The Vancouver Five: 2010 Opening Concert

Ron Sexsmith @ Cultural Olympiad Vancouver 2010

The pre-Olympic hype kicked off with a concert featuring Ron Sexsmith and Feist playing alongside the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Here are five random thoughts that popped into my head during the show.

5) My math might be off, but isn’t 2008 two years too early for the Olmypics?

4) Ben Mulroney hosting? What they couldn’t get Justin Trudeau? Are Ben’s writers on strike too, because he’s painfully unfunny?

3) Three songs from Ron Sexsmith, I thought he was supposed to be a co-headliner. Jesus, Jorane got more stage time.

2) I understand not getting press credentials, because we all know this internet thing is just a fad, but please if I’m taking a photo without disturbing anyone else and without a flash do we really need ushers converging on me like I just snuck outside food into a movie theatre.

1) Who taught Feist how to rock? And why doesn’t she do that on her albums?

Bonus) I really need to go see the VSO at some point. They’re quite good.

4 Comments so far

  1. Lydia (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 11:26 am

    It was the 2 year countdown concert.


  2. Jefffery Simpson (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

    Are we all supposed to hold our breath until 2010 then? I’m going to start having a birthday countdown party two months before my birthday, just so I get to drink more.


  3. Lydia (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 1:47 pm

    If that means twice the cake, then I’m all for it. I’m holding you to that.


  4. Mark (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 7:34 am

    Agree on #3. I came to see Ron Sexsmith co-headlining with Feist, not that bullshit Quebecois, Bjork-rip-off lady who needs to shave her armpits. Plus, they really f*cked up on Ron’s sound mix. Compare Feist’s (where the VSO was nicely blended in) and Ron’s (where his band was mixed too loud for the VSO to be heard). Sound was actually horrible overall as there was rarely a moment where some mic wasn’t on the verge of feeding back.

    Also, why does everything have to be repeated en francais? Do we really think there are any non-English speaking frenchies in the audience??? I’d understand if we were in Montreal. Sometimes this bilingual stuff is just stupidly frustrating.



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