Saturday, August 22, 2009
Another amazing summer concert brought to you by Eddie Vedder, Mike Mcready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron! Yesterday was such a treat, bad weather was looming all week but held off on Friday night for a wonderful day and gorgeous evening. Hubby and I took off work early to head into Toronto just after lunch. After a failed attempt to get a sweet spot to park, back to Younge st we went to our fave go to downtown parking lot and took a $12 taxi to Ontario place. (We realized later the GO train would have been better but...our excited brains weren't thinking I guess) It was bustling due to opening day of the Toronto EX or CNE and the concert later that night across the st. I think there was a ballgame that night too so the city certainly was bustling!
We picked up our fan club tickets and went into Ontario Place to kill some time wandering and sitting at a nice little waterfront patio. We met a couple friends at this point and chatted with a really cool backdrop behind us!
Here other fan club members gathered from all over the place to not so patiently wait for the stage performance we were all anxious for. We didn't have to wait that long as Eddie graced us with a 2 song acoustic set, both Neil Young songs...Cinnamon Girl and The Needle and the Damage Done. Eddie told us at this point that one of the members from the opening band had border crossing troubles and wasn't able to make it! More Pearl Jam performance for us!!!!! Mike Mcready came out to do 2 cover songs, Stone came out for a song and then Jeff and Eddie came out to play Bee Girl for us :) Here's the article from SPIN online. The band played an awesome mix of fave songs and entertained us while having fun doing it! Eddie sipped from his bottle of wine and had a couple cigs during Mikes awe inspiring guitar solos.
After the spectacular performance we found our friends again and waited for taxi while watching the CNE bustle in front of us. Lights and shreeks coming of Exibition ride terror kept us entertained for about 45 min until a cab stopped upon our frantic flagging. Back to the car and a 1hr and 1/2 drive home to Peterborough got us home about 2:30 a.m. sooooooooo worth it, but needless today I've been lazy!
All in all the show was FANTASTIC and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it!
I love you Eddie Vedder ;)