Barrie Speedway

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Barrie Speedway, a set on Flickr.

Last summer, I was lucky enough to be invited along for an expensive day playing with big boy toys – Nascar race cars.
It was Dan’s birthday and what better way to celebrate getting old than driving really fast cars very fast at very hard walls and turns.
It was an amazing (and loud) experience.

Click the photos to see the images or enjoy a video at YouTube

Valentine’s Day with The Tragically Hip

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20130214-TragicallyHip, a set on Flickr.

I’ve been a fan of The Tragically Hip since I was a teenager. In highschool in the early 90s, I went to concerts, small venues, outdoor football stadiums, Fort Henry, etc. Being from Kingston, it wasn’t hard to see the Hip in concert, or see them around town. Once I started at Queen’s University, Bobby Baker even lived down the street from me and it wasn’t a rare thing to see him out in the neighbourhood.
Over 20 years later, there’s still the same magic about hearing those songs. I missed a couple concerts in recent years and I swore I wasn’t going to miss another one. When I found out they were touring again for their new album, I ended up getting some amazing tickets and it was worth every penny.
If you’re a Hip fan, enjoy the photos.