Glass Tiger is all about going the extra mile for fans.
On their way to perform at Alberta’s Eagle River Casino on Friday, the Canadian rock band made a special stop along the way to pay a visit to one of their biggest fans: Jean Savage, 95, who’s been listening to their music for three decades.
As CBC News reports, Glass Tiger dropped in to see Savage at her retirement home in Mayerthorpe, Alta., approximately 130 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, where they not only chatted but also gifted her with a private concert.
In a video posted to Facebook, Savage can be seen enthusiastically clapping along while Glass Tiger frontman Alan Frew serenades her with a performance of 1986 hit “Someday”.
“You have no idea unless you’re there yourself,” Savage told CBC News. “It was just so marvellous. Outstanding.”
According to Frew, the plan was to drop in and say hello until making the snap decision to perform once they arrived.
“It turned into an impromptu moment that I hope just lives in her heart forever because I know it will live in mine,” Frew said. “This tops it all. I don’t think I’ve serenaded a true Glass Tiger fan who is 95 years of age.”
As CBC News reports, Savage was on her way to play bingo when staff brought her into another area of the facility, telling her they had a special surprise for her.
“I thought the surprise was my great-granddaughter coming to visit me. And Lord love me, they opened the doors and in walked Alan. I flipped out,” she said. “Definitely better than a game of bingo.”
Savage, who became a fan of Glass Tiger after her grandson introduced her to the band’s music back in the 1980s, may have another surprise in store.