Some days, you wonder if things will ever be normal again.
Some days, it seems like life before the pandemic is a distant memory that happened to someone else.
Some days, it seems like the last six months have been six years.
This is when our collective resiliency is tested. When we draw strength from each other. Every day, since no one can tour right now, Lord of the Dance does its best to entertain you digitally. A new video. A new photo. Inspirational words. All for free, and all to help brighten your day. Because a big part of this show's success as a billion-dollar dance show is the personal connection between the fans and the performers. Team Lord puts this energy out there for you, because the more we give, the more we get back from you in return.
The photograph attached to this journal entry was taken in Mexico City back in February, outside the Auditorio Nacional. Here we have the leads of the show -- Cathal Keaney, Katrina Costello, Jess Judge, Fran Dunne, and Alasdair Spencer -- enjoying a post-show meet-and-greet with the fans. After the enormous high of putting out 110% and bringing the 12,000-seat auditorium to its feet, it was a genuine pleasure to see some of these faces up close. And when we inevitably return to Mexico once again, we will see these people once more. The same is true for every country we visit on tour.
One day soon, life will return to normal, the doors of public gathering places will be flung open, and the show will go on tour once more. When it does, Team Lord looks forward to seeing *you* again.
Planet Ireland arises: 2021.