In spite of multiple downpours of rain and a plethora of traffic jams, we’ve made it safely back to ‘The ATL’. We’re also, already, counting down the days until our next trip to Orlando! Uh, that would be 55 days until we descend on World Showcase to devour Food & Wine 2013!
Speaking of downpours, I have been drenching you with Food & Wine reports for more than a week. It’s time for a break … for both you and me!
I have been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to pass along this little gem. Do you remember the last poll we ran?
A few weeks ago, I asked you to vote for your favorite Epcot entertainer. Little did I know that our quest would catch the attention of Danny and Kevin of the Magic Our Way podcast. Check out their show from July 26th by clicking this link to hear their in-depth review of our fine work. The episode is MOW #022.
Well, it must rock. This was the closest vote we’ve ever had!
Many hours into the voting, three competitors – Off Kilter, JAMMitors, and the Voices of Liberty – were still within striking distance of the title. It remained that way for much of the day and evening. Yet, all of them deserved to win.
In the end, it is Off Kilter that squeaks to the top of the pile and becomes the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Entertainer!
Formed in 1997, Off Kilter is the rock band that performs daily in the Canada pavilion at Epcot. In, pretty much, their own words, they are a high-energy, progressive, Celtic band that blends many hard-driving musical styles … thereby bringing a whole new twist to Celtic music. Check out their web site here.
From bass guitar to bagpipes, and from Ireland, Canada, and the U.S., this five-piece outfit can certainly make you stop and listen. In fact, I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve been walking “around the world” only to point across the lagoon and say, “Listen. It’s Off Kilter”!
If you want to know more about this World Showcase “stroll-stopping” gem, check out this article on AllEars.net. It is an older post, but it still gives you great insight into what makes this band … well, Off Kilter!
We have arrived at the finale, my friends! Thanks, very much, for your support these last few days. Now, there’s just one more tally to complete. We need to finish one last poll in order to “crown” the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Epcot Entertainer. Let’s go out in a flourish!
If you ask me, we’ve done an outstanding job of setting up a diverse and terribly difficult-to-predict “Final Four”. From Celtic rock to the pinnacle of patriotic a cappella … from the clash of drums (er, trash can lids) to a whistle-tooting, pompous maitre d’, any one of these outstanding acts can ‘take the prize’.
Who will it be? Don’t be shy. Vote! Vote! Vote! Which one of these Epcot gems most catches your eye!
Stop back tomorrow to see the “coronation ceremony”!