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Performance Anxiety
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posted 20 December 2003 06:22 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We are discussing this latest NEWS found on rabble.

A fine story about the theatricians fighting back!

Tired of being ignored, and risking reprisals from the government, Barkerville's merchants, actors, musicians and supporters marched up its main street in late September singing God Save the Queen. After several historic figures made fiery speeches, the Barkerville Coalition decided to go en masse to Victoria a month later, all dressed in period finery.

“Queen Victoria” invited the Premier for tea on the steps of the legislature. She had of late “not been amused” by his cuts to B.C.'s heritage. Other historic figures like Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie, Judge Arthur Thomas Bushby, Isabella Hodgkinson, and Thomas Patullo joined the Queen, while the Royal Engineers in their red serge uniforms were a contrast to the more drably dressed tea-sipping crowd.

Looks like they were playing, Audra! What are you going to do - show them your infamous photo of a boot?

I applaud the efforts of these fine theatricians and their acts of dissent. Nice to see the characters finally leaving the stage and entering the real world. Inspiring!!!

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