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The Scroll

  • 7th Feb, 2006 at 3:28 AM

The Scroll
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

There are some people that I never actually see in Montréal. You'd figure that this would be possible, living in the same city, but this is more difficult than you think. Oh, I know them, we are just never at the same place at the same time. I've tried to meet up with abelynx at concerts, and shows, and such. But it never seems to work out. So when I heard that her band were playing in Toronto, I figured that I had to go.

I made my way down to Neutral, where I tried to get in the back door, but failed. The front door was far more difficult to locate, because it was easily confused with the door to some offices. It should be easier to tell a Goth bar from a Dental clinic, but I am unused to such things.

Being early, I managed to snag a couch and was sitting there when northbard walked in the door. He looked at me quizzically for a while as he tried to place who I was. Eventually, we recognised each other and things went much better from there on. We were chatting on the couch when people starting filling in.

When The Scroll came on stage, there was a lull in the crowd. Since I was nominated Official Band Photographer for the evening, I got up with my camera in hand and did my duty. There were boys being tough and boys being bad. The girls were sassy and sultry as they sang and danced. As the night wore on, they rocked out hard, which seemed to please the crowd to no end.

Olivia, Bailey, and Jason
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

After their set, I helped pack away things and put them backstage. Then I found evildrgo who was filming this event. We went out for some fresh air, where we met some people whose names I have forgotten. No, no, I remember there was a girl named Souda and a boy named Ian. He had a camera. Then we went back inside and recognised a girl with an awesome shirt: her name is Laura.

At around midnight, I was starting to get tired as was Dr. Go so we decided to head off. But not before we bought into our cultural stereotypes, much to Northbard's distress. We then decided to further this wanton madness by eating some decent, trashy Chinese food for 宵夜. This is something I crave, because it is so difficult to find in Montréal.

We found our way to a restaurant that I've already forgotten, near the corner of Spadina and Dundas. I'm sure that someone will leave this information in the comments below, yes? I ordered a big plate of 乾炒牛河 while he got a large bowl of soup and noodles. I was quite a bit hungrier than I realised, because I totally ran out of food to eat. Sated and happy, I walked Go back to the Marriot where I left him to be poisoned by spies—I feel pretty guilty about that.


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7th Feb, 2006 13:09 (UTC)
Montreal is a small small world...
... so I just realised that I also know abelynx from when I was fourteen years old... small world indeed. Tell her I say hi! :)

7th Feb, 2006 15:22 (UTC)
this is exactly the sort of post we need at the akachicrecords.com site as a webzine.
you remember me telling you that you would make a great reviewer?
well this proves it. AND you could write off all the shows you attend.
just a nudge. no pressure. but if you WANT to you're more then welcome (we need content).
7th Feb, 2006 15:44 (UTC)
Since this journal and my photographs are free content, you may remix them and use them on your website.

If you are interested in doing that and you don't understand what my copyright license means, then I'd be happy to explain it to you.
7th Feb, 2006 16:39 (UTC)
I just realised that my previous reply might sound like I'm blowing you off here.

This is not true. But it seems to me that this isn't exactly the post that would be appropriate at your webzine. It's good for a webzine that focuses on my life, but not so good for something that pushes your records. After all, I focused on stumbling around downtown Toronto for as much time I did on the band.

And I didn't even talk about the music.

So if I do write something for you, it will certainly have to change in content. But not in style.
7th Feb, 2006 21:55 (UTC)
Hmm... I thought you wrote a reply to me, but it has since disappeared.

Anyway, you may want to look at my restaurant reviews which are more useful than my music reviews. In that I actually discriminate based on my taste.

If things are still to your liking, perhaps we can talk about this.
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