Tenacious D at the ‘Kool Haus’, in Toronto. The opening band was ‘The Sound of Urchin’. I heard about this band in the #Ween forums. Typically, if you liked Ween, you liked The Sound of Urchin. I looked them up on the Internet and watched their live sets (videos) before the concert to check out if they were any good; they were awesome.
Finally the day of the concert came. Tenacious D was hilarious, imagine that. The Sound of Urchin took centre stage and played their energetic set with all their heart and soul; it was fan-flippping-tastic!
After the show, my friend Ashley and I headed out the side entrance. We bumped into the singer/drummer of the Sound of Urchin. ‘Awesome Kiss T-shirt!’ he commented to Ashley. Immediately, he pointed to his shirt; he was wearing a Kiss T-shirt too. We shared a laugh and then he asked us if we wanted to join their band’s mailing list. We said “Sure!” he handed us a pen and paper and we wrote our names and email addresses down on this piece of paper.
Soon, I was receiving e-mails from the band with their updates, photos, videos and contests. I entered one of their e-mail contests and lost. BUT, they e-mailed me back and asked for my mailing address. I gave them my dorm address, thinking... meh; it’s just my dorm address and forgot about it. A few weeks later a package arrived for me at the front desk of my dorm. I LOVE packages! Quickly, I opened it like it was a million dollar cheque. Inside the package were two CDs. One CD was all ghetto in a plain paper sleeve with ‘Toronto Concert’ written on it in black permanent marker. The other CD was a sampler with one song by The Sound of Urchin.
I couldn’t believe it! The band mailed me a copy of the concert I saw them at earlier in the year. The Sound of Urchin boys took the time to burn and mail me a copy of the concert at their own expense. What a great Rock’n Roll memory!
By: Michelle Françoise