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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"N" is for Nickleback

Its sad to admit it, but after Sunday night Christin and I don't have any more concernts lined up (at the moment).  My regular readers know that I LOVE rock concerts!!!!

Sunday night despite my cold, we went to the Nickleback concert.  I took drugs before hand... don't worry the legal, over the counter kind.  I can assure you I smelt plenty of the illegal stuff that night!  It was really slow to get into the Scotiabank Place that night, as they were frisking people as they entered, I don't know whose idea it was but the side we entered on, they only had two guys doing the frisking.  Hello, 16,000 fans coming in you'd think you'd need a few more guys for frisking.  They weren't even the good looking kind that you don't mind having thier hands on you.  I'm glad we got there at about 5:30, the show was supposed to start at 6:30, the first opening band actually hit the stage at 6:15.  Friends of mine didn't get in until the second opening act becuase of the backlog to get in the door.

The first opening band was Sickpuppies, they were ... sick!  I really enjoyed them!

This chick is the base player for Sickpuppies, if I could imagine myself as a rocker, it would be this girl rocking it out with a base guitar!

The second opening band was Shinedown, what great entertainers, I really enjoyed them too, I'll be downloading some of their stuff in the near future.

The lead signer of Shinedown was a great entertainer

The third opening act was Breaking Benjamin, I was looking forward to them as I had seen them open for another group in the past and had really enjoyed them.  Sadly, their sound was so badly mixed, the base and drums were unbearable even with earplugs in!  Such a shame.

Finally, it was time for Nickleback if you like rock music, and you like Nickleback I HIGHLY reccomend one of their shows.  They are fantastic entertainers!  They put on a good show, and they put on a very big show!  They had 6 transport trucks for their set, the stage was huge with an extention that came out into the audinece.  Big screens, big lights and in usual Nickleback style, LOTS of pyro!  I'll let the pictures do the talking!










Yesterday I got a lovely parcel in the mail!  A belated birthday gift from my dear friend Kathy!  She stitched up this GORGEOUS needle book for me!  I'm sure she had shown me her start on this back in March when we met for dinner.  You naughty girl, practically waving my b-day gift under my nose, and me being none he wiser!

25 comments:

Annie said...

Looks like a great concert.

And what beautiful needlebook. You have a very good friend!

valerie said...

Fun concert! Lovely needlebook gift from Kathy too!

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like you had a great time. And what a lovely needlebook!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Sounds like an AMAZING concert...and your needlebook is beautiful, as is everything that Kathy seems to put her needle in :-)

Elaine said...

Great concert pictures and your needlebook is gorgeous!

Julie said...

Beautiful gift from your friend

Fab pics of the concert, shame the friskers weren't the hunky kind LOL

claudia said...

You do know how to pick the concerts...I guess that will have to be my next attempt at getting used to being in a crowd. Although the concerts we get to here are usually sit on the lawn kind of things where it seems we are just at a picnic. The last big band I saw was Los Lonely Boys. (The smell was in the air there too!)
Love your gift from your friend! Very pretty needle book!

Angela said...

Glad to hear you had a good time at the concert despite feeling sick. I like a lot of Nicleback songs too . Great gift :)

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the concert. My eldest DD has a Shinedown CD. I love Nickelback though!

jane said...

Great concert pics and a lovely needlebook. thanks for sharing!

Christin said...

Timmy!!!!!!!!! It was awesome - and you it was nuts getting in because the PM and his son were there. Oh, and there's tons of room in the shirt!

Joanie said...

Oh-h-h...NickleBack! I LOVE THEM! You are so lucky, Dani.

PS..Love the needlebook too!

Karen said...

Fabulous pictures, Dani! What camera did you use? There is virtually no noise at all, even in with the zoom! My camera is horribly noisy in low light situation and/or with the zoom. :( I nominated you for a blog award! See my blog for details.

Lillie said...

Great pics from the concert.

The needlebook very pretty.

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Christine said...

Wow, lucky you! The concert looks fantastic.
Your birthday needlbook is very pretty

Giovanna said...

Lovely needleboook, congrats to you and kudos to Kathy. My 15yo DS is a Nickleback fan, maybe I should borrow his MP3 player sometime...

Carol said...

Great photos from what looks like a great concert, Dani! Glad you had fun :)

Karan said...

Looks & sounds like you had one fantastic night. Afraid I haven't got the stamina for anything like that any more. LOL Gorgeous birthday gift. :0)

Suzanne said...

Sounds like it was a great concert!

I really love that needlebook.

Michelle said...

Glad you enjoyed the concert - it sounds awesome. Thanks for the cool concert pics!

The birthday gift is lovely!

Siobhan said...

Oh, lucky you!! I'd love to go to a Nickleback concert!

Beautiful needlebook--lucky you, again! ;)

Shelleen said...

I love Nickelback. They were here last year but I had just had surgery so i couldn't go :-( I will have to look up the other bands and listen to them.

Dee said...

I LOVE Shinedown. I just bought their CD awhile back.

Their music makes working out at the gym a little more bearable.

Like Nickelback too, especially Photograph. What the hell IS on Joey's head????

Tracy said...

I love your birthday gift it is very sweet and I love Nickleback I saw them in Dublin I went to see Bon Jovi and Nickleback supported them on the tour, two excellent bands for the price of one bonus, the plan is to def go to one of their concerts I really love their music I'm def a rock chick