Return of The Balconies: Quebecisode

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Montreal!!!

We arrived in Montreal bright and early on Saturday for a radio interview with Natalia from Radio Centre-ville. We killed some time by enjoying some delicious Montreal bagels. Our good friend David joined us on our adventure and took some time out of his busy schedule to do an interview on our behalf (check out earlier posts). Due to extreme exhaustion from our night in Ottawa, we spent the rest of the afternoon sleeping in warm cozy nests at our friend Pia’s house (thanks Pia).

We rolled in to Absythne around 7pm for sound check and we were welcomed with buttery popcorn from the bar! YAY! Later, we sat down for a video interview with Max from Vtele who also filmed a few tunes from our set. People started flooding in while the night was still young, and we had a great time dancing and partying together all night! As a result of our extreme excitement to be back in Montreal, a few glasses were unfortunately broken (Sorry Absythne!!!!). Thanks a million to Jane’s Party for sharing the stage with us and for their awesome set. We are so happy to be on the road with these guys. Check them out! Also, thanks to our family, friends and fans for coming out for the fun!!!!

Salut!!!!!

Montreal to Quebec City

From yesterday

Ottawa’s (almost) outdoor show

Ottawa

We arrived in Ottawa around 3pm on Friday. We were welcomed with -30 degree weather – one aspect of Ottawa we don’t really miss. However, the University of Ottawa’s crew encouraged us to sound check outdoors as planned. We mentally and physically prepared ourselves for the brief sound check. Upon removing our gloves and attempting to play a song, our fingers were instantly frozen and our instruments refused to stay in tune. Unanimously, we admitted defeat and moved the party inside to Cafe Nostalgica: a small cozy haven unaccustomed to loud rock bands. With a roaring furnace and plenty of body heat, we succeeded in instigating a hot and sweaty dance party! Thanks to Cafe Nostalgica, Guillaume, Sara and Emily, and our Ottawa friends for a warm and memorable night!!!

Photos to follow!
-J

Ottawa photos

Montreal, before soundcheck

Some iphone pictures

In Montreal