Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Tweak Your Work
While the rest of our Vedic Mace troop got themselves showered and ready for a full day, I decided to take that early stroll near Ramsay and Minnow Lakes. Darshan is a young Indian professional who hosted the monk portion of our group (we are thirteen now). I decided to have some fun and go out and greet the sun. The chamomile is showing itself along the edges of the sidewalks here, where curvy pathways are laid out to circumnavigate some of the earth’s oldest rock and the many lakes found in the Sudbury area. I looped back to Darshan’s for breakfast with everyone, after which we quickly left for our next destination, Sault Ste. Marie, population 72,000.
When there, we went to White Pines Theatre to meet Greg Marshall, our sound guy for the night. We chatted with him by his motorcycle while we waited for our second van to appear—the van with the artists. Speaking with Greg was invaluable, just as much as it was talking to a seventy-two-year-old
man after the show. He was like an avatar, God sent! I had been praying to Krishna for some direction for our show.
“How are we doing? What are we doing that is wrong, or right?”
Well, the Sault Avatar spoke his mind. “It was too long,” he said, referring to the forty-minute chant at the end.
Yes, we did go overboard with the length.
“You mentioned the Beatles in one of your talks, why not sing one of their songs?”
Good point! We did make many pitches for the pure culture of India, but not enough relevant stuff for our predominantly Canadian audience. The venue was top notch! So was the show—performance wise. We need to do some more tweaking before the staging in Terrace Bay.
May the Source be with you!