On Friday, Rogue, Dad, Huib and I set off for Casino Rama.
Huib and I had tickets to see Alanis Morrisette.
Since it was a Friday, Huib knew the traffic was going to be heavy, so started work an hour earlier. We set off around 4:30pm for Orillia.
My sister and Mark met us at the Harvey’s in Orillia and we had dinner together while catching up. It had been a while since we’d seen each other, so when Brandi heard we were going to be at Rama, she suggested we meet up.
When we arrived at Casino Rama, Dad set off for the slots and we made our way into the concert area. It was a pretty long walk from the parking lot, through the casino itself and then along a hallway to an escalator that would take us up to our seating level.
Since we had heard about the concert only a week before, we were only able to get tickets near the back – but we didn’t care, we were seeing Alanis!!
The stage was set up pretty simply. I can’t totally remember the colours, but there were three big leather chairs set in the middle and nothing else.
When Alanis came out, she took the middle chair and her two guitarists took the others.
The concert was awesome. Alanis sounds the same in person as she does on her albums – which I thought was pretty neat. she had no fancy instruments, just the two guitars and her harmonica.
It was a very intimate setting.
Alanis sang all of her well known songs, focusing primarily on her first album, Jagged Little Pill, which was totally fine with me since that was the album I knew best.
rogue came with us and slept through the entire concert. When we got to our seats, she immediately settled underneath and we didn’t hear from her again until we stood up – Good Girl!!
I’m not sure we’ll ever get a chance to see Alanis again, so I’m really glad we had this opportunity.