June 28th, 2003
Ed Solo Pre-Set...
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Release, Breakerfall, Hail Hail, Save You, Cropduster, Dissident, In My Tree, Given To Fly, Insignificance, Love Boat Captain, Get Right, I Believe In Miracles, I Got Shit, Lukin, Corduroy, Thumbing My Way, Daughter/With My Own Two Hands, Even Flow
Bushleaguer, Fortunate Son, Do The Evolution, Why Can't I Touch It? sing-a-long, Better Man, Crazy Mary, Spin The Black Circle, Rockin' In The Free World
I was excited about the Toronto show because it was a) at an amphitheater and b) I had never seen Molson Amphitheater before. Bob and I drove to Toronto the morning of the show. About 2 hours into the drive, I couldn't take it anymore...I was so tired...I don't know what the deal was. So I had to pull over and make poor Bob take over. Talk about wimp...but that drive to Toronto is so horribly boring and awful. We found the place fairly easily and spotted the familiar faces.
Molson Amphitheater is situated right on the water and next to the lamest "theme" park ever. Until the fan club tickets were released, however, this park was our savior. They were nice and allowed us to enter the park by holding our IDs. I went there to pee a couple of times...get more Canadian money...and get lunch from Pizza Pizza. Pizza Pizza seems like it would be just like Little Caesar's: it's not. It sucks butt. Pizza Pizza is so horrible and I vow to never eat it again.
It was definitely a chill-type of day in line. Maybe it was the water giving everyone a calming attitude. I was very pleased with my ticket...it ended up being in the first row of the second section (technically 4th row), center, on STONE'S SIDE! Woo woo!
Since I was in Toronto, I was like...uh, I wanna go shopping. Tim was kind enough to venture downtown with me. Oh my gosh...did we get our shop on! Ok, maybe I got my shop on...I think Tim just bought one pair of pants. Me, on the other hand, ended with with a pair of pants, a skirt, a shirt, and a pair of boots. I was a very happy girl going back to the show. Turns out because we were shopping, we missed soundcheck...I got to be completely honest...I didn't really care too much. I had a great time seeing a city for once, you know? Instead of hanging out at the venue all day.
It took us forever to get into the venue. As we waited in the massive line to get in, Bob and I planned our method for leaving at the end of the night. We knew the parking lot was going to be a bitch to get out of. We just knew that we were both going to make a run for the car: fuck saying good bye to everyone.
Ed came out and did You've Got To Hide Your Love Away...which was nice...and wonderful on such a beautiful day. The show opened with Release. I immediately called my mother and had her listen to the show...Release is her all-time favorite and she's only seen it live once (Breslin Center, 1998...my mom's been to 7 shows).
This set was so awesome starting out...Hail, Hail...Dissident...re-worked In My Tree (woo hoo, again!)...I could go on forever, this main set rocked!
First encore opened with Bushleaguer...kinda mad they had to wait to get to Canada to play it. Then came Fortunate Son...and then a little improv/sing-a-long to Why Can't I Touch It?...you could see Stone SCREAMING it on-stage...he was way into it...which of course made me laugh like crazy. Stone's the man. Spin the Black Circle and Rockin' in the Free World closed the first encore in a totally rocking way.
Baba O'Riley topped off the night. Great, great show. There were fireworks somewhere at the end. I can't remember much...LOL it's been almost a year (so lazy with these re-caps). I just know that Bob and I got the hell out of dodge...and were on the road in a flash. Next show...Philly 1...couldn't wait!
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