2017-11-01

Barenaked Ladies rock Liverpool



  • <p>The Barenaked Ladies began their show with a more acoustic sounding set before getting into some of their famous pop rock tunes.</p>
  • <p>The quintessentially Canadian band made the stop during their Canada 1 Five 0 tour.</p>
  • <p>Ed Robertson, founding member of the Barenaked Ladies.</p>
  • <p>The show attracted around 1,700 people.</p>
  • <p>The band leads the crowd in a couple Tragically Hip songs to honour Gordon Downie, who passed away recently.</p>
  • <p>Robertson uses his guitar to punt a stuffed monkey during the band&#8217;s rendition of <em>Million Dollars</em>.</p>
  • <p>A fan got on the stage during <em>Million Dollars</em> and sang and danced along with the band.</p>

Story and photos by BRITTANY WENTZELL

brittany.wentzell@lighthousenow.ca

Modesty fell by the wayside when the Barenaked Ladies took the stage at Queens Place Emera Centre on October 20, prompting some 1,700 people danced to dance and sing along during the Liverpool stop of their Canada 1 Five 0 tour.

The band put on an energetic show, sometimes comically making up songs about supper at Lane's Privateer Inn or about mundane observations of what was happening in the recreation centre.

The group started with a more acoustically styled set and moved into more of a rock feel as the show progressed. The band also led the crowd in what became a sing-along of the Tragically Hip's Ahead By A Century where fans could be heard shouting tributes to the late Gordon Downie.

The concert ended with fan favourites like One Week and Million Dollars, which even included an audience member climbing up onto the stage to dance and belt out the vocals with the band.

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