Who says OES isn’t an international powerhouse in the world of music? Even though it’s widely acknowledged that we’re the hottest Toronto band, we also want to spread the heat.
So if you were in Chicago on the last Friday in June, you would have had the opportunity to watch us not perform at Millenium Park. It was hot (I mean, literally hot – a beautiful sunny day). I know the entire band was extremely proud – maybe even a little teary-eyed – to represent the great city of Toronto in Illinois. Rock on!
Adoring fans did not turn out in hordes not to watch us play, making us feel right at home! And we all found the windy city (though, if anything, only a light breeze was blowing that day) to be full of upbeat, helpful, hot people. As if we weren’t feeling good enough, after not performing we celebrated by downing a few beers on a nearby outdoor patio (Fish Man was a little overwhelmed, I think, by how well he didn’t perform, and only had one).
Hats off to the kind people of Chicago for providing such a splendid outdoor venue for us not to perform at, and for their great hospitality. I’m not sure what city or country or solar system is next on the OES agenda, but we live to bring peace and hotness to all. If you want us not to perform in your neck of the woods drop us a line, and we’ll see what we can’t do.
Rock on!!! – Serge