The clock positioned centerstage counts down the minutes (21 minutes 58 seconds) when Garrison Keillor's live performance of Prairie Home Companion will be simultaneously broadcast on the radio Saturday, the 14th of September 2013. Dick and I are seated stage right (house left) so close to the musicians, radio script actors, sound effects man... and Garrison Keillor... that we didn't dare sneeze lest it would be heard over the air waves.
This particular performance was the season opener, so an annual $5.00 meatloaf supper and a free, open-to-the-public street dance capped off the evening. I snapped a photo of the outdoor dining area and Lake Wobegon stage backdrop set up on Exchange Street in front of downtown St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater before we filed in to attend Garrison Keillor's performance... his 39th season.
Keillor, a Minnesota native who resides in St. Paul, captures the heartbeat of small town America. He makes me proud to stake my claim as a born and raised Minnesotan.