Friday, August 11th 2006
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I really enjoyed the show on Toronto Island! An amazing show, as always. The new stuff sounds really great live. Loved the "dueling guitar" segment! May God bless Jay for spitting his gum at the assholes who insist on bodysurfing. Some of us actually appreciate the music and the live show. I am looking forward to the new release. See you at Ovation!
Just wondering what really happened. I was listening to the Edge and they reported that a) you guys ripped out your electrical cords and stomped off the stage and b) that jay "hoarked" at someone. Perhaps you should put something up in the news section about this?!! It must have been pretty bad if you guys did both those things in a single show. I'm sorry that your gigs aren't what you want them to be and that idiots keep ruining things. Don't be discouraged - there are tons of us who still support and love your music!
I guess that I would suggest that the bird's eye view of the mosh pit from the stage was a bit disheartening. A few folks were having fun being rough with one another and those who had patiently waited in front were being inadvertently slammed into the metal barricade.
Nothing too unusual for a show like this, but upsetting to watch nonetheless.
Chris yelled a bit when one particularly large fellow was overly rough with the smaller folks in front of him. I guess Jay spit out his gum.
The band played a normal set, with three new songs, and even invited an enthusiastic fan up for a mock guitar battle with Patrick during the encore.
Aside from the potential for people getting hurt, the show was fun and we made the most of a hot afternoon on the island.
My wife and I were standing right next to the idiot that insisted on crowd riding and kicking people in the head. The guy probably weighed 230+ and landed on my wife who weighs about 100 pounds less. Up until the mosh pit and this ignorant fellow and his friends, we were really getting into it. We went of to the side and another mosh pit started near us again with some other people drunk out of their minds getting rowdy. It was very disheartening and by far the least enjoyable Sloan show I've ever been to. It was pretty funny though when people started yelling 'encore' and 'wakestock' instead of 'Slo-an' to get them to come back out... it just backed up my assumption that these guys have never been to a Sloan show before. The highlight of the show was when Chris had some guy from the audience with a blow up guitar come on stage and 'battle' against Patrick. it was really entertaining. While we were waiting for the ferry to get off the island, we ended up standing near the guy and his friends and it was definitely a highlight of his day...he was signing autographs in the line and called his mom. If I wsn't going to be seeing Sloan in Buffalo next week, I would have been more bummed.
Thanks for the clarification Mike - I hate it when radio stations make things all sensational. It sounded like the guys acted like Axel Rose - and I thought 'Wait! That can't be true!!!'
Love Fading Into Obscurity by the way .. I bet this album will be a huge hit. Great job!
This was my second Sloan show, my first being last year's opening gig for Foo Fighters at the Molson Amphitheatre. Aside from the idiot who kept hurting people while crowd surfing (thanks Jay for giving him what he deserved), this was an amazing show. The guy with the inflatable guitar was awesome, way better than Patrick! lol anyways thanks for a great show and I hope I get to see you guys again!
I thought this show was an awesome crazy time, I had a blast. All the songs sounded amazing, and the new single is friggin awesome! Thank-you Pat, Jay, Chris & Andrew for a wicked show.
(if anyone was there I was the guy with the blow up air guitar)
First off, amazing damn show. And I was actually happy when Jay spit his gum at the crowd surfer. It was pissing me off even off to the side, because I could see people getting bumped around that didn't want to, kicked in the head because they were watching the show instead of crowd surfers. Even after you guys asked them not to, they kept on going.
But the show itself, I absolutely loved it. Loved the eye contact you constantly made with the crowd, most bands don't do that. It made it feel all the more personal knowing you looked at me several times (or what appeared to be me, could have easily been one of the lovely girls around me). And the guitar solo-off was awesome.
With shows like that, it's no wonder that you're opening for The Stones. I'll have to get some of the semi-professional pictures my friend took up there whenever I get them.
In the great words of Narduar, Keep on rocking and doo doo doo loo doo..
Thanks for the clarification, Mike! :) Much appreciated.
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