Econoline Crush has been teasing new projects for years now. Yeah yeah, covid blahblahblah. They played Burlington in the summer, and for whatever reason, probably lazy, I didn’t go. They announced a show in Toronto with Finger Eleven, and I jumped on it. I was supposed to go with Mary, but complications arose and I was going to end up having to go alone. I almost didn’t go. I didn’t want to drive up there, since I had to drive home for the Bowie tribute the next day in Buffalo, and then back to Toronto Sunday for Bono. But all year I’ve been passing up on things I wanted to do because I didn’t feel like going, or didn’t feel like spending the money, and I decided screw it, go. Cuz if I didn’t go, the next day I would wish I had.
So I took the TOO LONG almost 3 hour, 90 mile drive to Toronto. Ended up running into Joe who was a few behind me in line. Haven’t talked to him in years, ended up hanging by him during the show, so it didn’t feel so weird to be there alone (not that I mind).
As soon as Trevor got onstage, instant smiling. It was so great to see him perform again, and after all these years he’s still got the energy and enthusiasm he’s always had. It was a fairly quick set, 45 min ish. It’s an entire new band, as Ziggy died earlier this year, and it’s been so long since they were really active. Trevor sounded great – the typical stress of age on the vocals was apparent with high notes, but no big deal. The band… I dunno. Something sounded weird – almost too slow? It was so very loud, I’m not sure if it was the acoustics of the venue, or the loudness but some songs I barely recognized until the chorus came in. Like, I knew the words but not the music. But overall I really enjoyed seeing Trevor again, and hearing those songs, and I am glad I sucked it up and went.
- Invincible (this is not right, they did not play this song)
- You Don’t Know What It’s Like
- Going Under
- Razorblades and Bandaids
- All That You Are (X3)
- Sparkle and Shine
setlist from setlist.fm, but it’s not right.