Lobster Rockstar

As far as I know the entire country is celebrating a fake holiday right now.  In Halifax they call it Natal Day which is apparently the birthday of Halifax and Dartmouth.  I’m sure it’s not actually either cities birthday but I’ll take the day of work regardless.  The neighbouring cities threw a reasonable party complete with beer tents and free concerts.  The one concert featured Matt Mays so I decided to take it in.  They played a pretty good show (although the sound system was junk for an outdoor concert) and included “Cocaine Cowgirl” in the set list, which is my favourite tune of theirs by far.

As the Matt Mays set concluded and the sky filled with darkness I was reminded of the Pearl Jam video  “Even Flow”.  During the solo of that video Eddie Vedder scales a wall, climbs on some pipes and then vaults himself into the crowd from a private box.  It’s pretty epic and still makes me wish I were a rock star today.  That said, bands on the East Coast do things similar to the Pearl Jam video but incorporate a nautical theme.  For example, half way through the last Matt Mays song, Matt Mays disappeared from the stage momentarily only to be seen moments later scaling a buoy on the shore of the harbor.  That would have been pretty cool on its own but Matt Mays proceeded to set a lobster trap, toss it in the harbor, and fish for mackerel while the trap soaked.  All the while, fireworks were raining down on the hated Mays.  By the time the fireworks were over, Matt Mays was serving freshly boiled lobster and smoked mackerel to the front three rows.  Epic!

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One Response to “Lobster Rockstar”

  1. And I only hung out at the 79th Beirnes reunion– in Atwood!!

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