Wednesday, October 24th 2001
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This was a pretty great show, and as far as Sloanheads-per-capita go, Toronto is probably running second place only to Halifax. And this made for quite an atmosphere.
I remember a rocking rendition of the unreleased Pretty Together title track (aka Houses of the Holy?), which left me wondering why the hell it wasn't on the album.
There were a couple of new PT tunes that you could tell were sort of difficult for the band to really express accurately to the pit of fists in the first few rows. On the whole though, it was tight chops all around, and Sloan proved yet again why they're the number one live band on the planet.
If any of them happen to stumble across this, I have but one question? What was the story with that zany Super-8 movie of Matt Murphy and the board games that was played during one of the tunes?
This was my third sloan concert and man, was I lovin it. Finally came down from the high on the subway ride home and caught a whiff of myself, man I stunk, I got off and was sick. A night to remember. Rock on.
(Mid-show) Chris--"Alright, in this song, Patrick is gonna play keyboard here. We all said to one another that Patrick should play something else, because we all know two instruments and he only knows one, so..."
Song starts and Pat makes it maybe half way through, then mutters a curse and leaves the keyboard, picks up his guitar and starts to play along.
Okay, I'm just gonna give you all the facts, no emotional stuff. Umm, I'm gonna think out loud here and we'll go step-be-step like that, kay?
The Dears open the show, play a couple tunes, really good stuff. The guy had yellow sunglasses and a shirt that read "_____ Rock" It's like their catch phrase (Sorry Dears fans!) Somewhere in the Sloan show, Jay or Pat mentions their flute or cello player, Chris goes, "The have a (flute/cello?) player?" And they nod. "Man, we're really gonna have to check those guys out one of these days...heh..."
(Get ready for the roughest, most nonsensical remembering ever!..... * --Indicates a guess!)
If It Feels Good Do It (Video projection of the Sloan logo moving out)
The Lines You Amend
In The Movies
*The Great Wall
(other tracks missing)
The Other Man
The Good In Everyone
Pick It Up And Dial It (Chris-"Here I go destroying my voice again on this...")
Everything You've Done Wrong
Dreaming Of You
Who You Talking To
People Of The Sky
(maybe a few more songs)
Money City Maniacs (Video comes on with a map of Halifax, zooming out)
(Chris sees a fan with a sign with...I dunno, some crest from Halifax or their high school or something. Sorry guys, I don't know much about out east! And he says, "Did...did you go there?" But they said No, Chris still propped the sign up against the drums. When Jay came out, Chris goes, "No, no, man! It's cool! It's......" Whatever it was.
-The Life Of A Working Girl (Performed with only Andrew on acoustic and Chris on vocal, walking around with the mic. Mid-song he goes, "I wish you guys knew this one...It...It's pretty hard to sing.")
-*Your Dreams Have Come True
P.S.--Aside from the first 3 songs and the last 2, the order may not be correct at all, and stuff may be missing. And yes, they did two encores.
really, really great show....of course the venue is pretty good, and the crowd was great - i bought a bunch of vinyl on my way in, and even though i was front row i didn't have to worry about it getting squashed! rock on fellow sloansters, and i'm sorry that my shirt said "it's not the band i hate, it's their fans". :)
of course we had to show up WAAAAAAAY too early, and after two of our party left to buy animal crackers chris and jay came out of the warehouse and chatted with us...we also chatted with everyone after the show and got some pretty cool pics with our sloan-spelling shirts and patrick. yeah!
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