It was Friday evening. I’d gotten home from work and, like usual, I had made myself dinner and was sitting at my computer reading my Twitter feed. But then I read something interesting.
Then my mind, as it does, started putting things together. I am planning to go to Saskatoon this summer with Colby to bring a load of stuff to his place when he moves out there in mid-late August. This is the only time I’ll ever get a chance to be in something Corner-gas related, and … well, that was about it really. And as my mind was putting that together, Colby walked in. So I just asked him: “do you want to go to Rouleau and be in the closing credits of the Corner Gas movie?”
He thought I was an idiot. The shot was the next day at 4 pm and we live an hour east of Vancouver, BC. We’d have to literally drive through the night non-stop to get to Rouleau in time. I told him to think about it, and he agreed. I went to my regularly scheduled jam session, expecting Colby to say it was a stupid idea when I got back. It was too spontaneous, it was too long a drive (estimated 17 hours), it wasn’t worth it. But when I got back, he gave the okay. So we did it.
We packed the car up with some stuff he wanted to bring, I packed a bunch of clothes and some sources of entertainment, and we left. We left on a 17-hour road trip at 10:15 pm to try and make it to Rouleau, Saskatachewan, at 4 pm (3 pm our time) the next day to make it into the final, closing credits shot of the Corner Gas movie.
And by golly, we made it.