2017: The Summer of Concerts!

So, I've already made this declaration on Facebook - but I'll make it blog official too: I hereby declare 2017 to be the summer of concerts! It's been a while since I've had a summer in Toronto, and I am fully prepared to make the most of it. I am going to live it up and do exactly what I love doing most, all summer long - seeing as much live music as possible. Of course, this means being crafty with my budget, but I've already had some good success with free shows, promo codes and Groupons! 

Here's some of my shots from the last week of concerts: 

I will bring my camera along to every show possible, though most shows prohibit detached lenses, so I'm stuck with my iphone at best. The above were Moist and Danny Michel at the Sound of Music festival in Burlington, and Danny Michel at the Roncy Rocks street festival. 

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Our Lady Peace: George Street Festival, St. John's, July 28

Back in July, I had the pleasure of attending the George Street Festival in St. John's.  The streets were packed with tonnes of sweaty fans, waiting to relive their teenage memories, or younger folks, experiencing 90's rock for the first time. Our Lady Peace. My absolute, hands-down, favourite band when I was in high school. I would do anything, and go anywhere, for this band. And yet, somehow, this was my first time seeing them out of my home province of Ontario. I was pretty stoked.

The band sounded amazing, and seemed genuinely thrilled to be playing to the large crowd of on-lookers, pouring out a set of mostly singles, with a few newer songs thrown in for good measure.

The absolute best moment though?  Definitely had to be the encore, when suddenly, Raine appeared on the rooftop of one of the bars - The Rock House - located behind the stage, and belted out Starseed from high above the crowd. 

This isn't even half of the photos I took... it was just too hard to resist - being up close and seeing my favourite band! Perhaps more to come soon, either here on the blog, or over at my facebook page! Be sure to "like" so you don't miss 'em!

The Trews: George Street Festival, St. John's, July 28

I recently headed down to my first George Street Festival  in beautiful St. John's Newfoundland, to catch my favourite band from my teenage years, Our Lady Peace with The Trews.  Everyone warned me that George Street festival is insane, and they were totally right.  I've never seen that many people on one little street, and it was amazing!! I had so much fun, and was able to shoot from the crowd, and get some pretty decent pics.  Here's some of The Trews:

Hope you enjoyed these shots! Hop on over to the Superflash Photography Facebook page for a few more!  

Our Lady Peace photos coming soon!