So the wife,sis-in-law, and I took in the Alanna Myles concert last night at the summit theater in langley. I had never seen her in concert before and I wasn't that big of a fan but the wife loves her music so........
Man she does not look good, skinny would be an understatement. I swear that she didn't weigh any more than 80lbs or so, she was stiff as a board like her whole body ached. She couldn't seem to get the mike stand adjusted properly and her stage hand had to comeout constantly to assist her. She asked for a chord from her bandmates several times and just plain seemed to be a pain to everyone. She is only 49 years old but looks more like 65 or 70. She still has a very good voice but she looked like HELL!
She claimed that she had gotten the flu bug from other passangers on the flight from Toronto so she didn't feel well and that may very well be true, but I suspect that there is a little more to this than the flu. The wife and I bumped into another couple later at Newlands and they were also at the concert. When I mentioned how sickly looking I thought Alanna looked she said that she had a sister that looked just like that when she was doing heroin. I don't know much about drugs and I'm quite fine with that so that would explain some of my bewilderment as to why she looked like she did.
She made some good music in her day and I hope that she can get off the junk (if that is the case) and come back and make more great music.
Just wondering if anyone else was there and saw the same thing I did?