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North by North East – Billy Talent (NXNE 2013)

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North by North East – Billy Talent (NXNE 2013)

North by North East - Billy Talent

North by North East – Billy Talent

Who: Billy Talent
From:  Mississauga, ON
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, ON
When: June 15, 2013 – 9pm

 

TOTAL SCORE: 8.4/10

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Crowd: Compared to some of the places I know in Montreal, especially outdoor venues, Yonge-Dundas Square isn’t really huge. With that said, when this place is crowded, man is it ever full! The energy was palpable in the square as the crowd stood in anticipation of the band starting their set. When they got on, the crowd roared. The performance was comparable in energy to a tsunami that flowed over the crowd non stop.

Style: Hard rock/Punk

Technicalities:  They sounded excellent. Well-seasoned musicians, these guys brought their musical best. Ben Kowalewicz’s high-pitched voice was pitch-perfect. Ian D’Sa’s guitar playing and yelling were both phenomenal.

Memorable Song/Moment: The crowd burst into cheers when the #crankit clock hit 11 (meaning that they reached their goal of tweets). Fun concept and kind of cool. Another memorable moment was when Ben started talking about Toronto’s loss at game 7, versus Boston, and the crowded started booing. A final memorable moment was when Ben gave a massive shout-out to how amazing Toronto is and the fact that they have been together for 20 years. The crowd ate it up!

Sex Appeal/Image: Ian’s hair is definitely sexalicious! The amount of product he must use to get it to stand up is impressive and could probably intoxicate a small town. Totally worth it.

Comments: A great way to start what was to be a long night… if you weren’t there, then where the heck were you!?

Review and Photos: Andrej Ivanov

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THE SCENE

The Scene