From backstage, it looked like the PEI Theatre Festival 2004 Gala Awards night was a big success. A huge crowd in attendance, lots of people dressed really nicely, and everybody seemed to be happy and enjoying themselves.
Congratulations to Cynthia and the organizing committee for putting on a great 5 day event.
One thing, though. While it was fun to have the guys from the band playing music to bring people up on stage, and fun to have the 'and the award goes to' drumrolls, the drummer's need to provide a 'ba dum dum' or rim shot with every line that could possibly be perceived as funny...that started to get obtrusive to me.
I found it kind of funny, and I don't mean any offense to the event itself...but it was funny how some of the award recipients seemed to be really impressed/pleased with themselves that they won. The one who thanked God for the talent that He provided her was a highlight.
Sketch 22 performed two sketches near the end of the evening and they seemed to be very well received. Lots of laughter. It felt really good being on stage again, with scripted words.