My first concert since covid, and it felt good to be back.
Took in the two shows City and Colour played at the Royal on Monday and Tuesday, and he was in top form.
First night was 20 songs, second night was 23 including a great cover of Rain When I Die, by Alice in Chains.
Opener was Marin Patenaude, singer songwriter with a wonderful voice, younger sister to Pharis Romero, multiple Juno winner and half of the J. Romero Banjo Co, in Horsefly, BC. Marin has a real Margo Timmins vibe, a real talented family.
Covid protocols strictly enforced for entry, mask protocol once seated inside, maybe 60/40 on/off. I noticed lots of people wearing them most of the time, and taking it off to cool down. Monday was the second show added, after the Tuesday show sold out immediately. I’d say Monday was 75% full, maybe more, hard to see all the to back of the balcony. Tuesday appeared to be 100% full.