This past weekend was packed full of fantastic Easter celebrations! Good Friday service and then an epic Grand Service at the Orpheum Theatre with over 2700 people in attendance – WOW!
Sunday lunch was hosted by wonderful friends who we have known since the day we got here, and with my aunt, uncle and cousins in attendance it really was more like a family gathering.
I have watched him build his band, Giraffe Aftermath, from the ground up over the past 6 years. I little bit reggae, a little bit hip-hop it’s a unique sound that surprisingly even this mainstream girl enjoys. Every time I speak to him I hear they are playing bigger and better venues and I always think back to one of their first gigs at the Legion on Commercial Dr: My uncle was their roadie running around setting up mics, I was trying to sell CD’s for them. Fast forward a few years and they are well on their way with their last gig a week ago at the Backstage lounge on Granville Island. Regardless of whether they make it BIG some day, I admire their tenacity to stick with it through the growing pains of a young band and following their passion.
Being the oldest of this generation, I was the first to have the 1/4 century joke said to me. By my younger brother. “Wow, you’re a 1/4 century – you’re half way to fifty now!” Umm…thanks….well that wasn’t so smart on his part now was it? Guess what turned up on his 25th birthday cake a few years later?? So in keeping with tradition we welcomed Steve to the 1/4 century club.
Weird for a guy that gets up on stage and sings for a living!
Then we made him cut the cake.
But it was delicious so that’s all that matters. And we had a great time.
Hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend!