Just got home from the show. Crazy time. Anger. Pure bliss. More anger. Then some awe. And more awe.......
Highlander, I got smothered in the crowd when we went to move back. Hope you got a great spot. I moved back a little and had a better area. A little shoving but not much. BTW, awesome job shoving that B*TCH! She deserved it. I should have done that myself!
Gord flicking at Paul's cigarette during a song? PRICELESS. GORD'S DANCING? PRICELESS. Gord throwing the mic cord out in the crowd's direction and then reeling it back.?PRICELESS. Gord reprimanding the roughousers? Good stuff. Gord thanking us for being "music lovers"? Well intentioned but probably not accurate.
Songs I remember: THEY STARTED WITH BLOW!!! HOW IS THAT??? No particular order. (except the first two) I'll probably leave a few out.
-Oceans (didn't strike me as a favourite but with time I think it will grow on me)
-Music At Work
-Grace Too (great rant about Prime Minister Bush)
-Unplucked Gems (Gord lied down and pretended to sleep as he sung the song......spectacular)
-Lonely End of The Rink (quite possibly THE BEST SOUNDING SONG OF THE NIGHT...IT KICKED MY ASS SO HARD I ALMOST BLACKED OUT)
-Fire In The Hole (ALSO KICKED ME INTO NEXT YEAR)
-Meridian (UNREAL AS ALWAYS)
-Poets (BLISTERINGLY BRILLIANT AS ALWAYS)
To the Charlottetown crowd- A BIG FAT YOU F'IN SUCK! YOU BUNCH OF REDNECK HILLBILLIES WHO WOULDN'T KNOW HOW TO ACT DECENT IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.
TO THE HIP- thanks for some more memories and another spectacular show. Gord Downie- re-affirmed his status as one of the great frontmen in the business. Rob came out in aviators and a cowboy hat. Nice.
Matt Mays- good solid set. Oh yeah, Matt, I don't think you need a winter hat on this time of year. It's plenty warm. Ok.
Sam Roberts- sounded good boys, some good extended jams.
To the guys with no shirts on- you're all a bunch of scum.
To the organizers- thanks for making us wait in line for about 40 minutes past 4 when it said the doors opened at 4.
To Highlander- good to see ya again man. Too bad I lost ya there but I tried my best to keep behind you, I swear. I just got bombarded.
To Kleh- enjoy the pick. Can't wait to see your pics.
To the rest of the hipbasers that went- too bad I didn't see ya there.
All in all, the crowd wasn't enough to bring me down. I had a blast seeing one of the great bands in the world show their stuff on my little island. Oh yeah, nice hat Gord.