It is always exhilarating watching a performer who can deliver an outstanding performance time and time again. Last night was Matt's third show this week--Casino Niagara on Wednesday, a private function on Thursday, and last night at the Brantford Casino, and each one of the performances that I saw this week was stellar. It was Matt's first time at the Brantford Casino, and based on the response from the patrons, they will want him back. It was a well planned show, with ETA Brent Freeman looking after the sound and playlist. Their teamwork and professionalism is impeccable.
There is no seating in the concert area, unless you want to sit at a slot machine, but the lack of seating did not deter people from standing around during the three sets that covered four hours including the two breaks. It was great seeing the younger guys stopping to shake Matt's hand in appreciation as they passed by the stage. Matt paid a lot of attention to his audience, often leaving the stage to sing and dance with them. One spicy waitress could not resist shaking it up every time she went by to fill her tray. And a regular patron of a certain age danced the night away, eventually being joined by Matt for what I can only call a "shakedown"...lol. Matt presented a lucky lady who was celebrating her birthday with a blue scarf. And Matt was given a flowered lei by one of the casino staff. I wish I could have taken photos with my camera to show you some of the events of the evening, but I am very grateful to Amber Maich, OLG Brantford's Customer Service Supervisor, for so graciously sending the photos that I am using in today's post.
Last night was a fantastic evening of entertainment, and I had such great fun talking with dedicated fans Dot and Barb during the two intermissions. Tonight is Matt and Brent's show, with fellow ETA Gordie McNeil providing the opening act, and Rose Cronin entertaining with her country tribute, at the Fort Erie Legion. I hope to see you there. Best regards, Carolyn.