Each time we said farewell we knew it wasn’t forever, but Butch Whacks & The Glass Packs are signing off on their Annual Farewell Show this year after saying 33 annual good-byes since 1971. The Final Shows. The Last Laffs. It’s a sentimental farewell for us this year as Bimbo’s 365 Club has been a part of their history since 1988. It’s been a wild ride all these years with this motley crew and their colorful fans, but we’re so choked up that we’ll let Butch say the final farewell:
TO OUR FANS
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our company and you – patrons of the arts, friends, family and fellow travelers- have been great company for over forty years. We deeply appreciate the opportunity you have given us year after year to share our passion for the sounds of Top 40 radio etched in our heads as kids and the paradoxical grafting of current cultural and political events to the mythos of our shared musical past. Most of all, we are in your debt for the lifetime friendships, and the brotherhood that we Glass Packs have forged with each other and with you, our fans, on this exhilarating journey. It was once written of us in the Vancouver Sun that we make the audience believe that if you were brazen enough – no, crazy enough – no, drunk enough! – you too could get up on stage and do what we attempt to do naturally after 33 annual performances… So, if you are that crazy and wish to stand in our floppy shoes next year, well, have at it. In 1961, the Showmen wrote in wax that Rock and Roll will stand forever. Together, we have done our part. We will miss you, and the theatre filling, with our billing up there in lights. -Butch.
The finals shows are Thursday June 26, Friday June 27, and Saturday June 28. Friday and Saturday are already sold out, but tickets are still available for Thursday night’s show. Get ’em while you still can. This time it really is Farewell!