Some pictures from the Our Lady Peace show, yes I did take a picture of the giant guy I was stuck behind.
I went with a couple of friends to see Our Lady Peace this week. It was a good show, I saw them before. I just don’t like this particular venue. I’ve been to shows there dozens of times, and I concluded I can’t pretend to like it anymore. The acoustics are off, and the layout is terrible. They also lack good temperature regulation, it’s always sweltering. Also, the women’s restroom on the first floor is usually disgusting, the one on the mezzanine area is okay enough at least. But good luck trying to get to the mezzanine from the ground though.
Much better view after we moved spots!
I think the venue needs to be remodeled as they have these GIANT posts next to the stage which impairs people from being able to see the whole stage from the sides, which is very limiting for a sold out show. It is also general admission, there is no seating in the venue.Anyway, we spent the first half of the show in our obstructed view area. Not only was there a post in our way, I got stuck behind Andre the Giant. The band had a brief intermission. We used this moment to move spots, only seeing the guitarist was annoying.
The band came back on, and we liked our new spot much better. Then a crowd of people from Buffalo plowed through the area and bumped into my friend Ginny a few times. She called out “what the hell” or something to that sense, since nobody said “excuse me” as they shoved through. They came back around and one of them complained to my other friend Fiona that we “stole their spot, but it’s fine”. To which she retorted, “yes, it is fine!”
That shut them right up. I don’t think people really understand how general admission tickets work. If I leave my spot for any amount of time, I don’t expect it will still be there when I return. Also, if you go to a show with a huge group of people, you best choose a venue with assigned seating. You honestly can’t expect your large group will remain together. But apparently this is a difficult concept for people to grasp. Despite the annoying people and sweltering heat, we enjoyed the show. We grabbed a night cap afterwards and I got a ride home.
Is it sad that I’m still tired from Sunday night?! I had a fun weekend and I should blog about it before #VEDA starts tomorrow. On Saturday, I went to see Alexz Johnson. That girl has just an amazing voice! I spotted her in the audience for a minute taking pictures of the opener. I figured she wouldn’t play anything from Instant Star, but that’s fine. I liked what she did play, and I downloaded some of her songs. I would definitely see her again. I felt bad for Andy though, he had to go with me since my friend couldn’t make it. She went to the ER for a crazy migraine she has had for 2 weeks, YIKES! She was still considering going, but I told her live music and a 40 mile drive probably wouldn’t be ideal for a migraine. After the show we met up with friends for drinks and darts. I mostly watched the Olympic men’s gymnastics though. Could you blame me? 😉
Sunday was another great day, Ginny and I made our 7th grade dreams come true. We saw Our Lady Peace! It was an amazing show, they even did 2 encores! It was great to see them, even if it was 15 years later (OMG). Our friends B and M went to their show in 1997 and neglected to invite Ginny and myself, how rude. I’m glad we finally got our 7th grade revenge, haha! I think our tickets should have been marked “Obstructed View” though. We got to the show early enough to scout a spot near the bar and bathrooms. Unfortunately, some tall and large-headed people shoved their way in front of us. I wish they had some consideration for us short folks that were there first.I mean, they could easily see over us. I had to hold my phone and camera well above my head to take pictures. At least it was a good workout for my triceps. Aside from the big heads, it was a good time. I was happy they played 3 of my favorite songs and the encores were just so amazing.
Andy got tickets to another show for this Friday, and I’m taking my friend to Cirque for her bday on Saturday. Her birthday was in March, which is when I bought the tickets. It’s going to be so much fun! This will mark my 4th time at a show, each time just gets even more amazing than the last.
Now for pictures! I brought my new Nikon to OLP, but some of the pics came out blurry so I’ll just post phone pictures. It turns out I had it on some weird setting for when you’re on a boat, and that made the pictures blurry. It should be fixed now, I just wish I knew that beforehand. Oh well!
Opening band for OLP