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A Decent Show Shadowed by Poor Location

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I usually don’t have many bad things to say about concerts but I do have a bit of a bone to pick with the Performance Works Theatre on Granville Island. First off, I walked in with my camera on my shoulder in plain sight. There was no signage about cameras, the box office never mentioned anything and the ticket guy/bag checker had nothing bad to say. It was once I was in a sea of cameras on the floor when I tried to take a picture. A t-shirt wearing non-comb owner proceeded to approach and ask if I was accredited…

As I stand in the crowd maxing my ISO trying to be as unobtrusive as possible I am being blinded by point and shoot flashes galore and I get singled out. Sorry, but that is a bit ridiculous. If nothing else, allowing a few photos might make it so that someone if Vancouver actually knows what Performance Works even is. I sure didn’t before last night and neither did the three people I was with.

After shouldering my camera for the evening (except the one shot above) I was then able to enjoy the continuous buzz emanating from the underpowered speakers in the room. That compounded with reverberation in the machine shop converted venue made the sound a struggle to enjoy.

 

Overall, I would like to say that the Bell Game and Aidan Knight both played great sets. Their music was great and the show very entertaining. I would go see either of them again if they were to play in an improved location.

 

That is enough bitching for one day.

 

 

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Lights Up Vancouver

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The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, or as you may know them, “that band from the Heineken commercial” ended their North American tour in Vancouver. Touring with Vacationer the Danish Pop-Band led by Mette Lindberg had their wrap up concert at the Venue on Granville St. The band’s energy was electric, the sound wonderful and the whole gig was a great event.

While I was trying to enjoy the show I did bring along my camera to grab a couple of photos from the show. Thanks Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Vacationer and Venue for a great show!

 

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The highlight of the night for me was the cover of Men Without Hats – Safety Dance. An absolutely ridiculous song from a ridiculous time tied together with a ridiculous music video. The audio is not amazing in this clip but it is still worth a watch.

 


A Weekend of Birthday Celebration – Happy 125th Vancouver

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The third day of Vancouver 125 Birthday Celebrations (I only went to 2) was a whole line-up of musical acts but the headline evening concert was the Recent Vancouver Legend Dan Mangan. Playing in his Home-town City Dan brought life to the massive crowd putting on an awesome show.

Happy Birthday Vancouver!

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Vancouver Turns 125, Let’s Celebrate!

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Vancouver is in it’s 125th year and to celebrate the city has put on a free concert series in Stanley Park. Heading down to watch Said The Whale perform in the Park I snapped a few photos. Here they are!

Vancouver a beautiful city and a great place to live!

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Vancouver City At Night

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