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Wednesday, May 17

The Concert!

WOW!!! What a show! We were blown away by it! I'm still kicking my ass that I left my camera in the car. I could have had unbelievable pictures. We were about 20 feet from the stage and at times Suzie, Mig and Tye walked right past us. One of the girls I work with took pictures and she's promised to email some to me. She was telling me about the picture of Mig's bare abs that she kept enlarging and drooling over last night.

Suzie was definitely the star of the show and Mig was pretty awesome too. A girl sitting beside Dave yelled out for him to take his shirt off and he finally did after more prompting. He threw it out into the crowd but wanted it back, and actually got it back! Suzie's family was sitting across the aisle from us and she spent lots of time singing to them. Tye wasn't my favorite on the show but he blew us away. He's a great entertainer. When he sang No Woman, No Cry I was completely hooked.

Tara was okay. I barely remembered her from the show but she can sing. She sang Rock & Roll by Zepplin, or as Dave would call it, the Cadillac song. Mig's "Baby, I Love Your Way" was a big hit for me because of my love for all things Frampton. Suzie sang Loosing My Religion, Start Me Up, and Believe (one of her own songs). There were more but neither Dave or I can remember them. Someone sang All Right Now. As an encore they all came back and sang Bohemian Rhapsody with Suzie and Mig taking the lead. It was so fucking cool! I was dancing in front of my seat all night!

North Bay is known for having a laid back crowd at concerts but everyone was on their feet through the whole show. It lasted about 3 hours with a warmup band, a 20 minute break and then the RockStars. They only played in Toronto (at a bar after the INXS concert on Sunday night) and North Bay. The concert in North Bay was put together in two weeks and sold out. Suzie has relatives in North Bay and that was a big reason why they came here. She even had her Aunt Lisa up on stage during one song.

It really was an amazing show. I'm not a big concert goer but I jumped at the chance to see them. I only wish that I hadn't had to get up so early the next morning. The girl I work with ended up meeting all of them after the show in the parking lot after the crowd left. They all signed autographs for her kids and took pictures with them all. Mig got a phone call from his wife while they were doing that and he talked to her right in front of them all. She said that they were all very genuine and nice. She told me today that while Mig was arranging himself and the kids for the picture she had to fight off the urge to shove her children aside and jump into the picture with Mig.

One of the guys Dave works with was there with his kids too. His daughter was pulled up onto the stage by Tye and he sang to her. She also got autographs and pictures after the show in the parking lot. Again, I'm kicking myself that we took off so quickly. Dammit!

Here's a link to some pictures from the local radio station.

I'll post some pictures when my coworker gets around to email them to me. It won't likely be until next week though. We're heading to the cottage (maybe even tomorrow night) for the long weekend. It's MAY TWO FOUR!!! That's a big weekend in Canada in case you didn't know. I've got 4 girlfriends coming to the cottage on Saturday night and the guys are going to battle the blackflies at a friend's camper. Then on Sunday we're all going for a four wheeler ride. Should be fun.

Gotta run! Miss you all! *smoooches*


Blogger Breezy said...

yay! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! *smooch*

Have fun this weekend! It's Blessing of the Bikes here. *slaps on chaps*

Thu. May 18, 08:24:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger kim (weltek) said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm glad they all performed well. I really like all of them, they just weren't my pick for INXS & that's fine. I'm glad they are all able to do the music they want to now.

Mig did "All Right Now" on Rock Star, so maybe he was the one that did it at the concert, too. He seems like such a genuine, sweet guy.

I just can't convince myself to like Suzie. Her voice isn't my favorite & her personality grates on me a bit. I'm definitely in a minority on those feelings, though.

Thu. May 18, 10:12:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger meemo said...

Sounds like a great time Lightsy.

Just found out a few more tickets opened up for tonight's INXS show at the Niagara Fallsview Casino, but at over $200 a piece (and in the mezzanine level, at that) I just can't justify it.


Thu. May 18, 11:12:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Swami said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time, Lights!

Blow some fireworks for me, okay?

Thu. May 18, 11:35:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Sally said...

*squeals* Oh my heck! That sounds like so much fun!!! I'm so glad you got to go! What a blast!

Thu. May 18, 02:01:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger bobdechemist said...

That sounds like a great time. I'll be seeing some music this weekend, but not quite as large scale as that.

Thu. May 18, 03:19:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Bravie said...

Sounds like you had a great time. *smooch*

Fri. May 19, 08:41:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger ~Nutz said...

I wanna go to the cottage! WAH!

Sounds like a great night!

Fri. May 19, 09:06:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Coco said...

Glad you had lots of fun! I missed Rock Star, so I don't know the people, but it sounds like it was fun.

In 1997, someone stole my gas cap in North Bay.

Happy Blackfly Weekend! We are opening the cottage tomorrow too.

Sun. May 21, 08:24:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger augie said...

I'm glad you had a great time, Lightsy. Hope your May TwoFour has been just as great.


Mon. May 22, 07:56:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger mm said...

I'm happy you had a great time, Lights! Can't wait for the pics!

Tue. May 23, 04:00:00 a.m. EDT  

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