Wow nhaste, I have a completely opposite feeling. I thought the show was great.
I was spoiled all last tour with small venues, and being up front for most of them. So attending a stadium show and being a ways back in an intense crowd was quite a shock to the system!
This show was so much more electric than Peterborough. Gord was way more antimated and vocal, even bringing back the microphone stand speak in Grace. And man, did you see Gord S. jumping all over the stage during Drip Drip? Which, by the way, I love. I've still got it going through my head this morning. Transformation sounded great again too, and I even started to come around to Streets Ahead.
Bobcaygeon, as cliche as it was, was amazing. Gord didn't even have to sing.
Actually, my only beef was with the sound a couple of times. Gord could barely hear and wasn't singing in time with the music, and then the crowd was so loud sometimes you couldn't hear him at all. NOIS was like this I think.
I was impressed with the event organizers. Lots of signs on roads a ways a away from the site, which was great, as I managed to get lost on the way there. I guess in terms of VIP, the only perk for me was the parking. I had no trouble getting in, and getting out went quicker than I expected. I wasn't drinking so access to the beer area was pointless, but I thought we were supposed to have our own viewing area? If so, I missed it.
This show brought me around to big outdoor shows again! To me, this is what exemplifies the Hip. Huge shows, usually in the summer, intense crowds who know the words to all the songs, muddy fields, and long hikes back to your car hoping you can remember where you parked it!
Now, to go fix my stiff neck from the idiot bodysurfer who slammed into me and snapped it back. Bodysurfing = NOT COOL.Pics from right side of stage, a bit of a ways back (Sam Roberts too)