The last time Broken Social Scene played Laneway it was a huge letdown after their epic gig at the Metro. I was a bit worried about a similar experience yesterday as I loved their gig at Manning Bar last week. But Broken Social Scene absolutely p3wned Laneway yesterday. As far as I’m concerned no one else even came close.
Accompanied by Feist, Amy Millan, Evan Cranley, Torquil Campbell, members of Feist’s bands and assorted others, we pretty much got the full-on, beautifully chaotic BSS lineup. The energy and passion displayed on stage during the set was incredible and the performances were just as memorable. While last week’s show as a bit sloppy at times, at Laneway the band were tight tight tight.
The performance of 7/4 (Shoreline), in particular, was jaw-droppingly awesome. Feist and Amy Millan alternated verses. Their were about a billion horn players. Everyone was going nuts. It was perhaps one of my very favourite live performances ever. Major Label Debut was another highlight…hell the whole set was. If you were there you know what I’m talking about. Cherish that performance…you will never see it again.
Stars And Sons
Farewell To The Pressure Kids
Fire Eye’d Boy
Backed Out On The…
Major Label Debut
Fucked Up Kid
Ibi Dreams Of Pavement (A Better Day)
My photos. There are some great ones there actually. Shocking.
Here’s the final 26 seconds of Shoreline…