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Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:14 PM

I saw Chris De Burgh in concert in Calgary last week. He laid into Trump pretty hard.

There was a huge international audience at the venue, and they laughed at his mockery of Trump. I don't know how many Americans were in the audience besides me and my sister and brother. But we cringed a bit.

After the show, I was able to meet CdeB's guitarist and keyboardist. I asked them to take a message back to Chris. I told them I we were from the US, and we hate Trump, too. We're embarrassed and ashamed, and can't wait for him to be gone.

Anyway, great concert. Lots of songs about the tragedy of international conflict, and about the hope of a peaceful future. Standard Chris De Burgh stuff.

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Reply I saw Chris De Burgh in concert in Calgary last week. He laid into Trump pretty hard. (Original post)
Aristus Oct 2017 OP
True Dough Oct 2017 #1
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maveric Oct 2017 #2
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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:18 PM

1. Cringed a bit

because you are a little ashamed to be Americans on the international stage right now?

And did that concert cheer you up? I remember seeing a thread recently inviting people to help cheer up Aristus.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:25 PM

3. It did. It was incredibly inspiring.

I've been a fan of his for over thirty years. He put on a wonderful show.

And yes, I've never been more ashamed to be an American. Not even when George W. Bush was in the office.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:24 PM

2. Don't pay the Ferryman

Till he gets you to the other side.

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Response to maveric (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 24, 2017, 12:26 PM

4. Great song!



Longtime fans of CdeB know that the sotto voce speech during the interlude is a fragment of Shakespeare's The Tempest, the lines that begin: "We were dead of sleep, and all clapped under hatches..."

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