Skydome: the Musical

This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. The June 3rd 1989 gala-opening of Toronto’s Skydome ended up becoming a kind of Canuckistani ‘Cavalcade of Stars’ with a song-and-dance show reminiscent of a poor country trying out for an Olympic opening ceremony.

Maybe it’s because this happened more than twenty years ago, but Jesus H. Vishnu, this is so god-awful I wonder what they did to get all those people in there in the first place?

We Montrealers may have had our fair share of problem with our retractable-roof stadium, but at least we never did anything like this. And, yeah, as you may have guessed, Skydome, or whatever it’s called these days, is typically undersold and the Jays haven’t been doing so well since the double-header in the early 1990s. That’s the problem with TO – the weather’s typically decent year-round and I know that breeds a funny kind of optimism in people. I personally can’t wait for the ‘Skydome Repurposing Gala’ next Fall…

When you’re bored and your back is out of whack…

Emblematic images of the West Island – it was either a Trend Home or Cabaret Bazzaz

So all day yesterday I washome with a busted back. It comes and goes, but it’s a sharp pain right underneath my left shoulder-blade. It makes it very hard to move, as though there was a knife embedded deep in my upper back. I think it may be stress related, but who can say. I figured since I was more or less immobile I’d edit the West Island entry on Wikipedia.

It’s a work in progress, I’m going to fill it up with original photographs, additional links and references and anything else I think might be worthwhile.

Take a look and let me know what’s missing – I’d like for this to be a collaborative effort.

More later; enjoy.