Tuesday, September 20th 2005
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Great show! Some songs I had forgotten how much I enjoyed. Good old fashioned sing along ;)
Anyone with good pics I'd appreciate hearing from you, my camera let me down for the most part.
fell in love.... seriously. It was prefect, had a great time. You've got to come home more often!
wow, the concert was so good. the opening bands were great, and sloan came up and blew them away. the set list was chosen so well, and i think every song off a sides win was played except for 500 up. they also played a few others from twice removed, action pact, and between the bridges. 20 songs in all. everybody there had such a good time, and its too bad they dont play in halifax more often. after the show a couple of the band members were kinda hanging around the lobby too which was cool. sloan has easily secured their spot as one of my favorite bands.
I know Chris has said in the past that they always do a bad show in Halifax. That certainly was not in evidence last night. It was my first Sloan show and turned out to be everything I dreamed about and more. You guys were great and I think the audience could tell you were really into it. Thanks Chris and Jay for chatting after the show and thanks Pat for signing my yearbook. No, I don't think we ever met at SHS in 1986!
I hope you like the tee shirt, Jay, and thanks so much, guys, for doing The Marquee & The Moon. In my heart of hearts I hoped you might do it.
Please don't stay away from Halifax this long again! :-D
Awesome. I'm now deaf, but still awesome. I always liked Sloan, but after seeing them live, I am now a legitamit fan. And what about The Stills, initially responsible for making me deaf, but what a performance. I could feel the energy of the band, they seemed to put everything they had into ROCKIN' the ass off of everyone in the place. Never heard of them before last night, mostly because I'm at the age that I don't hear alot about some of the great current bands, a little stuck in the 80's (by the way, I hope April Wine comes back soon :) ), but as far as music is concerned, I feel like I was reborn after last night, the performances by Sloan and The Stills launched me from stuck in the 80's to now being a fan of some great current bands. I hope that you come back to Halifax soon, I will be keeping an eye on both of your web sites and if your here, I will be there. Thanks for a great night of rockin' guys :)
that was the best concert iv ever been to in my life. it was just so awesome! and the stills were friggin sweet! you guys were better then the pearl jam concert
hey, great show, its the next day, my ears are still ringing, id love to see a playlist from this show..pics too, put them up, once again sloan rocks in Halifax
Excellent show all around! Not only were City Field and The Stills awesome, but you guys brought down the house. I didn't hear a single person complain about any aspect of the show afterwards. Best concert I've ever attended. You guys rock!
I was sooooooo close to not being able to see this show, but i'm wickid happy I got in. It was amazing. Most fun I've had at a show in a while!
Amazing show. I came up from cape breton to see it. I have alot of pics. i'll try and post em soon.
This show was amazing...simply amazing! the stills and city field were great too, and it was awesome when the music started and you could feel your pant legs move with the intensity of the sound, my ears felt funny for hours afterward.there was just so much energy there up on stage. by the way, i'm buying the new cd...come back soon...i'll be there!
Now, anyone recognizing my nickname knows that I've been known as being one of the loudest, most dedicated "cheerleaders" of Sloan fandom for the longest while. I was concerned when a former Fan from Hell mentioned he'd fallen asleep at one of the "Four Nights at the Palais Royale"... and had then grinned from ear to ear when he found redemption at the most excellent Electropolis gig in 2000. Maybe now it's my turn to experience temporary disillusion.
The Friday concert basically seemed to confirm the end of the road for me. I have now demoted myself from Sloan "über-fan" to Sloan "appreciative". The songs still get me, but I've no desire to see them live again.
City Field eventually won me over... the next day, when some choruses remained stuck in my head. Ever since the Flashing Lights' "Where the Change Is", seems like pop genius Matt Murphy has been going further and further out to see how much a good riff or chorus can be modified by its arrangement. "Highschool" and "Elevature" caught you by the neck and refused to let go. In comparison, songs like "Stage Whispers" require you to build faith that the chorus is going to be worth it. Mind you, the songs are still very, very good, it's the presentation that's changed.
I saw the crowd's reaction to the Stills. You would've sworn they were a top-bill band by the way people were reacting to them. Unfortunately, apart from a retro-pop tune that saw the bassist wedge his bass neck between the speakers during a breakdown in the song, I can't say any of their songs stuck with me.
Then came Sloan. I was concerned when seeing Jay's stone-faced look. Chris was doing his best verbally to get the crowd going and engaged, but the band just wasn't up to it, I found. Every song except for "Sensory Deprivation" and another one near the end were played _slower_ than the record... even "Before I Do"!
Guys, I'm not saying this to look like a cooler-than-thou naysayer. I tried. I attempted to jump, I attempted to sing along, I attempted to yell out "SLOOO-OAN!. when the others did. It's just all used up for me now.
Mind you, I have no problem with the possibility that the next album may knock me off my feet and onto my ass, thus prompting me to absolutely _need_ to see them live... but after having my world spin around at double-speed from the absolutely intense set given by Milton, Ontario group The Most Serene Republic the next night at Stage Nine in Halifax... and that the last concert I'd seen before that was the Rolling Stones in Moncton... let's just say that the energy Sloan was putting out during the gig was just not enough for me to feel it anymore. To tell the truth, had it not been for TMSR the next night (which I only found out about on Saturday, never having heard the band before in my _life_), I might've just shrugged my shoulders and said that I'm completely out of touch with today's "youth music" scene.
Sorry if this heartfelt "goodbye?" disappoints. I just can't write "Sloan absolutely rawked!" anymore.
Glen (aka Barney Rubble)
Wow. I've been a fan since junior high but I've never gotten to see a show. Not only was the concert great but I also got the sloan t-shirt that I'd wanted for the past ten years. I was so excited I wanted to wear that shirt everyday after the concert but I thought my friends might start to question my hygine if I wore the same shirt everyday! Come back soon guys I'll be there singing everyword.
I just got back from a trip around the Maritimes that included catching Sloan at Dalhousie. This was the third time I had seen them this year and seeing them again was just as much fun as ever. My girlfriend (who became a Chris Murphy fan at the Vancouver show in May) was right up at the barrier and I was standing behind her while some lout was jumping up and down on my back like a horny dog. Thank God he moved off after a minute or two. I practically missed Try to Make It because of him. Then he came back for False Alarm with a lit cigarette. What an arse! Good thing security saw and he dropped it on the floor.<p>
Anyway, loved the set. I don't remember the order but the songs were:<br>
People of the Sky<br>
Before I Do<br>
The Good In Everyone<br>
The Lines You Amend<br>
Everything You've Done Wrong<br>
She Says What She Means<br>
Money City Maniacs<br>
Marquee and the Moon<br>
If It Feels Good Do It<br>
The Other Man<br>
Rest of My Life<br>
All Used Up<br>
Try to Make It<br>
We saw the sound check before the show and watched Chris wrestle with some kids. After the show we met Jay, Patrick, Chris and Andrew and had a chance to exchange a few words with each of them and get their autographs on our ticket stubs. Overall, the whole experience was even better than the VC show in May. The Halifax crowd was totally into the show.
A word for the Stills, I was impressed. They put on a great show too and I'll be checking out their CDs.
Looking forward to the new album next year, Sloan. Thanks again for being so cool about meeting the fans.
The show was awesome!! I can't explain enough in words, but anyway it was SO GREAT!! It was the most exciting day in Canada for me! The autographed ticket is my treasure now. Thank you very much, all of you! And Chris, thank you so much for taking time to chat with us after the show!! I'll NEVER forget your Japanese!! I'm looking forward to the next show!
First Sloan concert ever (I say that but I may have seen them at the Pub Flamingo way back in the day).... Loved the show, Loved the songs. I was, however, disappointed that I've made it to the age of 34 and am prohibited from beveraging at a concert. A bunch of us started to get our drink on at home before the show and then were taken off guard when we were stopped by the anti-booze nazis in the lobby (hey, I know, they're just doing their jobs). We weren't even able to leave and hit the Grawood between bands!!!
Back to the show.....I loved City Field.....think the Stills are good even though they caused hearing loss. Sloan rocked! I will see another show in the future.....just at a different venue. Loved seeing Patrick play his guitar behind his head.......and Chris Murphy's got it goin' on in the charisma department. Great performance!
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