Monday, September 26th 2005
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Just got back from the show. I had a great amount of fun, and I think the band did too, up until Money City Maniacs, when about five people started crowd surfing. After that, the mood just wasn't quite the same. I'm pretty sure that's what prevented the boys from coming out to say hi afterwards. When you're playing to (for the most part) drunken university kids, I suppose you have to just shrug your shoulders and shake your head. Thanks to Chris and Jay for at least attempting to put a stop to it.
BTW Patrick, please don't feel the need to knock I Can Feel It because it's a slower one...and it's definatly NOT a "timekiller" either. It's a beautiful song, and God knows, it gave my eardrums a relative rest for a couple minutes. Maybe it's just because I'm almost twenty, but my eardrums just couldn't handle the screaming-pitch volumes. I think next Sloan show, I'll sit at the back.
Anyways, a great show all in all, the set list was pretty much identical to the shows out east.
Thank you once again Sloan, for including Guelph on your tour of 2005!
Yay!! Sloan and The Stills kicked some serious butt in Guelph... I nabbed myself a spot 2nd row, center and had a ball! I've seen Sloan live a number of times now... and they've never let me down :) Thanks a bunch for Sensory Deprivation,
-Me. ( ...drove from Hamilton... go mohawk! )
This was my first ever Sloooooooooooan show. I was so bummed earlier in the summer when I missed them opening up for Foo Fighters because I (and everyone else) didn't know they were playing. When I got onto campus I saw Jay sitting typing away on his mac, we all did a quick double take and then rushed in to catch the Stills who played a short set of great new tunes and some of the older stuff.
The room was nice and small and Sloan played a very energetic 20+ song set hitting every song I could have hoped to hear and some that I hadnt heard before. Jay did a mini "acousitc set" a couple songs in and towards the end Andrew took over for a bit.
If you ever have a chance to see Sloan do yourself a favor because these boys can seriously rock and Chris is BADASS on drums (who knew?). Thanks guys!
Never saw Sloan before. Heard they were good. They were like a passing ship in the distance until recently. I was sitting there listening to the radio just a few weeks ago and "She Says What She Means" came on. I was right into it and I thought.. who the hell IS this? Turns out it's Sloan. So I grab my fishin pole and reel in this ship that's been floating around for 10 fricken years and checked it out. All kinds of great tunes I been missing out on. I kicked myself. Slapped myself a few times too. Then a day after I kicked the shit outta myself I saw a poster hanging downtown... Sloan, in concert... at the U of G... redemption time. Buddy throws me a couple tickets and I'm in... Met Chris before the show at the bar and he gave me the ok to shoot. Great show. Great tunes. It was like a sing-a-long all night. There was none of this pretentious rock star bullshit going on at all. No huge egos clouding over the room, just 4 decent east coasterners kickin some ass. Go see them dammit, you'll have a good time. Oh and BUY all their cd's too... One of Canada's greats could be floating right past yer nose and you don't even know it....
We didn't decide until almost 8 pm to go to this, and zoomed from Toronto in time for Sloan to hit the stage. Weird venue - a hot sweaty box of a rec-room in the Student Center (someone commented “it smells like man soup in here” – ewww!?), sort of like they had a dance in the basement, without the mirror ball or horses' stall. I don't mean to whine, but folks - PLEASE DON'T CROWD SURF, it ruins it for the band. Did you SEE Jay's expression? Every single photo I have of him is scowling, and he's too nice for that. Still, they gave it good effort, Andrew's songs were really "on". Patrick - don't diss "I Can Feel It"! Honestly, it's good even when it's bad (if that makes sense). Jay, your solo 3 lines of “We Are the Champions”, would’ve stolen the show had you continued.
I'm dissapointed in my photos, since the security thugs (ahem, thanks again to crowd surfers) stuck me far stage right in front of the GIANT SPEAKER STACKS. Since i'ts absolutely necessary that I go front & center for If It Feels Good Do It, I attempted a sad-puppy look to the security guy to let me by. HUGE thanks to the semi-drunk guy on the barricade behind me for yelling "NO ONE PUTS BABY IN A CORNER!!" since no one can resist a frat boy hollering a Dirty Dancing quote. *Success*
Chris! - nice new "element" to the mic-stand lick, very... effective. (So effective in fact that I failed to snap a single photo of it, hopefully someone else did?) Patent that panther crawl & you'll make a bundle off it at strip clubs & bachelorette parties.
It's sad to see "no dates scheduled" on your tour roster, but enjoy some well-deserved rest. Hope to see you at shows & around the hood.
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wow. DEFINITELY NOT DISAPPOINTED!!! except for the crowd surfers...i mean WHAT WAS THAT?!?!?! no one needs that hasle and it sure did ruin it for most of the MUSIC/SLOAN-LOVING, NON DRUNK audience. I was front row, right infront of Jay, with my curly brown hair, singing along to all of your songs (except for that one....sorry cant remember the name....its not on one of your albums because i have them all). but you guys were absolutely wow. i like flipped when i heard you guys were coming to Guelph, but i feel so embarrassed about the drunk university kids who think crowd surfing is cool. BY THE WAY ITS NOT, ESPECIALLY IN A ROOM THATS TINY!!!! DONT CROWD SURF!!! wow. that was seriously though a dream come true to see you in guelph! and i love the Bluenose on the drum set and guitar cases. very cool. well thanks again guys and PLEASE include Guelph in your next tour.... thanks guys...YOU ROCK! natalie
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