Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I hung out with Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor made a stop in Virginia Beach on Tue, May 20 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

The show was wonderful, yet the best part was hanging out in the green room with Mr. Keillor before the show. Hey, it pays to know people; what can I say?!? (co-presented by Bert's PBS station WHRO)

Mr. Keillor is as down-to-earth and quirky as the character he portrays in stage as a solo act and with the long-running public radio hit "A Prairie Home Companion". Bert and I had the pleasure of seeing APHC last fall at their home theater, the Fitzgerald in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is tall and gangly, and, yes, he still wears his red socks and red sneakers...and, I do believe they may even be the originals. Mr. Keillor is as warm and comfy as his voice, even stretching out and trying the strange wavy couch in the Sandler's green room.