Loud Music and Dark Alleyways


We share our love for live music with our friend Meghan, and the three of us headed out on Saturday night to a place where we knew we could get our fix, The Horseshoe Tavern. It’s one of Toronto’s older venue, where live music has been performed for the last 68 years.


We saw and heard three bands : A Primitive Evolution, from Toronto, went on first, followed by Secret Broadcast, from Calgary. The headliners were Die Mannequin, also from Toronto. The music was loud, high-energy rock and the place was hopping. The bands were all good, with all of us agreeing that the middle band, Secret Broadcast, was our favourite. They had a very danceable beat.

We decided to watch the show from the back of the club, in order to avoid the crowd and so we could talk a bit. I did venture up closer to get some pictures, but even so, it was so dark in there and my shots didn’t turn out very nicely, so I won’t post many. But if you’d like to see some great ones of the show, check out this review. The woman taking the pictures was at the very front, right next to the stage.

Here are some of Die Mannequin …





It was a beautiful night out, sandwiched between some epic bad weather days. It’s so cold here that we’re still wearing winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves, but that night was so warm that we barely needed a jacket. We took advantage of that and walked home, slowly, taking the scenic route through some back alleys. Nick and I used to live near The Horseshoe so we know the alleyways in the area well and feel safe in them. However, I’d never take the alley late at night, like this, if I were alone. I don’t want to give the impression that I’m encouraging unsafe behaviour here, because walking in dark alleys in any big city could be considered risky business.







All in all, it was a fun time. And this leads us to another weekend. We don’t have anything planned, so we’ll just see where it takes us. I hope you have a great weekend, whatever you get up to.

Thanks for dropping by,
xo loulou