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Iggy and the Stooges, Toronto, June 2010

July 7, 2010

So, I went to the Iggy and the Stooges show in downtown Toronto a couple weeks or so ago and shot some video. It was very crowded, much more than I expected, for the free show that was part of NXNE. A hot summer night. It was neat seeing Iggy and hearing them rock downtown! I could hear the music blocks away from the stage, as it was reverberating off the buildings, in the concrete canyons. Iggy and the Stooges are living legends. I’m glad I got to experience some of their music first hand. Iggy is an inspiration to be still doing his thing at 63! He doesn’t look it, doesn’t move like his age, or sound like it.

People were wandering all over the place during the show. A girl, maybe early twenties came up to me. She didn’t have any shoes on and her feet were getting dirty. She didn’t seem wasted, but was a bit perturbed. She said she had lost her boyfriend and her shoes, and that she was from out of town. I helped her to try and figure out where she was staying, as she didn’t know which way to go, and gave her directions as best I could. I felt bad for her after she had left on her way, walking bare footed on the city streets, through the massive crowd and thumping music. I wish I had done more for her.

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