Did anyone check out 3Canal tonight at Harbourfront? It's their first time performing in Toronto, and they put on a fantastic show. I heard a lot of songs I wasn't familiar with. I guess I only know the 3 or 4 "crossover" hits that get airplay on normal soca stations. They are very talented and have great stage presence, I think it was a little too conscious, with a lot of talk of love. I suppose I prefer the slackness that comes with todays soca. But the show was very entertaining. Love their music, style and voices.
We just love that venue, and seeing 3Canal there was wonderful. And you can't beat the view at the side or the back of the stage. So carnival is finally tomorrow! Have an amazing time on the road everyone, and non masqueraders: RESPECT THE MAS!!!
Last night was another fantastic King and Queen show. Carnival Nationz behaved like creatures of Mythical proportions and took every single 1st place prize bestowed by the judges. Anybody say clean sweep? These guys were so dominant, I didn't even hear the normal protests from the stands when the judges make a decision they didn't like. They really take Advantage.
The one exception to their dominance came when Jackie and Clarence Forde took the Ontario Science Centre prize for Innovation with their King "The Storm". This is their inaugural year as bandleaders and they looking like another band that could jump to class A on their first try.
It really was a great night and for all those who left early to avoid the traffic, you missed a taste from a little known artist called MACHEL MONTANO who sang a couple songs.
But really the star of the night were the many amazing costumes. There are lots of pics here so check them them out and enjoy.
We are getting ready to head down to Harbourfront centre to take in the Free 3Canal show starting at 9pm. If you see us, please hail us out