We played at Relay for Life in Smithers last night (Saturday, June 8). Thanks again to Lauri Deveau and the rest of the organizers for having us there. It was a privilege. Apparently, they raised more than $52,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
This was our third or fourth time (we’re musicians, not calendars, Jim!) playing for this annual event. This year, it meant more to us and especially to me. Just a few days ago, my wife, Sylvia, had her final chemotherapy treatment and was informed that she is now officially a cancer survivor.
The entertainment ran from noon to just before midnight and we were the final act. Some people were dancing and we could see some shadowy figures watching out there despite the stage lights obscuring our view. This was the first time Laurette Tesla appeared with Axes of Ego. She was a member of The BRB, an extinct band that included several members of AoE. She’s been practising with us for a little while and we hope to have her doing some lead vocals the next time we play.