Last year, long before the pandemic was a thing, before China announced it had a problem, we booked a couple of concerts for here, in Québec City at the big sparkly Vidéorton Centre. One was to see Lara Fabian, a Belgian/Canadian singer who, quite frankly, has an even better set of lungs than even Céline Dion does. This woman really knows how to belt out a song, and hit those high notes for any extended period of time. I discovered her a couple of decades ago, not long after moving from the UK to Canada, and love her voice.
We booked never known, of course, like anyone, that these concerts would be cancelled or, in our case—and lucky for us—Lara is rescheduled for June 21, if all goes well. Though, in truth, neither my partner nor I are going to hold our breath that this will all be over sufficiently enough, by then, for this to happen.
But Lara wasn’t our only concert booked. We also love Mika. And had booked to see him in late May. That concert is hanging in limbo, it hasn’t been cancelled, or, as yet, refunded. Nor have they set a new (potential) date for later in the year.
I’m guessing that, in the end, both will be cancelled. Though, we hope they both get rescheduled for 2021. Especially as I think we’re all going to want to be there, dancing in the isles, having a good time and singing along to our favourite songs, “… take it eeeeeeaaaasy…!”
Though, now I think about it, the lyrics for this song are a little prescient at the moment. Go take a look!
While we won’t be able to go join thousands of others, packed into an arena to see our favourites, till maybe next year, it’s gives us something to look forward too. And, in the meantime, I have time to play their music over and over again, till I know all the words to every song they ever recorded.
Maybe I’ll give balcony concerts. What do you think?
Anyway, people, I sincerely hope you have something positive to look forward to, as well.
Take care and stay safe out there.