Green Rivers, Good Morning America and Motown
We left Chicago full of St. Patrick’s Day spirit. It was hard not to after passing giant leprechauns on their way to the parade, and crossing a Kelly Green river on our way to the theatre before our Saturday matinee.
The green river tradition began unintentionally when trying to find a sewage leak from one of the buildings lining the river. The orange dye used to find the leak turned green when it hit the water. After determining the dye was non-toxic, the city decided to use this discovery to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like no other city in the world. It’s now become a St. Patrick’s Day tradition 46 years running.
We took a quick detour on our way to Detroit, and stopped in New York City to perform on Good Morning America’s St. Patrick’s Day show. We worked hard to put together a special edit of Passion & Pride, as well as a few 30-second bumpers highlighting different numbers in the show. The performance went off without a hitch, and we received some amazing feedback from our friends and followers.
We couldn’t be in New York City on St. Patrick’s Day without taking part in the festivities, so after some sightseeing, we all met at O’Donahughes Irish Pub to celebrate before flying to Detroit.
We were greeted in Motor City with some of the best audiences we’ve had since the tour started, so Detroit…THANK YOU. Your energy and enthusiasm was infectious and helped us have some of our most fun shows to date.
While in Detroit, a few of the cast members (Tanya O Callaghan pictured) made it to the Motown Museum, or “Hitsville U.S.A.,” the home where Berry Gordy lived and some of the biggest Motown hits were recorded (in the famous Studio A) during its earliest years.
We just landed in Boston where we finish the first leg of our world tour. So far, the city looks amazing, really beautiful. I look forward to exploring Boston over the next two weeks and telling you all about it!