The All Stars would play at all the little country halls and hockey rinks in the area — Pine Grove, Moosehead, sometimes venturing into Livelong or Turtleford or Walburg (hitting the big time, Dad joked). But their favourite was Dexter Hall, near Turtle Lake’s north shore. Though Dexter could hold only about seventy-five people, the acoustics were perfect and every note rang clear. The hall got so full, and people danced so much, that sometimes they cracked the doors open in the winter. And if you were outside, you’d see the escaped heat clouding the area around the front door.