Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Suburban Legends!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

When I picked up Disney’s weekend schedule my first weekend there, I literally shrieked when I read who would be playing in Tomorrowland, because after all these years I am still a huge fan girl, no matter how much I tried to deny it…

I first saw Suburban Legends in 2002, and again in 2003, so it’s been a loooong five years for me (they never tour in Canada). As soon as I saw them they became one of my favorite bands. Since then the lineup has gone through HUGE changes. First trombone player Dallas was killed in a hit and run, then old band members flocked out. Vince returned as their singer (he was formerly one of their trumpet players), and when I checked them out on MySpace I was disappointed; the ska was gone, and now they were silly funk. I understood ska is just not a big thing right now, but oh it broke my heart. I wasn’t happy with the new music I was hearing on MySpace.

After seeing them live, I have totally changed my mind, and they are still one of my favorite bands. They are the most energetic, entertaining live band I have ever seen. Their music has gotten so much tighter since I last saw them, and every new band member is a huge asset (there are only 4/8 of the members from when I saw them). And they still have dance choreography! They get the crowd involved through the entire thing (singing and dancing competitions) and when the crowd’s energy starts to wane at the end of the night, they work their butts off to bring it back up (which most bands don’t bother with).

I couldn’t pull myself away from their engaging show and went all three nights to all five sets, phew! (Even enduring a lady who thinks Canada is communist?! -She thinks we are a terrifying socialist country, but by socialist really meant communist, and no we aren’t even socialist, haha!)

They played nearly every song they have ever written. This meant they still do all the ska songs! I was wondering what it would be like with Tim no longer on vocals, but Vince totally nailed it and then some. Sadly there were only several of us there skanking, but my heart was content.

I want mooooooore. They are touring with the Aquabats (!!!) but not here. We DO like ska here, guys :(

Check them out on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/suburbanlegends

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Cicala

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Back in September, Dino’s band Cicala played an awesome show on top of the old firehall, with his friend Evan joining in on piano, as well as opening the show. It was a beautiful night and a great atmosphere. I wish I could listen to more music while gazing over the city lights!

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Piano!

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Disneyland keeps some really great talent on staff, and though it’s not as good as the old days I still love listening to the piano players on Main Street whenever I have a chance!

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Zombie Walk Highlights

Monday, September 8th, 2008

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Beija Flor, round 2

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Beija Flor were back in town on Friday. I couldn’t miss that show!

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Zombie Walk: Teaser

Friday, September 5th, 2008


More to come soon!