Last night Shane Koyczan came to town. We went to see him.
I don’t know who was more surprised: Him at the great reception he received or Us at the size of the crowd.
It wasn’t just Lorraine and I. many were happy to see the GEM nearing a capacity audience for a Poet! And we could hear other people (our age) saying they were really glad to see all the young people in the crowd as well.
Which is another story: we didn’t stop to talk with anyone after the show but I wonder if the younger crowd were wondering why all these old people showed up to hear Shane …
But, no matter your age it was obvious the audience enjoyed his performance. We sure did.
If you missed him in Grand Forks, and did not catch him opening the Olympics in Vancouver, you can easily enjoy some of his performance online at his YouTube Channel. Here is his website: www.shanekoyczan.com
Thank you Anya Soroka and the Boundary District Arts Council for bringing Shane to our little town. Encore! Encore!
A Poet drawing a big crowd in small town Canada … maybe there’s hope after all …