May 10th, 2016
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Setlist. . .
Go/Do the Evolution/Mind Your Manners/Breakerfall/Gods' Dice/Evacuation/Light Years/ Nothing As It Seems/Thin Air/Insignificance/Of the Girl/Grievance/Rival/Sleight of Hand/ Soon Forget/Parting Ways/Corduroy/Once/Rearviewmirror
Encore 1. . .
Imagine/Let Me Sleep/Comfortably Numb/Even Flow/Down/Better Man/Porch
Encore 2. . .
Elderly Woman/Given to Fly/State of Love and Trust/Black/The Real Me/Alive/Rockin' In The Free World
I was so so so fortunate to add this show at last minute. Life sometimes has a way of working things out and this was one of those instances. Perfectly perfect for my 110th show.
I ran into a few folks before the show but not as many people as in the states. Middle of the week combines with Canada plus the second night being pushed out due to silly basketball game didn't really make this show that enticing to most.
I've seen a few shows at Air Canada Centre...but it was always stick in my memory as the place where I was so exhausted after driving from Montreal the night before in 2000 and also that very day, calling home on a payphone prior to the show to find out my grandfather had passed. The layout, the train station, parking lots, bars, so many things around this venue live strongly in my memory.
The show started out very well, but once Breakerfall started, I knew we were in for Binaural. I was psyched to hear it, don't get me wrong, but the whole-album-show thing once I saw Yield (after No Code), I sort of felt like, ok...I'm good. What this show reminded me of was how good of an album Binaural is (because let's be real, it's rare to listen to an old album in its entirety these days unless you are feeling nostalgic.) I also was like, as great as this is, I saw this shit, in the real, as it was happening, on the road in 2000. So it totally waxed nostalgia for me. Thought about who I met in 2000. How many shows I saw. All the memories that stuck out in my mind. For that, this show was great!
I enjoyed the run, but I also decided to take some time to Periscope. I didn't keep it constant, but it was great because I picked the songs I wanted to broadcast and I had a kick out of seeing friends comment to me and throw hearts my way. It felt like I had my peeps with me right there in the Great White North.
Encore opened with Imagine...and then...so weird...in May...to hear Let Me Sleep. I remember Brit and TJ turning around to me and I was just like... What. The. Fuck.
Moderate amount of covers...Imagine, Comfortably Numb, The Real Me and Rockin' In The Free World (with Donna Grantis...who played with Prince but I was like...who is this chick?)
It doesn't always feel that great when you can only get to night one of a two night run (ahem, Inside Job on night 2) but like I said, this one wasn't planned and it was great to have another show to get me through to August at Wrigley!
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