Saturday, July 14, 2007

Rock 'n Roll Thy Name Is The White Stripes

I had the pleasure of seeing the White Stripes live in concert last night in Halifax. My damaged hearing is but one sign that it was a hell of a show. I must say that Jack White is quite the showman. And, while there was little banter between songs, he seemed to know just what to say to get the crowd going. Also, I have to give it up to the band for coming to Nova Scotia at all, since very few bands at the peek of their careers play shows anywhere east of Montreal. I picked up a few 1" pins and a sweet turntable slip mat from the merchandise table after the show. It was funny (and this makes me feel old) but I remember when I went to my first rock concert (Meatloaf, Bat Out of Hell Part II Tour) everyone held up lighters, but at the White Stripes show, everyone just held up digital cameras and cell phones. Why go to a rock concert if you're going to be looking through your camera's view finder all night? Anyways, I could go on and on about what a great show it was and how happy I am that I got to see my favorite active rock band, but I'll just leave it at that.

2 comments:

Shauna said...

In Charlottetown, they played on a fishing boat in the harbour...
Not only did the White Stripes come to the Maritimes, but they actually did cool shit while they were here, instead of sitting on their bus parked behind the gig, then getting the hell out. Somewhere else they went bowling (or so I heard on CBC). Mark of truly amazing peeps.

Lucky 13 said...

You saw Meatloaf on the Bat out of Hell 2 tour? Touch me, Quammy, touch me.