January 28, 2003
We really ARE all innocent

So I went to the Our Lady Peace concert last night. They were shooting for the DVD, so if you're really lucky, you may be able to spot me in the crowd. I'm the one in the Sluts 4 Jesus shirt.

This was, quite possibly, the loudest concert I've ever been to. I mean, there was a good baseline crowd noise but whenever the cameras swept in the crowd's direction it got into ear bleeding levels. Very very cool.

There were two opening acts, Seether and Finger 11. I missed Seether and feel okay about that given the mumblings in the crowd when I arrived. Finger 11 was cool - their lead guitar player looked like he was having an epileptic fit. He was swinging his guitar around his neck like a marching band flag bearer. However, he "had white socks with his black trousers" as observed by someone I was with. Kids these days.

Just prior to OLP coming out, there was a quick comedy routine by the Trailer Park Boys. Now, I had never heard of these guys before but I learned very quickly that:
They have a show on Showcase
They like to talk about pot and booze alot
Most of their jokes consist of saying 'fuck' alot
All in all, they weren't bad, and the crowd really seemed into it. So I recommend you check them out if you get a chance. They definitely seem destined for the Canadian Cult TV Club (along with SCTV and Kids in the Hall, etc.)

Which brings us to Our Lady Peace. Some observations:
They rock a surprising amount
Raine Maida spends a disproportionate amount of time singing while curled into a ball, or lying on the floor, or some other twisted position
They OLP bass player is very animate, especially compared to the Finger 11 bass, who was possibly a statue with a guitar around its neck
They played pretty much every OLP song I knew, which is essentially "what's been on the radio." The few songs I didn't know kinda sucked.
Raine Maida is surprisingly adept at singing consistently while getting pawed by fans or trying to balance on the boards (the concert was at a hockey rink). I think this is a very useful skill
The girl in front of us should have either sat down, or pulled up her pants. Unless she's a plumber, which would explain a lot.

Anyways, that's the rundown.

Posted by savidant at January 28, 2003 09:33 AM

i wonder what the _new_ new-cleavage is going to be.

Posted by: michal on January 28, 2003 12:07 PM

Is under-cleavage already out? Crap.

Posted by: warcode on January 28, 2003 02:16 PM

Call me traditional, but I'm still a bigger fan of upper-cleavage.

Posted by: tim on January 29, 2003 11:25 AM

Chin cleavage, baby. That's what it's all about.

Posted by: sav on January 29, 2003 03:52 PM

OLP is coming to London in March, with Avril Lavigne opening.

Would going for Avril make me a dirty old man?

Posted by: evan on January 30, 2003 08:53 AM

yes, yes it would.

but don't let that stop you.

Posted by: erin on January 30, 2003 06:02 PM

it would, much in the same way as spilling beer on a boat would make it wet.

Posted by: michal on January 30, 2003 06:12 PM
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