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The Prettiest Part of Washington?
June 11, 2008 |
I have a quick, but important question. How come A Prairie Home Companion has a majority of its shows on the "east coast" but rarely the "west coast"? I have been a fan of your show since I was 11 (I am now 13), and have yet to witness a live performance. Sure, Washington is gray and rainy, but we have plenty of A Prairie Home Companion listeners. I hope you take my plea into consideration.
We love to do the show in Washington, Miranda. Though we've never done it in Olympia, we've done ten or so shows in Spokane and in Seattle, at various theaters downtown and at UW and outdoors at Chateau Ste. Michelle, the winery, and at a park north of town. It only rained on us once that I recall. But the last one was probably around the time you started listening, so that's why you didn't know about it. I happen to like gray rainy weather a lot and always feel sort of invigorated by it. Seattle is a city where people aren't afraid to get a little damp. In fact, we're doing a Rhubarb show at Marymoor Park in August, and I'm sure A Prairie Home Companion will come back to Seattle soon. Or maybe Olympia, who knows? That's on the Olympic peninsula, right? The prettiest part of Washington?