It was a cool but clear and sunny day. The perfect day for a parade, and a ballet, and a Raptor's game and a football game being played in Montreal, but devotees dressed in Argo Blue were also a pretty enthusiastic bunch headed for the bars. I got the last seat and the Professor stood. He's good like that.
This young man captured my attention while we waited in one of the shelters track-side. He was oblivious to everything but his art and his music. I loved watching him shade with his stabillo pencils.
Alice in Wonderland. This was my main event. Second time around it was even more perfect.
Lots of people attend the pre performance talk. The space is on the stairway in the Sony Centre. It is full of light and windows. The parade is also starting!
Just before the call to theatre bells, the first of the parade passed. What a perfect vantage point to see it all.
At the interval, the parade progressed and the cast came out to sign programs. The frog footmen are a favourite.
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick."
I hope this happens some day when Zoë is old enough to attend the ballet. There always seems to be a ballet performance when there's a parade. The next one is St. Patrick's Day!