(apologies: no photos tonight, forgot to take the camera to the gig)
If I was to sum up the gig in one word, it would be GLOWSTICKFIGHT!
If you let me have two words, I’d go for the more acceptable “glowstick fight”, and I’m sure you’d appreciate that those two words were not shouted unnecessarily in capitals.
If, however, it just so happened that you were so reckless with your word budget that I was allowed three (3) words to describe tonight’s gig, I’d probably settle on the following:
“Glowstickfight, that t-shirt.”
The t-shirt in question, of which I also don’t have a photo, really has to be seen to be believed. Some people throw notes up on stage. Some people hold up signs. This particular audience member printed the message on both sides of a t-shirt and threw it on stage. Without giving too much away, I’ll say the t-shirt’s message involved a phone number, and the phrase “just saying”. I wish I could have seen the look on the face of whoever’s job it was to iron those letters on.
As for the glowsticks, we thought we’d seen the last of them around NYE 2008. Being pelted with glowsticks by the audience and not knowing whether to take it as a compliment was surely the defining moment of 2008. But in Saskatoon, they’re still going strong. Strangely, they didn’t make an appearance until about halfway through the gig.
Harry: “Is it just me, or did everyone in the crowd just find a glowstick all of a sudden?”
When it rained glowsticks, it poured glowsticks. There must have been 200 of them.
Next: Edmonton via Calgary.