What a fun weekend I had in Toronto!
I went to Hot Beans and ate my face off…
I went to a weird little store in Kensington Market that gave me anxiety because it was so jam packed with stuff.
No seriously. It was SO jam packed you could barley walk around in there.
Maury found a bass/guitar. A bassitar? A guitass?
Whatever you call it … it was HUGE and hilarious and sounded horrible.
Most of my time I spent hanging out with my best-buddy Henry. We spent a lot of time hanging out at the dining room table eating food and talking about life…
We played music together …
There was a Jenga party …
There was A LOT of Lego to be made …
It’s so fun being an Auntie. I love watching my friends kids grow and evolve … and I LOVE to spoil them!!
I also bumped into some awesome people while I was wandering the streets. This guy wanted all my food…
Met this lovely lady at Fresh Restaurant.
Met this lovely lady at Sadie’s Diner…
And then went back AGAIN to Hot Beans. Hung out with this guy and ate my face off. God that place is good.
We ate so much when I was there. A nice little dinner party with my dear-lovely friend Jen and her kids. Brunch with Shoshana’s Dad. A nice bigger dinner party with Kathleen, Jess, Mark, Graham, Alexa … plus I had a snack and a visit with Teresa. Wow. So many visits.
Plus Shoshana took me to Secrets From My Sister bra store and I got fitted. Guess who is not a B cup but is actually a D cup?? Yeah. Wow. I am much chestier then I thought.
And somehow we also found time to clean out/reorganize Shoshana’s closet (so much fun for me). I also spent time with The Who! Yeah … that’s right THE WHO!!
It was a fantastic show. Our seats were so good that I could see Roger smiling.
They played the entire Quadrophenia from front to back. No talking. Just straight through the album. It’s not an easy album but it was really cool to see it played in its entirety.
Pete wore his readers though most of the show (hee hee) but they sure did ROCK out. I mean they ROCKED OUT!! Pete was still doing windmills. Roger was throwing around the microphone.
After they played Quadrophenia they took a little break and chatted with the audience and then played some of their hits. It was FANTASTIC!
You know how some bands mellow with age? Not The Who. The show rocked hard!! Probably cause Zac Starkey (Ringo’s son) was keeping them on their toes. What a FANTASTIC drummer.
The weirdest part about show was the bass solo by John Entwistle. It was weird because John is dead. ha ha… but there he was on the big screen slappin’ da bass.
The best part of the show for me was seeing how much fun the band was having. Especially Roger and Pete. They were laughing and joking with each other. It was really nice. Roger in particular seemed to be having the best time.
The ACC was packed with a lot of white people. Ha ha. This was not like the Prince concert which was much more… shall I say multi-cultural?
The last few songs were just Pete, Roger and an acoustic guitar and instead of an encore Roger talked to the audience a little about how happy he was to have spent his life singing in The Who and how much he wanted a cup of tea.
Then they launched into the beautiful song Tea & Theater which had me bawling. It was so lovely … and a perfect way to end the night.
I also need to mention that at one point Roger undid his shirt and showcased his amazing torso. At 68 – the dude still has it. The singing chops and the 6 pack.
The best part about seeing The Who was that I got to share the experience with my longtime friends Shoshana, Maury and Graham.
We were obsessed with The Who in high-school and Maury & Graham had a band and they would cover a lot of Who songs … so it was really cool to be standing beside them during the concert.
I’ve known these guys almost my entire life. Shoshana I met in pre-school. I think I was about 3 years old?? I met Graham and Maury when I was 13? 14? It’s a loooong time to friends …. and I cherish them.
It was hard to go home after this trip. Friendships like this are so rare and the older I get the more I realize how precious they are and how fast time moves. On the flight back I started daydreaming about moving to Toronto to be closer to them … but then THIS asshole got on the plane (see photo)
And I spent the entire flight obsessing about how I could wrangle the package out of his animal murdering hands so I could free that poor lobster into the ocean. What is wrong with people? Disgusting.
By the time the plane landed I was ready to get out of the fart-tube and meet Gerry and Fergus so I could tell them all about my adventures.
Thanks for all the fun Toronto. See you soon I hope.