The Canadians are coming!

canadian flagWe heard today that the Downtown Albany BID has put the word out with businesses and state agencies to be prepared for an avalanche of Canadians this weekend. Like 5,000 of them.

Sure enough, the Biz Review reports that a bus company is bringing in the uncommonly friendly hordes for a performance by Irish tenor Daniel O'Donnell at the TU Center. And then a bunch are sticking around for Yakov Smirnoff at the Palace.

Of course, in retrospect this all makes sense. Branson-famous Irish tenor + schlocky Russian comedian = irresistible to Canadians.

Or, perhaps, as J said in his email to us: "Canadians love Albany."

(Thanks, J!)


Oh my God. What if they stay here and take our jobs?

Let's just pray they leave their pharmaceuticals behind on the bus . . . if we all work together and distract the bus driver, we could have affordable health care, if just for one night.

Be on alert for a widespread outbreak of politeness.

The last time a Canadian got angry, his guitar was busted up by United Airlines.

@Julia: unlikely: they might be French Canadian.

@-S EH?

As a Canadian who lived and worked in the Capital District for a few years, let me just say, "Daniel O'Donnell and Yakov Smirnoff - what are you talking aboot?" There are better reasons to visit Albany.

2 things have been confirmed.
Germans love Hasslehoff.
Canadians love Albany.

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