Toronto. The Phoenix.
Oh, er, right. That’s not really going to cut it. Let’s try again.
That’s better, at least we can see some of the crowd. Clearly the lights were moving around a hell of a lot at the start of The Chariot. That’s Stéphane on the lights. He’s a Québecinite, and he’ll be in Australia for the tour there too. Anyway, let’s try again:
Almost there…that flash is throwing it off a bit. One more:
That’s the Phoenix! Thanks for coming down, everyone. While in town we also saw the Jays annihilate the Orioles, including two home runs from José Bautista and a lot of choppin’ but no chips flyin’ from Adam Lind. Will and I also saw Megadeth and Slayer on our night off after the gig. Adding themselves to the already enormous list of bands that are touring and playing in their entirety albums they released 20 years ago, Megadeth played Rust in Peace, and Slayer played Seasons in the Abyss. Ricky somehow got our names on the guest list, and we had passes to some sort of VIP bar side-of-stage too. It was like something from Wayne’s World. Thanks Ricky. Adding myself to the already enormous list of people who fall into the trap of comparing everything they see to something in Melbourne, I’ll say that Molson Amphitheatre was like Sidney Myer Music Bowl, but wider. And full of friendly Canadian metalheads.
Next: New York.