The Weakerthans - Toronto, 7/29/06
Posted: 07.31.06 | Category: [The Weakerthans]
When the Weakerthans' John K. Samson opened Saturday's Harbourfront show with a solo version of "One Great City!", it wasn't at all difficult for the Toronto crowd to join in singing "I.. hate.. Winnipeg!" with gusto. In fact the whole night was filled with enthusiastic singalongs, both new and old. It's hard to pigeon-hole the Weakerthans into a defineable genre, because I think they bring a bit of everything to everyone, but what they bring best are lovely tales of contemplation, cats and Canadiana topped with warm smiles & pop-rock melodies. The night was hot as #%@! and sprinkled with rain and heat lightening, but the Weakerthans made it a splendid night for rock.
There was no clear "winner" in this photoset, but I think I liked John's earnest yet happy expression here the best. Perhaps because he resembles a baby bird (boys who sing with their eyes closed = yes). The rest of the shots from this show can be seen here on the old Flickr slideshow.