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Hundreds upon hundreds of ticket holders waited in line to see sold out shows. Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of Vancouver’s fashion crowd, the out-of-towner’s who flew in, or the fashion curious - It was a full-house-audience every single night.
There was a time when our community didn’t offer such extensive social programming through the government. That was also a time before taxation. (Insert sarcastic emoticon here). However, it was the people of the community who knitted socks for the war effort, ran soup kitchens, organized work parties, and held up the fort in all the arenas where life had intervened causing shortfalls. Neighbours would divide their crops, families would open their homes to share what they had.
I’m often bemused when I hear whinging about Vancouver’s cultural scene. Apparently, according to some poor pretentious souls, we are far too “new” a city to appreciate cultural depth.