Posts Tagged ‘concert’

Tegan and Sara, Chatham, Capitol Theatre, July 17

February 11, 2014

Very much like a teenager, when I discovered that Tegan and Sara were making a stop in Chatham (yes, Chatham) on their summer tour, I ended up pressing refresh over and over once tickets went on sale. I had my eye on the V.I.P. Meet & Greet tickets, but not so much to say hello — I do think I’ve grown out of that whole malarkey, but in order to give ’em a heads up about the comic that I’ve been toiling away at for over a year now.

I did get the fancypants tickets and everything kind of fell into place to allow Roisin and I to double-up a visit with my parents and the concert. But my somewhat impulsive buy wasn’t necessarily the best thought out excursion as I live about 12 hours away from Chatham. Semantics.

The Meet & Greet was kind of awkward, the line-up was filled with boasts and tears but I think the whole giving of the comic proposal scenario went well enough — no one’s sent and email to ask me to knock it off which lifted some weight off my shoulders. In a perfect world I’ll hopefully be able to post a bit more about the comic before the end of this year.

The setlist:

Drove Me Wild
Goodbye, Goodbye
I’m Not Your Hero
Back In Your Head
The Con
Walking With a Ghost
Hop A Plane
I Couldn’t Be Your Friend
I Was A Fool
Now I’m All Messed Up
Where Does The Good Go
Alligator
Arrow
Shock To Your System
How Come You Don’t Want Me
Feel It In My Bones
Closer

Encore
Call It Off
Nineteen
Living Room

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Tegan & Sara @Metropolis Montreal, QC December 16th, 2012

April 23, 2013

I’d taken the opportunity on several occasions to remind friends and family how big of a travesty it was that I’d not seen a proper Tegan and Sara concert. My absolute inability to get my shit together- to just bloody see a show- had gone past mere coincidence into ridiculous territory years prior.

I had weddings, funerals, exams, flights- any kind of engagement that you literally could not work around or get out of, on many nights that they were in town playing a gig. So I just kept thinking- “next time…”.

I said “next time” for literally almost 10 years, it luckily never crossed a full decade…
I waited for the next time as they eventually trumped all the music I listened to and became my official favourite, as I played albums so excessively at a previous job that they banned anything prior to ‘The Con’ :(

Finally I got my chance in 2010 at Glastonbury.

To see a Canadian band live, I had to be in England.

I knew it wouldn’t be a full concert experience as it was a festival but I was more than happy to be in attendance. It was a pretty incredible 30 minutes. My highlight of the whole festival.

In the fall after returning to Canada I started to hear the rumblings of a new album approaching. That album was Heartthrob and it meant a tour. Because Roisin is lovely and clearly the best bear, she purchased some tickets for us to attend their December show in Montreal as my Christmas gift, and oohhhhh the best gift he was. We got to hear Heartthrob tunes before the album even came out and enjoy some classics.

The Setlist

I’m Not Your Hero
Back In Your Head
The Con
Walking With A Ghost
Hell
So Jealous
Where Does The Good Go
I Was A Fool
Now I’m All Messed Up
Nineteen
Living Room
Arrow
Alligator
Feel It In My Bones
Closer

Encore:
Dark Come Soon
Not Tonight
Call It Off
Body Work

I took quite a few videos but you can actually watch higher quality and better clips from the show over at “wojo4hitz”‘s YouTube Channel.

And now I’ve also acquired VIP tickets to see them again this July for the full fledged Heartthrob concert experience. Exciting times.

K

Hanson @ The HMV Picture House- November 25th

January 9, 2012

This may seem amusing to some but I’m a big time Hanson fan- have been since I was a tween thus when they came to Edinburgh in November I got myself a ticket.

This was my third Hanson concert- the first I forgot my camera, the second… I forgot my camera… the third… I fahhhking forgot my camera. *sob*. I was able to take some videos and a few mediocre photos with my phone… but yeah- we’ll try to remember this for next time yes? Yes.

The best part about this gig was the fact that they’d never ever played Edinburgh before so they played all of the songs. All of them. There wasn’t a tune that I wanted to hear that they didn’t play. Not to mention um… I got to shake Taylor Hanson’s hand after the show. I touched him dudes. TAYLOR. HANSON. (The 14 year old Kayla fainted over this and possibly died.)

Moving along- my mediocre photos:

Hoooray for Tay!

Another really hip thing about this gig was the fact that Meiko was opening. I have dug her tunes for AGES but she tours very rarely- at least at this point that was the case for the cities I’ve lived in. So for her to be opening and for that to be a surprise it indeed felt as if Christmas had come early. She is AHMAZING.

Little clip of “Boys with Girlfriends”-

I took a few decent videos- This is Zac singing “Use Me Up”

Taylor singing “With You In Your Dreams”… *sob*

And a clip from them singing “Madeline”

They are so good live. I am stoked for a future concert where I finally remember my camera…

K