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27 November 2009 @ 03:54 pm
Great Lake Swimmers live @ King Georg  
Having had the chance to see Great Lake Swimmers play live @ The Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco earlier this year, I considered it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Little did I know at the time that legoline and me would be in for a real folksy treat later this year.

Fast forward to November 26, 2009. Imagine a club the size of an average gas station shop, holding a couple of booths, a big 360° bar and a small car-sized spot in the middle of it all where 5 guys would stand and play their tunes. Fill it with people standing to the sides and sitting cross-legged on the floor listening and you have a pretty good picture of what it looked like yesterday at King Georg.

The whole thing was so surreal as we literally sat like a couple of feet away from the band. I wish that was the standard way to attend a concert as you were basically right in the middle of it all.

Great Lake Swimmers certainly pwned the place for a bit over an hour and played favorites like Changing Colours and Your Rocky Spine and gladly took to a request for Three Days at Sea [I think that's what it was] which wasn't on their set list. Pretty cool, I'd say.

For the extras, Tony Dekker came back out and performed three songs solo. Among them, Merge, A Vessel, A Harbour and There's A Light ♥ Great show!

Have some pictures.

Teasers



  1. Tony Dekker, vocals, acoustic guitar and blues harp


  2. Erik Arnesen on the banjo and electric guitar


  3. Greg Millson on the drums


  4. Almog Ben-David on the mandolin


  5. Bret Higgins on the bass






  6. this one's shot by legoline




  7. And one of the handwritten set lists that legoline nabbed after the show unlike another audience member who stepped in between and on the band's equipment to grab one WHILE TONY WAS STILL OUT PLAYING A FEW SONGS EXTRA. He even stopped the intro of the song he was about to play and had to start over again. People...


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bloemche: Jason&mebloemche on November 27th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
That´s why I love Jason´s gigs so much, they are so small & it´s so awesome to see the musicians so close *sigh*
Glad you had a fab time :)
ヴェレーナ: dean striped wallongiara on November 29th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
Exactly. And the small venues also have this amazing advantage that there's no need for numerous boosters. Makes the music sound so much better, too.

We sure had a great time, thanks. ♥
Jenniferdaydreamer1984 on November 27th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Im so glad you had a wonderful time!
ヴェレーナ: Psych [halo]ongiara on November 29th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
Sure did, thank you :D
Becky: ncis la windowellethdartagnan on November 27th, 2009 04:48 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a real good time! ;-)
Never heard of them before, but now I might check out their website!
ヴェレーナ: sam LOLongiara on November 29th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
We did. Oh you should totally check them out. If you're into indie, folk and acoustic style music, you'd probably like them
Steffi: Diverses - Alberta Wind Millslegoline on November 27th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Lovely shots! I think that was probably the most special concert I've EVER been to. I enjoyed every second of the atmosphere, it was so unique ♥

*hums The Chorus of the Underground*
ヴェレーナ: Impala cloudsongiara on November 29th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
Same here. Living room atmosphere to its best. Seriously.

*hums along*
Pixpixel_0 on November 28th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Judging by the pictures, you really did have good seats! Glad to hear you guys had a good time! :)

I'm all sorts of curious about them now, so I'll have to swing over to their website and check out their music. Looks interesting! :)
ヴェレーナ: jared duffleongiara on November 29th, 2009 12:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was insane. If I'd had my legs stretched out, I could have played footsie with the guy on the banjo. It was crazy. First time ever at a concert I didn't have to use my camera's zoom at all. And then there's the music itself, of course, which just sounds so much better played in a small venue. No use for big boosters and stuff.

Check them out. One of Canada's best folk bands.
your second-hand smokeatlanticise on November 28th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
...unlike another audience member who stepped in between and on the band's equipment to grab one WHILE TONY WAS STILL OUT PLAYING A FEW SONGS EXTRA. He even stopped the intro of the song he was about to play and had to start over again. People...

I have to say this - demons I get, people are CRAZY. :D
ヴェレーナ: Jared [pointing the finger]ongiara on November 29th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
What you said. That girl was just plain rude.