Saturday 18 July 2009

I got to see The Dan Band, I got to see The Dan Band!!!

I LOVE The Dan Band, especially the lead "Dan Finnerty" (see #5 in the other post from tonight.) I think they are hilarious. Brilliant. Check them out on YouTube. (A bit o' language if you're a little sensitive....) They sing female anthems and do it REALLY well! They appeared in Old School, Starsky and Hutch, and most recently The Hangover.

When I found out they were doing a (free) concert at Yonge/Dundas Square on Friday, July 17 as part of the Just for Laughs (Toronto) festival, I just had to find a way to go!! They don't make it up this way that much. (Even though this is where "The Dan Band" was conceived. Dan Finnerty sang "I Am Woman" drunk at karaoke in Toronto and the rest is Dan Band history.) Thanks to Nana and Grandpa for coming to babysit while Mommy gallivanted in The Big Smoke!

A two-hour commute, one hour of politley working way to front (I am Canadian, after all) before the show started and 45 min of on and off rain (more on than off) totally worth it!!

If I was any closer to Dan Finnerty tonight I would have broken at least one or two marriage vows. I can NOT believe I forgot to bring the camera! I didn't even have a paper and pen. I asked where their DVD could be (legally) purchased and apparently it can't. He said he'd give me one if he had one. :)

I managed to make my way right up front for the concert, got lots of eye contact from Dan, and especially from Gene one of his back-up singers. And not eye contact in that creepy, stalker kinda way, but the hey-we're-all-just-having-a-blast kina way. The show friggin' rocked. Absolultely brilliant! By the way, "brilliant" is a word I'm going to try to use more (and not in the sarcastic way it is generally employed by me currently.)

Oh, and then a rat crossed in front of me while I was walking toward Massey Hall after the show... (Is that bad luck?) Gotta love Toronto!


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