Yes, I like Bryan Adams. I don’t care how corny some of his songs can be, he is classic.
When I was in China in 2000, I picked up the 98 album “On a Day Like Today” and my friends and I loved it—probably because the lyrics were so easy to understand for us, non-English speakers. Plus, we were in a “Bridget Jones” phase where all the guys were asshole anyway, so most of the songs on the album confirmed what we highly suspected about the opposite sex.
I saw him play in Nantes once—must have been in 1998 or 1999—and I had good memories of the concert. He is one of these artists worth seeing live, I think.
That said, the decision to make the trip to the concert in Toronto was a last minute one. We both weren’t too busy at work, and the weather was suddenly warmer. Plus, we wanted to check out the Air Canada Centre.
The drive was quicker than expected (less traffic in the middle of the week I guess) and we made it downtown Toronto just in time to grab dinner before the show.
Security at the Air Canada Centre was a bit more lax than at Scotiabank Place, and I was able to take my DSLR with me (or at least, no one stopped me). We had good seats too, on the floor, so I’m glad I took the chance.
The show was awesome. There was no opening band but Bryan Adams sang non-stop from 8 p.m. to close to 11 p.m., and he played all his classics, plus many other good tunes. I wasn’t disappointed—he is a great live musician.
The crowd was great too. Lots of women, and some were really young—I wonder how they discovered Bryan Adams, who is an artist from 1990s!
You can see the complete set of pictures taken during the concert here, on Flickr.