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The Sounds

  • 23rd Apr, 2006 at 2:57 PM

Action Action
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

About a month ago, vierge_en_trop asked me if I'd like to see a concert with her. It's always a pleasure to socialize with her, so I agreed straight away. Even though I didn't know which concert we were to see, but I had faith in her taste.

She even brought over a sample of their music when we last had coffee. Olive was quite obliging to offer up musical accompaniment. It would be nice to have a portable device that stores all of my music. Sadly, I have yet to come across one that doesn't infuriate me terribly. I'm afraid that as I grow older, I find technology disappoints more and more often.

Anyway, Vierge and I bumped into each other on the street and arranged to meet up at this concert. So I bought a ticket and was all ready to go last Saturday, when I got a telephone call. It seems that I was to go alone. Since I'm always up for adventure, I set out with camera and notebook in hand.

Chantal Claret
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

The opening band was Action Action who had a pretty standard indie-boy rock sound. Sadly, the sound technicians really pumped up the bass for the opening bands, so it was quite difficult to hear anything. I wonder if bands ever consider running their own equalisers through their equipment?

Morningwood went on stage next. They've got a pop-ish punk sound that people seemed pretty happy to listen to. The gimmick they seem to employ, to the delight of their fans, is to have their lead singer, Chantal, display her ample cleavage. To be fair, I think she really enjoys the attention.

It's sort of creepy that most of the audience looked like they were still in high school. I suppose many of them were, though. Partway through their set, Chantal had an audience member get on stage. Whereby she was handcuffed, fondled, and partially unzipped. I think it took her a while to realise that something was wrong, because she seemed awfully embarassed afterwards.

Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

It took a while for The Sounds to get started. In that time, the front of the stage got really crowded. I managed to catch the conversation of some kids beside me. Ah yes, high school students from the South Shore, drinking themselves sick. Brilliant.

The set they put on made the audience go wild. The girl standing beside me had been waiting to see them play for years, and sang along with every song. That was actually pretty good, since the techs had rejiggered the bass but it was still drowning out the lyrics.

They certainly put on a good show and the crowd seemed to enjoy it. They surged towards the stage often enough to show their appreciation. Although it's good to have a camera, it's quite easy to get crushed when standing up front. Or kicked by an errant foot, which came from a crowd surfer. I thanked the security guard, who stood close by, for keeping me conscious. I think he checked to see if I was a professional photographer.


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23rd Apr, 2006 19:31 (UTC)
Mmm hmm! ;)
23rd Apr, 2006 19:37 (UTC)
Are you sure you don't prefer to nationalist with her?
23rd Apr, 2006 19:43 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I don't understand the question.
23rd Apr, 2006 20:14 (UTC)
Reread the second sentence of your journal entry carefully.
23rd Apr, 2006 20:35 (UTC)
Oh goodness! No, of course I socialist. Can't you tell?
23rd Apr, 2006 21:07 (UTC)
Nice pics. The featured one of The Sounds is fantastic! I saw them touring their first album but missed their Toronto show on this tour because I was in Sudbury visiting mycrazyhair's family for Easter weekend.
23rd Apr, 2006 23:17 (UTC)
Thanks. I was quite lucky to be able to capture the moment. It lasted for but an instant.
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23rd Apr, 2006 23:46 (UTC)
The taxes must now be photocopied and posted. I'm lazing around at home, which is something I don't do often enough.
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23rd Apr, 2006 23:49 (UTC)
Almost! :)
12th Sep, 2008 12:50 (UTC)
good sait
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