Sunday, October 21st 2001
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When I went and saw this show, I only knew some past Sloan singles and the tunes off of Pretty Together, and I was still blown away.
The guys were great live; making jokes, getting the crowd into it, and they were very interactive with the audience, which is always great at a concert.
Me and my posse of friends were at the complete back of the theatre, up on the balcony, but that didn't diminish the show one bit - we had a great view and we were having such a great time at one point Chris pointed up to us and said "Yea, we see you guys up there!" which was very cool.
After the show we ran into people we knew, including a math teacher from our school, and everyone agreed that it was a great concert.
I still wear the Sloan shirt I bought at that concert at least once a week, even after two years of wear-and-tear have taken its toll on it!
This is a condensed version of a review I sent to Sloan Net after this show:
The show was at the Grand Theatre there which is a playhouse/musical hall. So it was reserved seating (either orchestra or balcony). I sat in the orchestra section 13 rows back and 3 seats from the wall. Seeing sloan in this set up was totally weird but as I will mention later Chris made good
use of it.
The Dears from Montreal opened. I hadn't heard them before but they were quite good. Anyone group that was a cellist (who also doubled on flute) are cool in my books. They were a 6 piece band (2 guitars, bass, drums, cello/flute, and synths) and at various times they reminded me of The Smiths, Stereolab, and The Flaming Lips. I heard someone else said Radiohead meets Belle & Sebastien. The singer wore a shirt that said Art Rock and I
think that described them well enough. I liked them and will probably buy some of their CD's.
Sloan came on at about 9:30 or so and started with If It Feels Good..... Everybody in the orchestra (I couldn't see the balcony from where I was) stood up about 30 seconds in (they had stayed seated the whole time during the Dears - except people coming in and going - it sure was weird seeing ushers at a rock show). They followed that up with The Other Man (which I
like a lot more after seeing it live). As I can't remember the rest of the set list in order I will just list what they played by release:
Underwhelmed (Last song before encore - Chris did not bring anyone up to play bass - it was sure weird seeing this played in this environment with
the seats - i.e. no mosh pit or people going up to the stage)
I am the Cancer (2nd song of encore)
Take It In (3rd song of encore - Chris forget some of the words and had to
I Can Feel It (first song of encore - Patrick alone on acoustic guitar - Chris got the crowd to do handclaps or at least he claimed credit for that
after the song - "These things just don't happen on their own")
One Chord to Another:
The Good in Everyone (Chris had everyone sit down and when he did his leg kick everybody stood up)
Everything You've Done Wrong
The Lines You Amend
Money City Maniacs (4th and final song of encore - in the middle Chris said what every member's of the bands musical would be - given the concert was in
a theatre where musical's would be held - Jay was Cats beacuse he weighs the same as a fat cat, Andrew was an Andrew Lloyd Weber one that I can't remember, Patrick had two - Les Miserables between dawn and dusk, and Hair after dusk and then Chris suggested Kiss meets the Phantom of the Opera for himself but then Jay said Cabaret and then Chris sangs some lyrics about Cabaret and Liza Minelli and Judy Garland)
Between the Bridges:
If it Feels Good Do It
In the Movies
The Other Man
Pick it Up and Dial It (This was the first time Chris had everyone sit down and then stand up when he raised his arms - this worked better than the Good
The Great Wall
Never Seeing the Ground for the Sky
It's In Your Eyes
Who you Talkin' To?
I Love a Long Goodbye
Are You Giving Me Back Your Love
Your Dreams Have Come True
Pretty Together (With a Robert Redford ski movie in the background and Chris apologizing to Jay for not putting this on the CD - Live it was much more
rocking than the single - Also I seemed to be one of the few people who knew the song)
So that is 23 tracks in total. They finished at about 11:15 so they played just under 2 hours.
Patrick and Andrew both played keys (Patrick even played a little bit of Whiter Shade Of Pale before starting off I Love a Long Goodbye for Chris on
keys and then switched to guitar)
On one of Jay's new songs Patrick played keys, Andrew played guitar and Chris played drums. Chris of course played drums on all of Andrew's songs.
I was disappointed they didn't do Working Girl because I wanted to see them play that live.
I also thought they should have played A Touch of Grey by the Dead (Patrick and Andrew's hair)
They had a video screen behind them with a variety of images including a 45 of Who You Talkin To? They also had a home movie of the lads at the ocean wearing helmets and running into the water (Very Beatlish to me)
I will finish up by saying it was a great show despite
the surroudings - maybe because of the surrounding - i.e. no mosh pit.
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