It’s a bit dreary outside this morning but because yesterday was such an amazing day/night at The Cameron House, I’m basking in an amazing glow of wonderful music and friendship. What a great time we had.
Our matinee was packed right from the start…albeit most folks were there to secure their seats for the evening festivities. Nonetheless they were an appreciative, responsive audience. A few regulars of ours, unaware of the upcoming gala send-off for Cindy (longtime co-owner/manager of the bar) featuring The Cameron Family Singers, wandered in looking a bit stunned that available seats were so few. Our first S.R.O. matinee There was a palpable feeling of excitement in the room all day.
Anticipating the crowds, a live video feed of the action in the front room was beamed to the back room. Dwight and I moved between the two rooms over the course of the evening. While it was fun to be in the front room where the live action was, the back room had it’s definite advantages…much cooler and seating!
The Cameron Family Singers were in great form! The latest “regular” line-up of Cousins Cindy Matthews, Jack Nicholsen, Tony Benattar, Shelley Coopersmith, and Sam Ferrara, were augmented with returning Cousins Kevin Quain, Rod Booth, and Chip Yarwood, as well as honorary Cousins Col. Tom Parker and Burke Carroll. Cindy looking beautiful as always was glowing in a room full of admirers, all there to wish her well as she moves on to her next adventures. A gang of other performers including Justin Rutledge, Corin Raymond, Joanne Mackell, Michael Laderoute, The Ferraros, and Run With The Kittens were each invited on stage to perform during the second set. Dwight and I were honoured to be included among them. All of us feel and expressed gratitude to Cindy for her tremendous support over the years.
So many people we love, we’ve met at The Cameron House in the almost 20 years we have been going there. A lot of them were there yesterday so it couldn’t help but be magical day.
“The room is an oasis, the desert beats at the door. We head out to it’s fury, can’t wait to come back for more.”
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