Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July Palo Duro Canyon Trip!

I'm not sure If I have mentioned it dear Readers, but our friend and long time Casablanca Council member Austin is working this summer as a dancer in "Texas" the musical out in Palo Duro Canyon in Canyon TX!

Austin was nice enough to give us some of his comp tickets to the show, and we were able to visit this 4th of July weekend.
(Friends Cindy, Patricia, Austin & Seigen)

They sound so thrilled in the video because a group of tourist came walking by, and they thought it was silly. 
The setting for the show is the actual Canyon walls. So many cool effects, they project on the walls, there's a water show, a tree that is struck by "lightning" during the show. It's really neat and definitely worth the trip!
(Our exclusive backstage passes!)
 Since Austin is in the cast, he hooked us up with back stage passes and a tour before the show!
(Back of stage right)
It is so neat to get to see how an operation like this works! Austin took us high and low, showing us all the detailed set pieces for the show. 
(Austin our guide, From the stage looking into the audience!)
The Canyon itself is awe inspiring-
It was a terrific show! The music and dancing was fantastic, I loved the hoedown during the party scene! Austin, we are SO freaking proud of you!
(The Flag guys of TEXAS! Austin on the back right.)
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Those of you who are long time readers of "Everyone Goes to Mick's" might remember our friend Andrew. He passed away last summer during the run of the show, to commemorate his life and the lives of the others who died, the TEXAS foundation erected a plaque and added a song to the show in memory of their cast mates.
It is a wonderful tribute that looks out over the stage and canyon from the back of the house. When the setting sun hits the polished granite plaque it shines and sparkles, just as they do in our hearts.
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(Cindy, Me, Austin, Patricia, & Seigen, after the show.)
Seriously, I cannot brag on Austin enough. WE ARE SO PROUD OF HIM! Landing his first professional job as a Dancer in TEXAS. We are looking forward to seeing a lot more of his dancing!
As a late surprise for my birthday, Austin presented me with a souvenir program that he had most of the cast autograph for me!
(Holy crap what a cool gift!)

(A place of honor on the coffee table.)
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4th of July trip out to Canyon, and can't wait to see Austin again!Thank you Austin for the Tickets, it was well worth it.

We love you Austin!



Jim said...

WOW! What a 'gig' to have and what a setting to perform in!! Lucky Austin!
That canyon is incredible, Mick! Sounded like a good trip!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I love the commemorative plaque, and I love Austin's birthday gift to you. It sounds like you had a great time.

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