A Summer evening in Ocean Grove
Saturday, August 1, 2015
The temperature was in the 90's,
parking was fierce and there were lines outside every restaurant.
Yet it was a delightful evening.
|We had tickets for Garrison
Keillor's Farewell Tour. It took place in
the Great Auditorium where Garrison was very
sensitive of the religious history. During
intermission he came down into the audience and
led the audience in singing hymns. So,
unless they needed an intermission, most people
stayed to enjoy the songfest.
I have never, ever, been to a show where the performer was on for a solid three hours, disregarding intermission. Even the band took a break while he did a monologue toward the end of the show.
Garrison is best known as host of the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion and many of his tales are about the fictional town Lake Wobegon. This was a special opportunity for us to attend one of his performances.