Friday, July 08, 2011

Canada Day 2011

My apologies for the big gaps in this post. I've edited it fifteen times, and it just won't stop doing this. Damned Blogger.

I'll start my post by showing a FO, I finished up some socks so I'd make the SAM12 KAL (which I've been in from the start and never missed a month! That's been a pair at least a month for going on 6 years!) These are Winterscape Socks knit with Yarn Pirate in the storm colorway. I won this years ago from The YoYo's blog. Ravelry details here.

We spent Canada Day in the city. There was a big free concert at Alderney Landing in Darmouth. We took the ferry from Halifax across the harbour (which just so happens to land right at Alderney Landing!) We passed this place along the Halifax Waterfront on the way, but we didn't stop in. I just had to take a picture, lol.

Theodore was coming in to dock when we got there. (Theodore - he's a tugboat and a friendly tugboat, too - a friendly tugboat, too -- Oh, Theodore, and Emily... Foduck, Hank, and George, and the Harbour Master, too...)

This band was playing when we arrived at suppertime. They were Andrew Hunter and the Gatherers. They just happened to be driving to town after this to perform on the Mainstage at Privateer Days from 12:30am-2am. They were pretty good.

Our main reason for going to this concert was cuz the headliners were The Trews, who we absolutely love. We've seen them twice before this in concert, they're excellent, and we wanted to take the boys. At one point I recognized this Ramones shirt in front of me cuz I saw him wear it before -- this is the drummer from The Trews, Sean Dalton, standing directly in front of me! I could've grabbed me some Trews butt, but I didn't want security to lug me off and miss their show, lol.

The band before The Trews was pretty good, too. They were called Hey Ocean! and hailed from Vancouver.

People starting flowing in big time before The Trews took the stage. Once they came on stage it was crowded. I think they figured there were over 10,000 people there.

The hostess of the show was Candy Palmater from The Candy Show on APTN.

And then it was who we were waiting for -- The Trews! They are from Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

The drummer changed his shirt, lol.

At some point we must have been on CTV, he was only 20-25' away from us and pointed right at us at one point.

Then right after The Trews finished up it was fireworks time. There was another band playing after the fireworks, but we left cuz we had to take the ferry back across the harbour and get to the car, then to the motel. There was a HUGE lineup for the ferry, and it was hotter than old hell in there.
So it was a long day, but it was fun. We headed home the next day and did some Privateer Days stuff, more about that in the next post.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Marti said...

I too love The Trews. I've seen them a couple of times when they played with another of my faves, Big Sugar. I've got a signed CD. They're cool guys too.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Donna M said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful Canada DAy!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great socks - love the tug boat!
The Trews are great - I haven't seen them live, but I love their music.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Sounds like a great way to spend Canada day !

Love the socks , beautiful subtle colours , super nice !

11:37 PM  

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