Happy 118th Massey Hall – we’re so glad you’re a part of the lives of Torontonians, Canadians, and music lovers everywhere.
With too many to mention, in no particular order, here are just some of our favourite moments from the past year at Massey Hall…
Bon Iver performs Skinny Love
A glorious version of I Feel it All as Feist invites the audience to dance on stage
(*a very cool moment but please, don’t make this a habit)
Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold performs Oliver James
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds performs Wonderwall
The great Neil Young performs solo over two nights, filmed for this Jonathan Demme film Journeys
The legendary Brian Wilson has fun performing Fun, Fun, Fun
Justin Bieber tapes his Home For the Holidays special
Sting performs Message in a Bottle acoustic
What did we miss? What are your favourite Massey Hall moments?
If you’re looking to flashback even further, next time you’re at Massey Hall check out the decade panels in Centuries (on the lower level) which feature clippings and other artifacts from throughout the Grand Ol’ Lady’s impressive lifespan. You can also read a post on each of the panels here on Soundboard. For a quicker span at her history, feel free to re-read our “Happy Birthday Massey Hall” post from the Hall’s 116th birthday back in 2010 where we recalled that the Evening Star declared the venue both a “palace” and a “Temple.”