Zero excitement in Toronto

It’s been ages since we’ve been writing anything here.

Things move a pace at the #paint and #mittenz camp. But we really really miss seeing established bands doing their thing – big lights big sound big crowds – of course with the crux of be careful of what you wish for.

Smashing Pumpkins were everything we had ever wanted at the time when CFNY was more than just The Edge, it was the bloody bleeding leading edge, and the excitement of a sold-out Diamond or was it the Phoenix by then of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, plus being part of the official photo pit waiting for Billy and of course d’arch and James and Jimmy. A sweaty time and a sweaty crowd and the rep looked worried as we began to hit the nervous button.

Then the stage lights and the blare of the orchestral Tonight, Tonight and the show was on. The vampires in the crowd were lapping it all up and the zero generation had their star a-shining.

It was like lightning, exciting, guitars and lights a-blazing, adore fans a-gazing. Loud, pompous, Smashing Pumpkins loomed overhead, all striking in black, and all so close you could almost touch their shoes.

/… more to come

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