Yesterday’s show at the Horseshoe Tavern was one of the most fun concerts that I’ve experienced in a while. It was the type of show where I went into it feeling that take it or leave it feeling. This past week has been really busy and an emergency came up with one of my cats leaving me extremely sleep deprived and a little stressed out, so I spent a good amount of time on Friday debating whether or not I had the energy to get to this show.
After working all day I got the feeling that I should just go for it. I have next week off of work with no major plans so there would be plenty of time to sit around at home and relax. The big debate for me too was also that I’m not a huge fan of The Lazys, I like their music, but it wasn’t like they were one of my favorite bands.
I made the drive up to Toronto and it wasn’t bad. There wasn’t much of a wait at the border crossing and no major traffic delays. When driving to Toronto I never know what I’m getting into, but it only took about 2 hours which is decent. I’ve had drives up there that have taken over 3 hours due to traffic accidents and the border.
The show was at the Horseshoe Tavern which is a legendary venue in Toronto. It is one of my favorite places to see a show there. I met up with a girlfriend of mine who lives in Toronto and also another new friend that I just met a couple weeks ago at The Blue Stones music video shoot. I’m still constantly amazed by the friends I’ve made through music and it is always so much fun to have friends to meet up with at shows. We all had the best time.
Last night has completely changed my opinion on The Lazys. I had no Iwhat I was getting into with seeing them live and I could easily say now that they are in my top 4 favorite bands. The energy at the show was so insanely fun, it was one of the best live shows that I’ve seen in a while.
The opening bands were also really good. The Celebration Army, a rock band from Toronto, opened the show. Their music is feel good/fun/make you want to dance. They were a lot of fun to see in concert.
The second band to take the stage was an indie rock band from Toronto, The Fame. They are a newer band, formed in 2017. After the show I was talking with one of the guys in the band who was saying a lot of their influence is 90’s bands like Nirvana, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Totally my type of music. These guys were great!