Chrysler Stars On Ice Review - Toronto, ON - April 18, 1999
written by Chris
WOW! I had such a great time yesterday at the second Toronto show. I was
getting really anxious to go because the last few posts people have made
about the shows I have not read because I didn't want to find out anything
before I went.
At least now I can start reading the posts again. The biggest
surprise for me was the tickets I had. My brother had tricked me and
told me that out seats were around the same as last year (first few rows
of the rails on the end) however when we got there our seats were in
fact on the floors on the ends. Not to mention, it was right where the
skaters came out. They were great seats and really made my night!
Sitting in my area included I believe one of the directors or
something of the sort because on the retakes of Steven when he messed up
on the first re-take I heard him say in a joking fashion, "Steven, Why
do you hate me?". I am guessing he was part of the directing crew cause
of the equipment he had. Also in my area, was Dougy Ladret. Hmm, he
looked a bit shorter than I expected. I also saw Sandra Bezic at the
beginning of the show when she was doing her intro for CBC. Lastly,
maybe about 4-5 rows behind me was Debbi Wilkes. I was going to just say
hi, introduce myself and tell her how much I like Ice Time but I figured
maybe I shouldn't since its time away from work for her.
I wish I could have saw/met some fellow Bladers or Kurt Klubers but
unfortunately I didn't see any nor could not make the meetings if there
were any. Though I did have my BK Bladers shirt on.
What was pretty funny for me was that next to me were 2 little girls
about 6-7 yrs maybe and when Steven came out for the first time, they
kept complaining and saying "Aww, he's so boring..Let's get the show
going!" But then, later on by the second half they were laughing so hard
and were so happy to see him when he did come out. I think in ways it
was the same for me---at the beginning, the muse segments were a bit
slow but as they progressed each one got better and better.
Some favorite programs: No doubt B&K but to choose one I think I
liked the Jackson medley program more, despite my liking of the music of
Hotel California more. I think it was the attitude that made me like it
more. I also really liked Meno/Sand's second number which was Santana's
Europa. I never really was a fan but I think I'll keep my eyes open for
them in the future. Watching the Kurt/Tara program made me like it even
more than from watching it on tv. Lastly, it was even more energetic
watching Steven's Invisible program.
For the clown number, that was a good number because there was something
happening everywhere so throughout that number I was all smiles. Though I did
miss seeing Doug as one of the clowns.
Some moments: Well it was kinda scary to see Issy fall and I could
really tell that it shook her up because even when they came out at the
end she seemed a bit on the 'cautious' side and Lloyd was still
consoling her at times---Just glad to she is ok. Lastly, the Kurt fall
was great. The reason I say this is because that means they had to do a
retake for Face-to-Face and for me, I LOVED this cast number. It was
most definitely one of my favs. over the years. As well, it was just
kinda funny to see Brian laughing at him.
Actually it was also neat when Kurt came out with the Gretzky and Browning
jerseys and I think if you had a camera made for a great picture. Did anyone
get a good shot? My brother took one but I think he caught a bad angle so it
may not be a good shot.
Of course there were no real disappointments about the show but for
me, the disappointments were more personal in that I wished I brought my
point-and- click instead of my brother's zoom cause then I'd know I have
some pics that came out for sure. As well, I was all anxious to know I
was on the floor because I was hoping to finally get my chance to meet
Shae personally but unfortunately it didn't happen AGAIN! Though I did
get to very briefly say hi to Issy because she was the one who came to
our section. Lastly, I know it sounds kinda mean but I kinda wish there
were more falls because then we could have stayed longer (hehe).
Overall, another great show and already anxious for the next. For
those of you who may be interested, inside the program make sure you
look at the Ocean Spray ad because there is an offer for a SOI
poster. Looks like quite a nice poster.