The Killers - Live in concert
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January 23rd, 2009 – by: AndyBrook
Last night was entirely random and brilliant. My friend K rang up to see if I was up to anything, I replied no, and she said to get my butt down to Union (the central station in Toronto) as she had a spare ticket to the Killers, live in concert at the Air Canada Centre. I had a rushed shower, enveloped myself with Eau de frisky bloke, had a quick dinner (left overs of Delia Smith’s Normandy Pork and apple I highly recommend) and headed off for the station. Unfortunately I had forgotten that I had made plans to chat with my good friend R back in England that night. Sorry R, I’m a forgetful old fool.
The Air Canada centre is huge and shiny modern, it’s the home of local NHL (that’s spells hockey in Canada) legends the Maple Leafs.
The Killers came on stage amidst a flurry of lights, sheepish looking stage-prop palm trees and huge reaction from the crowd. Every body stood up and they belted out superb tracks from their new album (kicked off with Spaceman) and some older stuff too. Everybody danced, I even attempted too but it was tricky as the seats are so close together, I must have looked like a robot trapped in a box. The girls I was with (friends of friends) K and K (confusingly) bopped along superbly in their matching pink I heart Killers T-Shirts, screaming along with the crowd at every opportunity.
Next to me were too Chinese girls obsessively filming each song on their digital cameras. Looking around, they weren’t the only ones. Picked out like stars among the audience were the unmistakable glow of mini LCD screens, repeating the view in miniature.
The Killers concluded with ‘when you were young’ and streams of bright white sparks erupted from the lighting rig above the stage. The crowd continued to cheer as the lights went up and we followed them out en mass to get the train home.
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