This Saturday, May 9th, is Last Last Call at The Renaissance Cafe.
i'm ferklmept just thinking about it.
that's where the first HHLF gig was. i've hosted so many shows there. i've performed both spoken word and music there, and shown my paintings. i've hosted the Toronto Tinfoil Hat Contest there. what other venue would let people hold "Kindergarten for 'Grown-Ups'"? HHLF jammed with bass & drums for the first time at the Ren. Mike & i held our 10th anniversary party there, and my 6 month old nephew Jack was bouncing on the bar "dancing". on the day we went on an open house tour and fell in love with our home, we went to the Ren after for a drink & discussion - and when... i think it was Colleen, asked how the house was, i just burst into tears because it was so perfect.
four days later, on the day we bought our house, our agent & the house inspector had to meet somewhere for a quick coffee to go over everything, and even though the Ren was closed, Randy saw us through the front window, let us in and made us coffee.
those couches have heard so many wonderful conversations. that stage has held so much wonder & beauty & honesty & warmth.
where on earth will the bleeding hearts and the artists go now?