June 13, 2010

Concert: Metric Live x Malkin Bowl x Stanley Park

Metric with Phantogram live in concert at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park on June 12, 2010.

Metric | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

Last night's performance by Metric in the park was a delightful, energetic night. Malkin Bowl is a really great outdoor concert venue with a nice view of the performance stage from anywhere in the closed off area. And the weather was perfect with the heat dying down by the time the show started.

Phantogram | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

I have not been to a concert that started and wrapped up so early in a while. Opening act, New York duo Phantogram, started things off at 7ish with Metric following an hour or so later.

Metric | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

I think the early start time hurt the overall ambiance and atmosphere with it taking a little while for the very diverse, sold out crowd of literally all ages to get into the music.

Metric | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

Metric started off a little more restrained but when they got around to really vibrant hits, from their latest release Fantasies like "Help, I'm Alive", "Gimme Sympathy", and "Stadium Love", everyone really got into it.

Metric | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

Lead singer Emily Haines was engaging and talked up the crowd but I found some of her banter a little awkward and a tad nonsensical.

Metric | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

However, she does have a pair of very lovely, long legs she uses to strut around on stage with her crazy dance moves.

Metric | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

The whole show wrapped up well before 10 o' clock but they put in full set including an acoustic encore with an enjoyable, stripped down rendition of "Combat Baby".

Metric | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

Metric play another sold-out show tonight.

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1 reactions:

Unknown said...

I always think "great legs!" when the topic of Emily Haines comes up. Nice of you to mention it, too.

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