So I saw a tonne of shows this year, and I was beyond happy with what I saw. I definitely witnessed some of the best shows I've ever seen. Here's a quick rundown of some (but not all) of my Sled Island experience for 2009.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Final Fantasy - This was a pretty early show so I unfortunately missed Fond of Tigers, but made it in time to catch Slim Twig. It was kind of a boring performance, but the venue definitely made it worse for me. Only sitting on a wooden church pew can make good music intolerable, and apparently god hasn't heard of air conditioning, or fans. It was hot as fuck in there. Final Fantasy put on an amazing show though. I have rarely seen a on-man-show this captivating. Owen Pallett is a master. Brilliant show.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I was torn between two shows on this evening. Choice A: go to the Distillery and see The Coathangers, These Arms Are Snakes, and Monotonix…