; Fun! Fun! Vancouver!: Roxette and Glass Tiger

Thursday 13 September 2012

Roxette and Glass Tiger

Last night the Eighties stormed into town in the form of Swedish duo Roxette and Canadian band Glass Tiger.

We stumbled in late at 7:45 (the tickets said 7:30) and Glass Tiger were already up on stage singing their hit Someday! What?! Concerts never start on time in Vancouver, so we were shocked and saddened that we had missed some of their performance. They followed up with Animal Heart, Healing Hands, and ended with Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone, which had the entire arena singing along.

I had seen Glass Tiger before at the Commodore alongside Honeymoon Suite, and that was such an epic show. I hope those two bands come back together again and do another set in a more intimate venue like the Commodore.

After intermission, Roxette took the stage and they concentrated on singing all of their hits as well. I thought for sure they would bust out some new tunes because their latest CD, Charm School, was being sold at the merchandise table.

But the audience was in for a treat because they basically played all of their greatest hits, beginning with Dressed for Success, Spending My Time, How Do You Do, Fading Like a Flower, and Dangerous. I think a lot of people were wondering why the lead singer of Roxette wasn't as energetic as her counterpart and couldn't really hit all the high notes. A quick search on Wikipedia reveals that she had a brain tumour years ago, so that might account for her modifications in terms of song arrangement. And yes, she flubbed up the second verse of It Must've Been Love, but all is forgiven, yes?

The night was completed with The Look, Listen to Your Heart, and Joyride. The crowd was on their feet for a lot of the show, so good on you Vancouver for having a great time! It was a fun blast from the past and it definitely brought me back to a time when things were a lot different than they are today. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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