We went for dinner before hand and caught the last two songs from the opening band from Winnipeg, Mise en Scene, who were absolutely fantastic. I was kicking myself for not getting there sooner.
The Park Theatre has recently gone through some major renovations and we were immediately impressed with how everything looked inside the venue. It used to be an old movie theatre and had the seats still in the venue, but they have removed them and also added some walls to the stage area to make it looked more enclosed. Overall, the place looks amazing, and Mr. A and I were really impressed with the renovations; we can’t wait to check it out again!
The second opening band was all the way from Toronto – The Darcys. They had a really interesting sound that I was into. Also, a stage full of cute boys (ok, men – they had beards) probably made it 500x more enjoyable to watch. I had heard of this band before, but never checked out any of their music – I will be adding their albums to my Google Play.
Finally! Rah Rah came on and they were bloody fantastic. This was the first stop on their tour and they played an awesome mix of really old stuff (1st and 2nd of three albums), the stuff I’m most familiar with (2nd album, from 2012), and BRAND NEW stuff that will be coming out on their new album in the spring. It was a world premier and I was digging it.
All and all it was an amazing show complete with witty stage banter, dancing, and tossing around inflatable letters that spell RAH!
What’s your favourite artist to see in concert? Have you heard of Rah Rah before?