- TOPW: York Mills, Yonge & Finch
- TOPW: Kensington Schmatta District
- Marillion Weekend, Montreal 2015 [blog post]
Kerri and I took Via1 to Montreal on Thursday. Uneventful ride, which is always a good thing. Dinner at Maharaja Buffet and then on to the fan meet-up at Brutopia – it was packed, as usual. Saw h, Pete and Lucy, and Kerri met other fans (but didn’t take any photos).
Friday: Brunch at Cora’s with Phil Simon, then off to Brutopia again for Kings and Scripted – both were great. I was surprised how many people sang along with the Fish-era tracks… and that I remembered so many lyrics given how long ago that was!
Beer and a burger at St Andre bar, then off to L’Olympia for the first night: Casey McPherson then Marillion performing Anoraknophobia. Wait! Pete tweeted that Casey is stuck at the border, so Eric Blackwood (of Edison’s Children) is stepping in! Eric even played three new tracks which will be on the next album.
Marillion opened with Montreal, of course … except that didn’t go to plan – the monitor desk just blew up! So much for their plan to open with an encore, i.e. play Montreal, go off stage, then play the whole of Anoraknophobia
Anyway, the technical problem is resolved and they come back on. After Anoraknophobia, it’s This Strange Engine (one of my favs) and Gaza.
While we were deciding whether to hang around to say hi to the band or have an early (midnight-ish) night, Pete came out so we had a quick chat and I snapped a photo of him and Kerri.
It’s two years since the last Marillion Weekend in Montreal, and it’s almost time for another one! Here are some of my favourite photos from past Marillion concerts; click on an image to enlarge it, or the links below for all the photos from that particular event.
2012 North American tour (It was a crazy hot night at the Opera House!)
|Friday||Scripted and Kings @ Brutopia|| Casey McPherson
Marillion – Anoraknophobia
|Saturday||Elephants of Scotland @ Brutopia|| Lo-Fi Resistance
Marillion – Marbles
|Sunday||Swap The Band|| David Barrett Trio
Marillion – “surprise”