Karl's Corner - 09/04/2010
2010/09/04 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Sonic Boom Festival
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Rolling over to the Sonic Boom Fest shortly - lots n lots of bands playing today including Bad Religion, Toyko Police Club, and Rise Against. Should be a good one!
Well, things were looking kinda damp for a while, and the 13,000 strong crowd endured some torrential rain during Bad Religion's set. Then during City And Colour's much more mellow show, the clouds finally parted. By the time Weezer went on, things were positively bright and sunny - at least till the sun went down on the rock.
Today's crowd was wild right out of the gate with heavy crowsurfing going on, 13000 peeps all going nutz in tandem. This was weezers second ever trip to Edmonton, the first being a very breif stop on the 2002 Dusty West Tour. We didnt even have a chance to see the city that time so it felt like the first time we had been here. As we learned today, Edmonton is a nice looking city perched on a dramatic river gorge. And the people were all super nice and friendly, from the hotel staff to the wild fans in the audience today.
Our 2008 tourmates Tokyo Police Club played earlier in the afternoon, and the show was finished up by the heavy punk sounds of Rise Against. Before we knew it we were back at the hotel getting packed up to go to Seattle the next morning. Weez ever onward!
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