This concert was the sizzleteen! The opening band did an excellent job; I could hardly ask for a better opener. I even bought their CD and had it signed. :p As for that other band that played... Sloan was it? Oh yeah, they totally rocked, too. This was the first time I've seen Sloan without 30,000 other people pushing to get to the front of the mosh pit which made it all the cooler (even though it was nasty hot indoors). Excellent concert and it was great meeting the band. They even signed my Nova Scotia flag! Someone pump me up and tell me that was classic!
Music was excellent...crowd up front were a bunch of dicks...if you're the short guy with the green striped shirt send me an e-mail so we can meet up sometime at which point I will punch you in the nose...
anyone know what was going on when Patrick and the guy in the crowd were exchanging words??
anyhoo...thanks Alexander for a good show
The show was REALLY awesome....the guys rock!
I met them after the show and got pictures taken with them....so much fun! They didn't play my favorite song...."lines you amend" but it was still cool....I can't wait to check them out again!
I actually thought the crowd sucked. The band kept telling people to stop crowdsurfing because they were afraid of people getting hurt, but the drunks just wouldn't stop coming. Some total idiot even tried to set the sprinklers off by getting on someone's shoulders and holding a lighter up to one of the sensors. Good idea moron. Electrocute the band and cut the show short, that was good thinking.
Other than that, I thought they put on a great straightforward rock show. If I were into that type of music a bit more I would have been a bit more satisfied, but all in all it was a good show. On some levels I think I actually enjoyed the opening band a bit more. They had some great grooves going, and the drummer had some great beats. He was definitely kicking some ass with that double kick pedal.
I think this show was at the downtown festival... there was a street party going on, and all of Portage ave was closed down. it was a free show.
I can remember they played If It Feels Good Do It for the first time live at this show, and i think they did a couple new songs.
indeed a good show it was
My fourth Sloan show and perhaps the best one yet. Not enough Jay songs, but there never are. The band seemed really together on stage and connected with the audience (at least when it wasn't chaotic...). It's so refreshing to see a band who is genuinely concerned for the fans and won't stop until everyone is having a good and safe time. But at the same time, it's disappointing to see so many 'fans' disrespecting the band and ruining the show for those of us who are truly there for the music. By the way, I love the eye contact and smiles. You guys sure know how to put butterflies in a girl's stomach. (Keep smilin', Jay.)
Does anyone have a set-list or pictures from the show??
Sloan is my fav. band ever, and I was finally got to catch them for the first time. What an awesome feeling. I wish there wouldn't have been the problem with some asses up front who kinda ruined the show fro the guys, but besided all that it was a moment that I will never forget. You guys kicked ass.
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