Described as “a Garage Country Rockabilly Surf band from Canada”, The Sadies were playing at The Horseshoe Tavern (at Queen St West and Spadina). This was their 11th New Year’s Eve party/show at this legendary bar, and we were there to enjoy it, along with our friend George and a whole crowd of others! The Horseshoe has been open since 1947 making it one of Toronto’s oldest continuously operating music venue.
We had a great time and while it was packed, we lucked out and got our favourite seats in the place. Whenever we go to the there we like to stand behind the sound booth, because there is usually a bit more room back there, and the sight line to the stage is great. As an added bonus tonight, for the second set we were able to nab the two coveted bar stools that were in this spot too! All in all, an excellent way to ring in the new year. Staying up until 5:30 in the morning meant that the year kicked off to a tired foggy beginning, but it was a ‘feel good’/ happy beginning!
I hope you had a fun New Year’s Eve if you went out, or a relaxing one if you stayed in! Here’s to 2012.