Tour Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for the lovely response to my first #CajoningAcrossCanada blog. And thank you for reading it in a British accent.
From running Steven’s social pages I get a good sense of what people want to know about his show and what to expect on the night (besides the obvious - a top night of entertainment). So for my second blog, I’m going to answer some frequently asked questions about the tour and the people involved in it.
Before we start, I’d like to address some rumours. You inquisitive Canadians should know that the answer is ‘no’ to all of the following: Are you Craig’s son? Did you win a competition? Is it half term? Can I interest you in the fish? Are you Steven’s son? Did you travel in that box? (Ha! Good one, I’m a small guy).
Now for the actual questions, and don’t forget if you have any more you can tweet them:
Does Steven play BNL songs in his set?
Of course! You’ll hear songs old and new, from Gordon right up until Heal Thyself Pt II. You’ll hear songs where Steven remembers all of the lyrics, and songs where he remembers barely any of the lyrics. It’s all part of the fun. Over the course of the US tour, Steven took everyone by surprise by busting out deep cuts such as Shoe Box (I know!) Conventioneers (I KNOW!) and Trouble With Tracey (WHAT? I KNOW!) I think I even caught the chorus of One Week at one point too, but it came in the midst of a 15 minute Lionel Ritchie medley, so things were a little hazy.
But yes, the short answer is YES! You’re not going to be disappointed if you want to hear some familiar old BNL tunes, and perhaps if you send a tweet he may even play the one you desperately want to hear too.
Can I buy VIP tickets?
These are some good pre-prepared FAQs, it’s almost as if there has just been a perfectly-timed VIP ticket release. Spooky! Yes, this VIP (Very Important Pagefan) upgrade allows you access to the soundcheck, priority seating (venue dependent), a meet and greet with Steven, some exclusive swag (hope you like giant, beautiful posters!) and a sensual free full body massage from Kevin. Come along! Bring the oil!
Is that a cello?
I recognise Craig.
That’s not technically a question is it, but yes you would definitely recognise Craig because he’s also the lead singer of the brilliant Vancouver-based alt-rock heroes Odds. Some people call them The Odds and I think he’s OK with that, despite it being technically incorrect. Anyway the odds are (get it?) that if you come to the shows in Toronto, Victoria and Vancouver, you’ll see a lot more of his band, because they are Steven’s backing group for those shows and they are going to TEAR THE GOD DAMN HOUSE DOWN. I can’t wait to see those shows.
Did you come out the back of that cajon?
At this point these jibes are upsetting.