Mother Mother: Great Great or Awesome Awesome?

10 Apr

If there is one sentence that would sum up my entire yesterday it is this one: My dogs were barking.

Yesterday was filled with more walking than I, as a lady of leisure (laziness) am used to.

He and I headed out for a massive walk along St. Clair West and then through the Junction down at Dundas West. It was awesome – we saw some hilarious sites, like Gooch Street, and the “Rue Morgue House of Horrors.” What the dude is that place anyway?

We continued our walk and ended up trekking through Etienne Brule Park (I know it has French accents in the title and stuff, but I have a Mac and don’t know how to make those). While it was a beautiful park, the best part was that we totally saw two snakes doing it! Awesome.

We went to look at open houses with His dad in Bloor West. Most realtors thought we were looking for us, but it’s really for His parents. The joke’s on them!

Then it was off to Peterborough to check out Mother Mother with my Coworker. We arrived in Peterborough a bit early and had time to kill so we headed to Spanky’s to grab a pint and some deep-fried whatever for dinner. One catch – Spanky’s didn’t have any of that grub. It was only like, platters of cheese and olives and fruit and stuff. Which isn’t necessarily bad, only when you’re pumped for a concert, you’d totally rather have onion rings.

So onion rings we had! After our beers we detoured over to The Whistle Stop for some of the best onion rings I’ve ever had. They also have about a billion kinds of poutine, but none of us liked poutine anyway.

Then – it was on to the Red Dog for some tasty Mother Mother tunes!

The opener was Whale Tooth, who were actually really good. They had a fun sound and got the crowd riled up for Mother Mother. Also, they didn’t play too long, which I think is a good quality in an opener when people are there to see the headliners. Just long enough to make you like them, then on to the main attraction.

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Mother Mother put on a great show. He and I had seen then previously when they played the Virgin Mobile Live show in October or November at Lee’s Palace and they were great. The Red Dog was a much smaller venue but this meant we got to get much closer to the band. The lead singer Ryan’s facial expressions are always priceless too – he’s totally in the zone and having a lot of fun with it.

One thing that was less than kosher was the crowd. Now, I totally get that at concerts, there’s a lot of pushing and shoving and general rudeness. But this show was crazy… the guy next to me was a total Emo Muppet Bobblehead and literally banging his head and emo hair around all night. I don’t know who he was trying to impress, but it wasn’t me, because that plaid shirt was not emo enough to match your haircut bub.

As an example of what not to do at a concert, try this:

Coworker to Drunk Girl: Can you please stop pushing me?
Annoying Guy to Drunk Girl: Push her as hard as you can.

What the dude?!? When did that become okay? Coworker didn’t say it rudely, wasn’t pushing her back, and was totally valid in her comment. Then this donkoid comes out of nowhere and tells the girl to push Coworker strictly because she asked her not to?

People can be idiots.

Point of this post: If Mother Mother is ever in town, go check them out. They’re pretty great.


4 Responses to “Mother Mother: Great Great or Awesome Awesome?”

  1. Lisa April 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    OMG I know what you mean about concert ettiquite. It truly is my biggest pet peeve and something I feel like needs to be written about more frequently.

    As a short girl I always get screwed over at shows unless I’m the first one there. One time at a Belle and Sebastian/New Pornographers show at the evil Sound Academy (then known as The Docks) these two tall douchebags stood right in front of my friend and I, and the more we made it obvious we couldn’t see the more they laughed and tried to block our view more. It’s always shocking to me how good (non metal crazy bands) have such horrid fans.

    As Sloan says ‘It’s not the band I hate, it’s the fans’.

    • Him & Her April 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

      I KNOW! I’m also really short (5 feet) and this is such a piss-off… I always wished that there would be rules at concerts and other large events that followed the standard “short people in the front, tall people in the back.” People don’t seem to get that I literally can’t see anything if you stand in front of me. Also, your elbows are directly in front of my face.

      That sounds awful though – it’s always worse when you say something and people seem to find it amusing that you’re annoyed… And that’s why you pour your ice-cold drink down the back of their pants, and blend into the crowd…


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