Last Week.........

............will go down as one of the most memorable weeks in the history of Core 304. Not only did we manage to get onto the big bird to Toronto, which took off two hours late, for no apparent reason other than ATC telling the Captain to stay put (rumor on board has it that we lost our take off slot due to off loading some late comers, and then our landing slot due to the delay, so it was cheaper to stay idle on the ground, than to circle over YYZ waiting for a gate - we love conspiracy theories.........it sure helped kill some time waiting to get air borne.........true or not) - dominoing into an almost on time start to our first gig - taking away the precious set up and line check time - not for the first time though, we have been down this road before, and thankully, the experience of quick set ups, almost no sound or line checks, held us in good stead.........we were from Plane to Stage in no time and rocked our first gig!! So much so, that the hosts hired us for a second night............which was awesome.........things came in place, almost as planned - although none of this was planned - not the two hour filght delay, not the 'car not being available at the airport' and managing to fit into a mini van as an alternate, which happened to be there coz someone else cancelled............and getting to the venue, to find it packed with invites and dignitaries, waiting for us to kick off the celebrations, and rock we did. With a bit of Arabic, a bit of Bolly and a whole lotta Rock and Roll..........the Core Train Rolled down the track for a brilliant East meets West Journey...... 

The first night was super exciting, the whole band was buzzing, not withstanding the long haul flight, the adrenalin of a good show (eventually) kept us up late into the night. Knowing that the next day was our big festival gig, sound check at 10am, by the time the last winks came, checking into the hotel and all the formalities, it was already 3am............that was just 7 hours from Sound Check, including sleep, change, shower, breakfast, drive to venue and set up.............we knew we had to muster up everything we had, with some of us having nightmares of missing the alarm ............ and like they say, you attract what you fear the most............

More on that in our next blog post............until then ............. hang loose, stay cool & rock and roll.................

2 comments

  • Anoja

    Anoja Dubai

    It was great being at Core 304's live show in Toronto 👍🏼

    It was great being at Core 304's live show in Toronto 👍🏼

  • Core 304

    Core 304

    It was awesome seeing you folks from home, down in the country side......qudos for coming along and supporting your home town band in a foreign land...much appreciate it folks.......keep on rockin the free world and the fires burning coz it's rock and roll and we laieke iiit, oh yeah now!!!

    It was awesome seeing you folks from home, down in the country side......qudos for coming along and supporting your home town band in a foreign land...much appreciate it folks.......keep on rockin the free world and the fires burning coz it's rock and roll and we laieke iiit, oh yeah now!!!

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