Thursday, June 27, 2013

David Byrne & St. Vincent in Ottawa

 On Sunday, Richard and I headed up to Ottawa to the Jazz Festival to see 
David Byrne & St. Vincent.

 TD Bank was handing out free water bottles and the Jazz Fest provides a free water station to fill it. Great idea considering it was 30C and humid.

Since we got there waaaay early, we decided to walk around. We saw the Parliament Buildings with the stage being set up for the upcoming Canada Day festivities.

 There is some great architecture up there on the Hill.

 Sadly, the Cat Sanctuary is gone. The cats were getting older and they felt it was time to adopt them to homes and close the colony. Kinda sad.

 On the way back to the Festival, we came across a statue in honour of pianist 
Oscar Peterson. 

 Back at the festival, I met up with my friend Suzan who is the media director of the Jazz Festival. I've known her since we were nine years old and haven't seen her for 30 years. She hasn't changed a bit.

 When we went for a beer, we bumped into friends and neighbours Holly and Evlyn. 
Small world.

 Also there were Steve and Sarah from Toronto. Fun seeing them!

 Now onto the show. I've been a David Byrne fan (when he was with the Talking Heads) for 30+ years.

 He is a fabulous musician and entertainer. 
And we had great seats which made the concert even more fun.

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) was terrific and reminded me of a female, younger version of David Byrne. Loved her! Together they were a great combo.

Best part of the evening? Just as the concert was ending, they played 
"Burning Down the House" and the skies opened and it poured rain. 
We all danced and got soaked to the skin. Unforgettable night.


Grumpy Penguin said...

What a fantastic show! The rain did nothing to dampen our spirits. :) It was awesome seeing you guys there, too!

Knatolee said...

You guys clearly had a blast!

I LOVE that library on Parliament Hill.

David said...

How fun. I love both David and St Vincent. I am just slightly jealous!


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