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Free Metric Concert in Union Station, Toronto
August 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm 0
Metric That's right. What's better than free stuff in the city in the summer? According to the Toronto Star Metric is putting on a free show this Wednesday, August 3rd at 7pm at Union Station. Here's the full story directly from the Toronto Star Entertainment Reporters Ben Rayner and Bruce DeMara: Hot Canadian rock band Metric will play a free concert outside Union Station on Wednesday night. Samsung Mobile announced the show on Tuesday without naming the band. But a source within the band’s camp confirmed Metric was it. “It’s true. It’s all happening. It’s not really a big secret or anything.” And details of the event — going down at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Union Square Plaza — were leaked via Twitter and readily available online mere hours after Samsung started dropping hints on its own Twitter feed. One clue read: “I wonder who this band is going to be? Is it The Beatles or could it be the Rolling Stones?” That brings to mind Metric’s hit song “Gimme Sympathy,” which includes the lyrics, “After all of this is gone / Who’d you rather be? / The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?” Apparently, the only reason Metric’s identity was kept secret was to appease city officials worried that a giant crush of people would wind up on Front St. That will almost certainly be the case now that the cat’s out of the bag. Drivers, you’ve been warned.
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AMAZING! Cirque du Soleil: Ovo
September 6, 2009 at 4:06 pm 1

Last night my boyfriend and I went to see Ovo, the lastest Cirque du Soleil masterpiece. It was OUTSTANDING! The music was great, the costumes were beautiful (and very creative), the tricks were excellent, and the sets were stunning. I was very impressed with the wonderful mix of gymnasts, trapeze artists, dancers, and jugglers, which thanks to the choreography, all complimented each other extremely well on the stage together. The last time Cirque du Soleil was in town was for Kooza, but this was ten times better. I don't want to spoil it for you, so I'm not going to tell you what happens. But, I will tell you, when I left I felt like I'd been to the best party of my whole life.
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