If you are new to my blog posts, then you may not know who my friend Brandon Isaak is. ( a.k.a. “Yukon Slim” ) To give you a little bit of background, you may wish to read my two previous posts about him: Yukon Buddy , and Yukon Buddy Part 2 – The Twisters. That way, we can just continue with the story …
So, the last time we’d seen Brandon was in 2010, with the Twisters, at the Garden Bay Pub. We didn’t get a chance to see him play at all in 2011, so that was a bit of a drag. Brandon is always posting his upcoming gigs on Facebook etc., and when I see these, I always ask him, “When are you coming to play on The Sunshine Coast ( of B.C. ) again? “. Well, a few months back, I got a response: he was going to be playing a solo gig at Garden Bay for the Pender Harbour Blues Festival. It was going to be a “Dinner Show”, on the restaurant side of the Garden Bay Hotel. ( we usually see him on the Pub side )
My husband and I thought this would be pretty cool for several reasons: we’d never seen Brandon play on his own before, we’d never eaten on the other side of the venue, and it would mean a really nice night out for us. June 2nd was a sunny Saturday, and the drive up to Garden Bay was absolutely wonderful. We got there a little early, I had a drink on the pub side first, then we moved to the Dining Room.
We had a lovely little table with a great view of the water.