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Singing on the Montreal Metro

June 12, 2011
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Last night I could not find a place to play in Montreal, since Saturday night no bars really need open mics. But in any case, I had an invitation to join a Canadian F1 fan I met at the Turkish Grand Prix two years ago. He is from Quebec, in fact, and I had met him in Istanbul on the shuttle bus between the circuit and the city.

I did not know at the time he was in the Canadian military and on a mission in Afghanistan. So last night he invited me out with a bunch of his buddies and fellow soldiers who did time in Afghanistan with him. We ate in a Japanese restaurant slightly outside the center of town on the metro. It was a great meal, and the area, at the Cadillac metro stop, was one where I would never have ended up otherwise.

I took my guitar with me as I always do, just in case. So on the way back into town I pulled it out on the Metro and sang three songs: Crazy Love, What’s Up and Mad World. And all the guys sang along and we received a lot of looks from the fellow Metro passengers.

It was a high moment, and culminated in a visit to a nightclub at the top of one of the tallest buildings in Montreal. Very, very cool! No videos, though.

One Comment

  1. Hi Brad. That was great to see you again and I was pleased that you had dinner with us. We had great a great chat about the wonderful F1 world. My friends, dad and I were quite impressed. Moreover, your show in the metro was quite impressive. I hope you enjoy the race on Sunday. It was my best one ever. Finally, next year it would be great if we could have dinner again during the F1 week-end. Take care and see you next year!

    Alain

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