July 17, 2011

Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 2011: The Tea Party

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When people say "tea party" I usually associate it with ridiculous hats and strawberries. But the Canadian band "The Tea Party" is the exact opposite.

Watching The Tea Party perform at Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest brought me back to my university days of ending up in a trashy strip joint watching Pamela Anderson look alikes on a pub crawl. At Bluesfest, the crowd for The Tea Party was older compared to the Billy Talent stage next door. But the enthusiasm was a continuous high throughout the show.

The band opened with "Writing On The Wall" which had everyone pumped. The highlight of the night was when they performed "Heaven Coming Down" where the crowd echoed the lyrics. The guys might have been brokem up for a few years but their performance successfully brought the 90's "Big Shiny Tunes" era back.

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Meanwhile, Billy Talent was rocking one of the other stages. It sounded more like Kermit the Frog or Christian Bale throwing a tantrum. But hey, different strokes for different folks- and he did have the crowd going wild and that is the important thing.

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  1. Looks like a rocking show!! I'll have to check some of their songs out. Love all the photos!

  2. Seems like this show is great!

  3. I remember that tea party--you looked awesome in the purple dress. Thanks for the reminder about the different strokes, I've had a tantrum or two on the Metro when people want to share their horrorible, horrorible (did I mention it was horrorible?) music. I'm not the music police. And even though it is actually illegal to share your music on the train, I'm not that kind of police either. Wow, I can't wait for the Monday morning commute! =)

  4. oh this makes me so happy i've just booked some concert tickets :p and wow i didn't expect a rock band to be called the tea party, but i still love it :p

  5. Haha Kermit the Frog xD....It looks like a cool concert..ahh I love concerts..and I bet you had a great time!

    The Black Label

  6. looks like you had a great time there!

  7. Concerts are fun. Yep, the two types of tea parties are def. different! LOL

  8. Always an awesome moment when the crowd knows every word of a song and sings it!

  9. Great photographs! Looks like a fun time

  10. i love the pictures...makes me want to jam up:)

    great post love<3

  11. Amazing pictures, looks like so much fun...


  12. Gah, I love concerts! They are always so fun and wild! <3

    xoxo, Bree


  13. Look so fun! The pics are really good! they make you feel as if u are there!

  14. lol yes when i think of a tea party, i think of strawberries, fluffy dressies and ridiculous hats. lol@ billy talent sounding like kermit the frog!!! i don't even know what to make of that, but glad the crowd liked it.

  15. Looks like I lot of fun. I love this type of concert.


  16. never heard of band tea party. i get images of wonderland or boston tea party, or recent political organization.. is billy talent a punk band? i know i've made jokes about a guy named billy & whether he has talent. i do adore concerts. you have great photos!

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