- ......got my bus ticket! I hope they'll play Mothra!!! :)) I'm going early,
I want to shop in Montreal....I can't believe I'm going to see Anvil live!
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Date : 07 novembre, 2002 19:58:13
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Sujet : [Academy of Anvil] got my.......
got my Canadian (Hypnotic) pressings of SGS today
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- Powerpack The Anvil is going STRONG
I entered at The Medley at 9:30, no big crowd and I'm not surprised.
St-Denis Street is a "Jet Set" place, where we can find a lot of "dancing
fools" (Gays too!). The Medley is a BIG bar, two stairs and a lot of place
in front of the stage. The stage got just a right size, and I found its
height just perfect. Looking around in the dark just before Hankers guys
began their gig, who was in the crowd talking to one and another?? .and he
talks!!! LIPS! I couldnt believe my eyes, because in the 80s he used to
stay backstage before a show and he was a kind of shy ..Maybe he was more
nervous at this period. But now, believe me hes relaxed and likes to
evaluate" the crowd. He didnt recognize me, so I had to take his arm and
yelled "Hey Lips, its me Élaine!" Then, we hugged friendly and he started
to talk so fast, that I didnt understand a word he said Writing in English
is a thing but speaking is something else. "We dont stay here, follow me!"
he said! Here we are backstage, AH! Sativa was backstage too... He was happy
and I went to see Rob (no talking but we exchanged some few words LOL). He
has always been like that, Mister Reiner didnt change. Younger, I was
afraid of him because he never talked and looked at me with his sad eyes!
Last night I just realized that he was a drummer, and what a drummer!
Drummers communicates a lot of their thoughts, feelings and emotions to
their drums. They are passionate persons, but keep a lot inside. LIPS was
keeping on talking, it was so funny to hear him after 16 years. Hes got a
lot to say and asked me "Do you remember this " "Do you remember that ".
LIPS got some ways He changed and hes a very happy person now, it shows in
his face! Younger, he kept things inside, and now its the opposite. I had
the honor to meet G5 and Ivan. Ivan was taking a nap (trying to .) cos he
drove many hours. Hes got a "baby face" but on stage, hes the one that
looks "tough" and hes an excellent guitarist. G5 really looks like Genghis
Khan and PLAY BASS (yessss!) Lets see how ANVIL looks like on stage and if
the sound is good after 16 years out of my territory.
Hanker finished a bit late and I am in front of the stage, but far enough to
hear the vocals. I didnt notice how many people in there ..some were going
and others arrived. Rob testes his drums, Lips his guitar He played a part
of "Blackout" to test his guitar. Fans are in front the stage and some
decided to stay on their asses at the bar .100 or 150 or 200 (I really cant
evaluate a crowd). Then here it goes!
They started with "March of the crabs", "Jackhammer" The bar got empty and
everybody were on the floor or in front the stage banging their head or
playing imaginary guitar".. Incredible Lets forget about the Anvil of the
80s !! The band I saw is not the same! Reiner, Lips ..are just magnificent
by their way to play. I couldnt breath, I was like in another space (in my
time machine). Ivan and G5 makes the difference, and I knew it before to see
the show. Loud, precise, synchronism, and SOUND! What a sound, doods!! Lips
is in shape like Ive never seen him before he was 30 years old and wasnt
stepping like that.
I understood last night the importance of a good "chemistry" between the
members of a band. Im sure that LIPS feels better with Ivan beside him,
than Allison. It shows! G5 plays his bass guitar a way very "powerful" and
all that together, it gives the best Anvil show Ive never seen. Young
people that didnt know Anvil, stayed after Robs "White Rhino" and finished
to bang their head! A little wooden stairs was in front of the stage and
LIPS came doing the crazy guy to make some guitar solos. He talks between
the songs and he talks!! He didnt insist about www.anvilmetal.tk to get the
new CD. LIPS: when you talk to French people, dont talk so fast please. WE
DONT UNDERSTAND. Great great great show, it was expensive the hotel, the
bus and all ..but SEE ANVIL ANDLIVE AND DIE (Its an expression, I dont
feel like dying!). I dont have the playlist. I remember the songs but not
in order. Forgive me if I forgot some, I was under a emotive shock. Where
was "Plenty of Power"?? Its has been years since Anvil came in the province
of Québec, and I understood why they played a lot of songs from the first
March of the crabs
Free as the wind
Race against time
Forged in Fire
School love (for the old fans LOL)
Blood on the ice
Metal on Metal
Mothra!!! Yessssss ..indeed! (It was hell on the floor people (Im
included) were getting insane!)
Before the second encore I went near the stage showing my eyes like "Play me
my song!" and they did. Great band! He came on the floor at the end of all
and I had another hug for me, yep! My brother LIPS is a good guy. ANVIL is
a band completely different from the others. And if you know that Anvil
plays in your town, youll have the chance to see THE LAST REAL METAL BAND.
Tange ( in a small town out of the destiny )
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