Friday, 19 June 2009


Toronto's Queen Street West was a hive of activity outside the MuchMusic building all week. Enormous structures being built, complete with lights, huge speakers, miles and miles of cables, and gawking tourists, what's goin' on?

It's the MMVAs, or, to explain further, the annual MuchMusic Video Awards. In other words, a giant street rock'n'roll party will take place here on Queen Street and be televised live on Sunday night.

The Jonas Brothers will be hosting the party ( I can hear the screams already), and appearances by Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Nickelback, Shiloh, Billy Talent, Alexisonfire.... who I am convinced are all household names in your homes, right?
NO? I'm shocked.

It's gonna be a wild time along Queen Street on Sunday!
But I won't be there.


  1. It's probably more interesting to see the setup than the actual show. Especially when you're behind the camera.

    I can remember a time when Billy Talent was a household name in my home since he/they went to the same highschool that my sons attended just a few years later.

  2. Very interesting to see how they rig up the stage.
    The show happens to be unknow here in Norway. But I'm it it will be great.

    Yesterday we had an outdoor concert here in Oslo with over 100.000 spectators. Several artists where playing among A-ha might be "familiar" to you.

    And we are going to a concert this eveing. Five diferent bands plays to the benefit of a yacht club, from the district where and work at school.

  3. wow....trying to make sense out of all the cables, but the only thing that looks familiar are the balloons. well, it'll be a big blowout, that's for sure. you're gonna pass on that, shammy?

  4. Wild times a bit past you now? Me too!

    We've been around your area twice now and regret we never made it into Toronto. At least we know where to find a good guide if we ever get there again.

  5. G'day Shammickite, thanks for the visit, as you may have noticed I seldom use that site anymore my current location is;
    call in anytime you're in the neighborhood.

  6. Awww, you won't be there? Party pooper! LOL! Looks like some celebation!! Yippeeee. Summer's here!

  7. Believe it or not, I know quite a few of those names and have actually seen them singing on TV...!
    Nob are my cup of tea, but then, I'm old! LOL!
    I bet this will be a FANTASTIC "HAPPENING"...!

  8. Wow that looks awesome and some of my fave celebrities are gonnan be there. Now I wish I can be there for that nice event!

  9. I'm with you - I wouldn't be within 10 miles of it if I lived in your town!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting - I've seen you 'around the traps', so it is nice to catch up in person. I'm off to peruse your blog a bit more!

  10. I'm glad you took me there for the set up because otherwise I would have missed this!

  11. Oh! Where will you be, I was hoping to meet you there!

    Sorry, I should know the lady's name from the strawberry fair but she is always there.

    have a great week!

  12. looks like it will be quite an event! or i should say, seeing as it's sunday, must have been quite an event! did you watch it on tv since you were there in person watching the behind the scene events?
    well, i've only heard 4 of the 8 singers/bands you mentioned.
    looking fwd to seeing that quilt you made for isaac, you'll inpire me!

  13. Whoa... what a production!! I love to see what it takes to put something on like this from concept to clean-up. The end result, when done well, seems so spontaneous, doesn't it?


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