By Kyle MacDonald
Great Big Sea returned to the General Motors Centre on November 28th and brought enough energy to get thousands of adoring fans on their feet.
Embarking on their 20th anniversary tour, the band played two sets of high-energy, East Coast inspired rock. You could not deny their passionate, presence and their humour. Jokes were thrown around, the band poked fun at each other, and speaking to the crowd, they thanked the fans for supporting them over the years. The band has a long history of hits and listening to the band perform, you could tell they have years of experience under their belts.
Some highlights included the band’s ability to transition from slow songs with acoustics and then jump back into swinging rock songs. Not many bands can pull this off as well as Great Big Sea. The crowd was dancing, screaming, chanting and loving every minute. The energy in the GM Centre made you feel good. It was contagious.
If you ever have a chance to see the band, I highly suggest it. Fun rock music with a twist, that’s the best way to describe the show. Plus, they were really fun to photograph!