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Hello. My name is Isaac Shabtay, 32 years old from Ontario, Canada. I have set this blog up to document my journey following Mark Knopfler’s “Get Lucky” tour during the spring‐summer of 2010. This is in much the same way I did for Knopfler’s 2008 “Kill to Get Crimson” tour (see the “Links” section), except that this time, I will be following the entire tour—starting April 8 in Seattle, Washington, and ending July 31 in Gredos, Spain. Similarly to before, though, you are more than welcome to sit back, relax, read and comment. All comments, positive and negative, are welcome. You can also subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed (see links at the right‐hand side of the screen), so new posts become available through your favorite RSS reader. Have fun, Isaac

Friday, April 9, 2010

In Vancouver

Hey all.

I guess I’d never run out of bizarre places to blog from. This text is being written on my BlackBerry, and will hopefully format & show correctly in the blog.

Quite a stressful day so far. Picked Jeroen up from downtown Seattle at 1:30pm, then drove to Seattle airport to pick up our convertible car that should serve us for the USA / Canada tour. We then drove two cars, northbound back to Canada.

Little did I consider that, since it’s gorgeous Friday afternoon outside, traffic is going to be hell. Terrible traffic basically ruled out my original plan to grab something to eat on my way: we had to continue driving north due to the unknown delay factor of the border crossing.

We only crossed the border at around 6:00pm, one hour and a half before the concert. We then had to proceed to Vancouver, to return the car that had served us so far… Guess what, traffic again.

So between 10:00am (when I woke up) to 6:40pm (when we located a Blenz Coffee on Cambie Street on our way to the venue), I ate two pieces of toast with some turkey breast on them. Even worse, I haven’t had my morning coffee (I was stupid enough to ask Hadar for tea instead). If some of you thought that I’m a jackass already, wait until you see me hungry and tired… Ask all my ex‐girlfriends.

Now we’re seated at the venue; Pieta Brown gave an awesome performance and the guys will come up in about 5 minutes.

Phewwwww. What a day so far. Hopefully seeing a good concert from the front row, dead centre, would help.


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