And second of all, when I did go to a concert, last week, I drove up to the venue in a borrowed minivan full of children. Actually, two of the children were borrowed as well.
Not much rocker cred there.
Third of all, I didn't bring my camera, so the only pictures I could take with my Blackberry Curve 8520 that has no flash and about 0.0002 megapixels were....somewhat less than stellar.
So here you have Alan Frew, lead singer of Glass Tiger, doing an amazing acoustic set. He's not only a great musician, but a really funny guy. He's the whitish blob on the right of the stage. The left-hand whitish blob is a guitarist. Honest.
This is Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, still making audiences scream, rocking Scotiabank Place. They are somewhere in the light.
Oh, this one's better. Tom is the middle figure in black with the guitar, who appears to have no head. I can attest that he does, in fact, have a head.
I saw it.
Yeah, I know. Don't quit my day job.
It was Rae's first concert. After each song, she would clap and 'wooohoooo' like it was Lady Gaga up there. She was going wild. So I asked her, "Isn't this great?". She looked at me and shrugged and said, "Yeah, it's OK." It was all about the screaming and clapping. That's my Rae.
Concert admission: free. Parking: $8. Four Slurpees for the girls: $17. (Now I know why I never go to concerts, other than the whole 'not being a music photojournalist' thing.) Watching the girls listening to great Canadian 80s rock and new wave: priceless. A week later hearing Rachel singing 'Sinking Like a Sunset' to herself: beyond priceless.