Yesterday was the first day of travel for Conclave 2013. First venue up on the docket: Proctors Schenectady. While there, THS was treated to an impromptu organ concert and a surprise visit from Philip Morris, CEO.
After a quick ride on the bus, we landed in Albany proper, and received a king’s welcome at the Palace.
Next for THS was a trip to the closed and currently in a state of disrepair Proctor’s Troy. Here, a surprise visit and intro from the Mayor was unexpected and wonderful welcome. Current cost estimates for the restoration? Unknown.
After an amazing lunch at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, sponsored by Duke’s Records, we walked through beautiful downtown Troy to the American Theatre, currently closed and recently purchased.
From there we journeyed onto the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall where we were treated to the opportunity to explore the building from top to bottom.
Last theatre tour of the day? Cohoes Music Hall. Up a few flights of stairs led us to this darling gem and official home to C-R Productions.
After returning to the hotel, a quick stop preceded the official evening activity: A tour of the Edison Tech Center.