Friday, August 30th 2002
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actually the show was on Aug 30 (it was my birthday... i remember it well)
anyhoo, this was the first time snowjam had come to winnipeg... some sort of skateboarding, bmx biking competition stuff and whatnot (where was the snow?) who cares about the snow, we were getting free mountain dew all day, and thats all that really mattered.
Sloan kicked all sorts of ass, they were the highlight of this whole 2day festival. it turned dark, it started to rain, and then sloan came on stage and the crowd went apeshit. greatest moshpit ive ever been in in my life. and i managed to get their setlist off the stage somehow after the show...
ill post that in a bit
greatest show ever
Traveled 3 hours to catch my first Sloan concert. Sat through a bunch of truly awful artists/bands and one good band ("The Full Nine" I think their name was) waiting for the Sloan show. With a storm quickly approaching “on the horizon”, the last, horrible, hip hop band went overtime which kept the lads from being able to take the stage until after the deluge had begun. It was cold, windy, and miserable and the fair-weather fans left, leaving just the true Sloan fans to enjoy the concert. I’m sure the boys’ fingers were cold and damp because the rain was no doubt still getting through the canopy over the stage. Notwithstanding all that, Sloan rewarded us with a kick ass performance that rocked despite of the weather. They played nearly all the songs we wanted to hear and also threw in a lot of the (then) new Pretty Together material. One highlight of the evening was the start of the encore, “Losing California,” which was begun without the drumming of Andrew who was apparently answering the call of nature. He coolly sauntered onstage and took his position behind the skins just in time to wail on the solo. It was an interesting rendition of the song that only those of us who were there will ever hear (unless there were any waterproof bootleg recording going on.) Naturally, the rain stopped as the concert ended and I traveled back to NoDak soaked but satisfied. Great show.
This was truly the best show i've seen. First the crappy bands when on and wouldn't stop(Swollen Members i think), then as sloan was setting up and a couple condom balloons were flying around the storm started and that delayed the set up and many didn't think the band would go on, but they finaly did and the one most vived memory i have about it is them playing "if it feels good do it" while it was pouring and everyone was just having a great time, one of the best memories in my life.
The headstones played the final night in the rain. People were sliding down the half pipe, titties were being flashed, mud was being thrown, what a great day for a 17 year old!
p.s. they brought in a huge quarter pipe with fake snow and had snowboarders and skiers ripping it up. Skiers look so awesome when they bail!
If their is some one who should be robebd it is Santa,,, that bastard has been sending me the bill for my kids and grand kids shit every year !!!On a brighter note Menno I hope you and all your readers have a safe and merry Christmas. Tom Lillyman.
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