So Sandra, myself and a friend of mine/ours were at a concert last night downtown. Now this was not just any concert, oh no; this concert was the very essence of something that I have been waiting for some genius to come up with for AGES. For those of you who know things about Canadian music, the four bands that were playing were Sebastian Granger and the Mountains, The Dears, Tokyo Police Club and (wait for it...) METRIC. So, obviously, this should have been one of the most epic experiences of my life. Vancouver in general apparently had other ideas.
The first problem we had was that outside it was OBSCENELY cold yesterday, and inside wasn't much warmer. Apparently this was because the backstage doors were thrown wide... Fun. Second, this general coldness didn't really conducive of a very energetic vibe for the audience, so things were rather boring down in the front where we were. Mind you, we were off to one side, but even so. There seemed to be very little excitement throughout the audience in general. I think this was also because most people were just there for Metric, which, while understandable, kind of ruins it for the rest of us. Third, the opening band (Sebastian Granger and the Mountains) were really rather boring, plus one of them was going shirtless who Really shouldn't have been, so that was rather off-putting. All these combined meant that only once Metric came on was there any real energy in the audience, so up until that point it was not the greatest mood.
In any case, the last three bands all played excellent sets (although I did think the lead singer of The Dears looked a little predatory...) and performed well. I enjoyed myself for the most part, aside from this one guy near the end who decided it would be fun to a) practically crush me against a speaker and b) fart. And I mean REALLY fart, like, it was gross... But yeah, overall a good time. Great way to start off the Christmas run down.
And on that note, I'd like to wish everyone a Holly Jolly Christmas and a Happy New Year! ;)