25 years ago tonight.. Man I feel old.
Posted by: Jodes ()
Date: December 14, 2013 04:01AM

A little precursor.. On Nov 11th, 1988 I opened up the Edmonton Journal before I was about to march in Rememberance Day Ceremonies later on that morning. As I was flipping through the Entertainment section, my jaw dropped and I was blown away.. In front of me was a full page ad for "BOSTON - Christmas In Canada Tour, 1988" and a date for Northlands Coliseum.. With Boulevard (another fav of mine at the time) as opener.

As a sixteen year old kid cutting his teeth on the "hair metal" of the day, I was one of the few that were still into bands like Styx, Boston, Foreigner, Kansas, REO etc.

I begged my dad to let me go, and told him that's what I wanted for my Birthday gift. He said "we'll see, your birthday is coming up".

On Nov 25th, I got two row 4 floor tickets for the show. I was blown away.


December 13th came and it was two hours of pure sonic magic. Brad Delp and the rest of the band sounded amazing. A band I'd never thought I'd see was in front of me. I also caught a Tom Scholz pick and a stick from Doug Huffman that night.

Such memories.

In 2007 the world lost Brad Delp, and for me personally I lost my dad. Although I thanked my dad many times for that show, I guess I can't thank him enough. I miss him terribly.

Fast forward to Dec 13th, 2013.. Trying to listen to "Life, Love & Hope" and well.. I tried, I just can't get through it.


It breaks my heart to see what this band is now.

Styx saved my life, but Boston gave me a connection to my father that I never expected. Man I feel old today.

For your viewing pleasure, a fan filmed video of Boston on the Christmas In Canada, 1988 from Hamilton, Ontario.

Enjoy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcbNNuEzH2M

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