Last night The Junction Pub was abuzzed from the screening of The Amazing Race Canada Season 2 premiere featuring two Vancouverites and former bartenders of 1181 Lounge: Ryan Steele and Rob Goddard.
Tangent Time!: Now, I personally don’t watch the USA version of the show in protest of always winning the Emmy’s for Best Reality show against Survivor, the one I’m a fan of. LOL. But last night was an exception … Rob is on the effin show!
I first personally “noticed” Rob a while back through acquaintances and from former Numbers bartender Mitch – he was the establishment’s biggest prankster then, so he was hard not to notice and befriend. I used to “go to” Numbers, way back when, when I was still very new in town (cough) … don’t judge me. Anyway, I first “formally” ran into Rob at Five Sixty nightclub when Sharon Needles did a show there a couple of years go. Of course my natural reaction was say “Hi”, nod, then ran away. LOL #normal … again, don’t judge me. What’s interesting about Rob is, aside from his young Sean Connery look, is his photography … he’s got a knack for taking photos with his smartphone of usually really mundane things but in a very interesting perspective or angle, and his stylized coloring technique makes the final photo even more intriguing. It’s a unique gift.
Anyway, recently Rob’s been everywhere in the world with Ryan … weeks stay in Japan, then for the longest time in Australia. And I thought, okay, he likes to travel with his new man (fact: they’re not a couple by the way). It seemed like an extended travel, so I suspected something was up. Kinda like when drag queens say they’re going away for a few months to tend to family matters. Yes, you learn things when you watch reality shows. So when he finally broke the news … I thought it was awesome! Knowing somebody on TV is cool, in many ways. #braggingRights lol
The premiere kicked off pretty great. I still don’t get the show’s format but I thought it was very exciting. The Junction was packed with Ryan’s and Rob’s supporters. I got a kick out of the energy from the crown whenever they scream every time either of them was on screen. It’s like watching a concert. It’s great to see so much support for these local dudes.
Of course, watching British Columbia being showcased on TV was also great! The first leg of the race culminated at Fisgard Lighthouse historical site in Victoria, Vancouver Island. I was there last year. I explored the area and the lighthouse. It’s a very interesting place. Watching places I’ve been to on TV is also a neat feeling.
I’m glad I took up Rob’s invite and went to The Junction … it gave me the opportunity to take a selfie with Rob while he’s still in town. Ya know … he recently took up residency in Australia.
So Ryan and Rob survived the first episode … great! More to cheer about on Tuesdays. Good luck!
Photos of the pemiere click here- no guests photos.
Facebook lovers, click here – includes guests photos.