sia at the commodore ballroom

August 23rd, 2011 Posted in gigs, sia, vancouver bars | No Comments »

After a week of early starts, Friday could not come soon enough! I was wrecked. A friend of my parents was in town visiting her son, so they took me out for dinner on Thursday night. It was nice to get a free meal and also meet the woman’s son! Hopefully I can catch up with him & his friends in the next couple of weeks. They seem like a lot of fun. I slept in on Friday and got some chores done before going downtown (on my bike) to try to get some work clothes. I’ve been finding it hard to find clothes I like over here, and I’m sure I’ve already mentioned how much I miss Topshop. If I haven’t…I MISS TOPSHOP! It was a roasting day, and it was so nice to get out on my bike. I’m not sure how long the cycle downtown is, I must check next time I do  it. It’s all downhill though, so it’s a lot of fun!

I picked up the things I needed, ate a delicious veggie hotdog for lunch and got the bus back. I needed to figure out how to bring my bike on the bus with me so I thought this would be as good an opportunity as any. There is a bracket on the front of buses here for bikes. You pull it down, if it’s empty and put your bike up on it. You then clip the bike in. It was actually harder than it looks, but I think I have it figured out. I had Shelley, my housemate helping me this time so I’m not too sure how I’d do if I’m on my own. At least the bike is pretty light, it would be awkward trying to get my steel framed Dawes Duchess up there!

Vancouver Bus Bike Racks-


Friday night, I had a ticket to see Sia Furler at The Commodore Ballroom in Downtown Vancouver. I didn’t really know that much of her music, but she did the vocals for Zero 7’s album “Simple Things”, which I knew & liked. The Commodore is a cool, quite intimate venue and it has about 6 bars so there are no lines! She is a pretty quirky character, and apparently has had some medical issues so she’s retiring from showbiz as she’s sick of being famous! Vancouver was the last gig of her tour which was pretty cool. I really liked the show. She has a nice voice, but one thing that annoyed me was I couldn’t understand what she was saying. I didn’t know the lyrics of her songs before going to the gig, and I definitely didn’t know them coming out of the gig! No idea what she was singing about! She was chatty & whitty between songs and did an interesting cover of Madonna’s “Oh Father” which I liked.

Sia at the Commodore Ballroom

Sia-The Commodore Ballroom













After the gig, we went to Peckinpah, Gastown , one of my favourite bars in Vancouver-I don’t like BBQ sauce, but theirs is like a bottle of BBQ heaven. I could actually drink it.

The night ended with Shelley & I singing “More Than A Feeling” & doing air guitar in the taxi. 🙂 Success!