It had to happen sometime. For the first time since I started seeing them live back on the Popmart tour in 1997, I came away from a U2 concert disappointed. I had muted expectations to begin with, having heard less than stellar reviews of tour openers in the past, but Vancouver was the closest stop to… Continue reading In the Howling Wind, Comes a Stinging Rain
I lost my Fringe virginity this year, finally going to see not just one play, but nine, over the course of a little over a week. Much like losing one’s real virginity, if it’s good, you’ll wonder what took you so damn long. But as is also true with sex, some occasions are better than others.… Continue reading On the Fringe
Showtime! 579 days. The wait between the announcement of the U2 concert at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton and the moment that Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry actually arrived to the strains of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” was long, but worth every second. At the risk of relying on overly used cliches, June 1 really was… Continue reading What Time is it in the World?
Arcade Fire, Stampede Corral, Calgary, AB, September 26, 2010 Full discretion: I am not a fangirl. I am a fan of certain things, but I don’t stalk bands or tattoo things on my body proclaiming my unending devotion to things I enjoy. True, I’ve lined up at 5:30 am for a U2 concert where the… Continue reading They Build it Up Just to Burn it Back Down