Date: March 27, 2004
Location: Commodore Ballroom
Event: Powderfinger concert w/ Guests
Dude from Perth: Sitting next to me at my table was this
dude from Perth. He was a very friendly fellow. Turns out that he’d
come to Canada on a work permit, fell in love with a girl (does quoting
the White Stripes still give me indie cred???) and got his VISA to stay.
Very trashed, he kept hugging me, talking very close to my face and “playfully”
hitting me. A lot. Later on as I was busting a move to Powderfinger, I
was constantly being jabbed in the back only to turn around and see the
dude from Perth playing air guitar and singing to me.
Dude from Perth’s friend: Accidentally bumping
into me as she took her seat, she did the requisite pat on the shoulder
“I’m sorry”, but decided to leave her hand there and
start rubbing until I shuddered her off.
Dude from Perth’s other friend: Finding myself
temporarily alone after a beer run, the girl to me right struck up a conversation
with me. The conversation would have only made sense had we a) known each
other for years or b) ever talked to each other before. The conversation,
however, made no sense.
Overhead: This band from Victoria, BC opened the show. Formally
known as the Special Guests, the newly renamed band took over the 1000+
crowd with their epic rock sound. Soaring vocals, complex arrangements
and a “more rock, less talk” attitude got the crowd on their
feet. A quick jaunt to the merchandise table got me a copy of their self-titled
EP for a mere $5. Fantastic investment.
High Five Girl: While dancing to Powderfinger this girl
kept high-fiving everyone. My friend informed me that she was known to
the exchange students as “High Five Girl”. As the show went
on, she kept the hand slapping up, gave away a few almost finished beers
and kept grabbing my hand.
Bald Dude: Quite the oddity. Did little more than hit
me on the chest to comment on how great the show was.
Overhead - Mirror Mirror 192kbps, 7.8M
Overhead - Sun Sun Sun 192kbps, 5.4M