not bad for a boy from Victoria!
In tribute to my DH, who has struggled so much with his health in 2012, I leave you with a snippet of a different sort...a snippet of my favourite Buddy Holly song...Rave On
Well, the little things you say and do, make me want to be with you
Rave on, it's a crazy feeling and I know it's got me reelin'
When you say, I love you