Ok, so the title kind of says it all. The performance at the Kearney Regatta is cancelled. It really has been a weird summer without Belleville, and now no Dwight or Kearney. This is the kind of response I have gotten from some of you guys about the Dwight Firefest being cancelled.
“Holy Cow! Big Whoop about the fireworks – don’t they realize you are the main attraction?”
So I take it you guys think they should have us perform and forget the fireworks, huh?
So the complaints about my recent lack of blogging were starting to add up. So I will attempt to give you all the latest details.
It seems like we have been crazy busy this last week. We have had 4 events in 5 days this past week. On Wednesday we were in Sundridge doing a workshop for Almaguin Highlands Community Living and the community kids. We had quite a turn out and the day was perfect. Thursday we had rehearsal and on Friday we were in Bracebridge playing at James St. Place for a Diabetes Association fundraiser BBQ. Saturday we were in the Band Shell at River Mill park in Huntsville. The Band Shell is a movable tent shell. It makes for great sound but it was really hot due to the lack of breeze in it and then on Sunday we were in Emsdale at the Fern Glen Lily Festival. It’s really nice to have rehearsal off tonight. We could use the break.
This crazy hot dry weather has been great in terms of the fact that we don’t have to worry about being rained out of a performance but it is tough playing in the heat. You have to drink or should I say chug water. Think about it even if we are in the shade we are dancing for up to 3 hours on some days. You have to keep hydrated.
As I said the dry has been a benefit to us in some ways but it also means some bad news too. We just found out this morning that the Dwight Lake of Bays FireFest is being cancelled due to the extreme fire restriction that the district of Muskoka is under. We are all very disappointed about this latest news. I understand the risk of fire is too big, but we are really going to miss this event! So far they tell us Kearney is still on but it might be cancelled for the same reasons too. I will keep you posted as I found out more.