Back from Canada and the Apo concert week phase I. I had a really great time the show was awesome and I can’t wait for the next one in D.C. on Sunday. Of course I totally stalked the band both before and after the show. I have this really lovely pre-concert shot of Perttu below and one with me and Eicca afterwards. There was a hardcore group of about ten of us that waited around after the show for autographs and pics. We stayed there till 1:30 waiting for every band member to make it out to the bus. If you guys want to see more pics check out my Flickr page (I’m Larjmarj39) and if you want to see some vid’s check out my YouTube page where I added 3 of them.
I got to London Ontario early probably around 4 PM so I took the opportunity to work on my noro sock while I was waiting for the gig to start. I got one finished and managed to remember how to do the twisted German cast on to start the other. The weather was perfect, the band was awesome, the guys are uber friendly and sweet all in all a really good time.
The only craptastic part was coming back in to Detroit I was stopped on the bridge by an overzealous customs agent who simply couldn’t believe that I traveled two and a half hours one way to see a concert. So she flagged me to have my vehicle searched. I had to go in to the customs office (which reminded me of Reno 911) and re-state everything that I told her to another person who had the same reaction. Since all of my paperwork was in order and there wasn’t any contraband in my car they let me go. I was pretty incensed and the last customs agent bore the brunt of my indignation when he asked me what was in the cooler in the back of my car I told him “air” and when he asked where I was going after leaving there I told him “home”. He then explained to me that he was “just doing his job”. Assholes. So it’s back to work for 2 days and then flying out to D.C. on Saturday.
Everyone have a great week!