Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre got some love from a couple of musicians this weekend, as did Wichita itself.
Friday night Graham Nash, formerly of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, complimented the Orpheum’s sound and said, “I hope you don’t knock it down for a 7-11. Not that I have anything against 7-11. Of course, I remember when it was a 6-10.”
Then Sunday night, Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen also mentioned what a great theater the Orpheum is.
Keen, who just happened to write a song called “Old Town,” also talked of discovering Wichita’s Old Town.
“I thought, man, I’m in the right spot.”
The Texan also had an idea for Wichita’s tourism promoters:
“Your slogan should be: Wichita, better than Wichita Falls.”