This year I spent Canada Day at East Lynn Park on Danforth Ave., just west of Woodbine Ave. Boy am I glad that I did. A few hundred people turned out, to what turned out to be gorgeous weather, for the Nation’s B-day.
Stage right there was a fenced off area to partake of the libations, serving only Canadian made beer, cider and wine. Though they did run out of beer before the band went on, the Thornbury cider was available until the end of the evening. A food station/take out tent from the Danforth Dragon was serving up delicious Hakka (Chinese food made with Indian spices). An ice cream vender made a good showing due to the many children brought by their parents to see the 30 year old Toronto band the Spoons.
The Spoons did not disappoint. They started the set with ‘Old Emotions’, while the sound guys tweeked the levels of the guitar and keyboards. From then on it was smooth sailing. The crowd started dancing in front of the stage, some with children at first, then more eighties era adults. With a few catchy new songs in the mix, The Spoons played some of their greats such as ‘Old Emotions’, ‘Arias and Symphonies’, Romantic Traffic, ‘Nova Heart’, and ‘Tell no Lies’. It was good to see and hear the gorgeous Sandy Horne and her lovely funky bass tones and melodic voice. Sandy and Gordon have such well matched voices.
If you haven’t seen them in a while, The Spoons still have it.