I don’t think my brother has any idea how happy he made me last week. He gave me a gift that I’d been wishing for, for years without even knowing how much I had wanted it.
So what did he give me? Two free passes to the Canadian Golf Open this past Saturday. Now that wasn’t what I’d been wishing for years. I’m not a fan of golf. It’s interesting I guess, but the best part was after the Open semi-finals on Saturday there was a Tom Cochrane and Red Rider concert. That was what I wanted!
I’ve been a fan of Tom Cochrane and Red Rider since I was a young teenager and I’ve always wanted to see the band in concert.
When my brother got in touch with me about two weeks ago to tell me that he might be able to get my husband and I passes for either the Saturday or Sunday I thought that was very nice of him. I thought my husband would enjoy watching the golf. However when he got the passes and told me that he’d picked the Saturday pass because ther was evening entertainment and told me what the entertainment was I nearly fainted.
So last Saturday we went to the Canadian Golf Open for a little while in the late afternoon (it had rained a good portion of the day and play was delayed by over two hours) then we set up our double folding chair right in front of the grandstand. We had primo seats for the concert!
It was amazing! Tom started out by singing Victory Day, then followed up with Big League, then Sinking like a Sunset. After that he did a song dedicated to his daughter Cody which I believe was called Northern Star, after that they did a slowed down version of Good Times, followed by Human Race, White Hot and Life is a Highway. They came back for an Encore and did Lunatic Fringe and ended with Boy inside the man.
I love each and every song and believe me I was singing along and moving to the music. It was fantastic!
I’ve already thanked my brother profusely and I’ll be thinking of him as he attends a seminar about corporate performance management this week! Ah, he doesn’t mind the work related courses or travel that much … heck, this past Friday he was able to attend the Canadian Golf Open by volunteering to man a booth there for his company.