Great Lake Swimmers

Only one Swimmer appeared: songwriter and vocalist Tony Dekker. His first time in Halifax in three years, the sensitive faithful warmly received his on the edge of tears ballads, protest songs that "protest love” and a song about manic depression. Polite to a fault, the singer’s earnest lyrics and capable playing couldn’t mask a deadly sad bastard sameness in his trembled vocalisations and repetitive song structures that made you want to shoot yourself. "Oh wake me please when this is over,” he sang. Yes, do.