you know when you have that feeling that you are exactly where you are supposed to be?.....
well, that was this past saturday for me.
my brother calls me and tells me there are 2 free shows of bands from our teenage years, and would i like to go.
less than 24 hours notice, but i feel its necessary to say yes.
the first one is at the sound of music festival in burlington ontario
so i drive 1 1/2 hours to my brothers place, we switch cars and drive maybe 45 mins to burlington.
we get there at 2 minutes to 2, and the show starts at 2. its late of course so we go to the beer tent for a quick pint
thats my brother. he looks pretty happy to be there.
the first band is the diodes. they announced that their first album was released before the sex pistols
the pics arent great. it was sooooo hot and sunny and its the best i could do in the conditions
"The Diodes are a canadian punk/new wave band formed in 1976. One of the first toronto bands playing that style of music, The Diodes helped foster the scene in the city."
have a listen..... they ROCKED
immediately following them was the new york dolls. this was a surprise as we didnt have the schedule at all.
take a listen
i have to admit here... i was humbled at how good they were live. pure entertainment.
next, drive to toronto, maybe an hour
next was the raveonettes from copenhagen denmark. . this is where the half comes in. they were really good but we had to leave the square to prepare and regroup for the next show. it was in dundas square toronto, so was quickly filling up with people
this festival is called the north by north east festival
time for one pint here
and last, iggy pop and the stooges
things were getting crazy by this point of the night. i could barely see iggy, but if you look closely, there he is.
hes still got it
last time i saw him was maybe late 70s early 80s... i will have to ask my brother
O and, all these shows were FREE
thanks brother, i had an awesome day
~the pooch x