Obviously, a lot of the people who came out to Field Trip were going to be big Broken Social Scene fans. A big crowd would be expected both because this was the last act of Field Trip 2014 and because the Fort York stage was closed for the day, so everyone gathered to witness Broken Social Scene perform.
Seeing BSS on stage with so many friends certainly made the Arts & Crafts moniker seem apt as everyone grabbed instruments and joyously danced around like kids at camp.
"World Sick" from Forgiveness Rock Record
"Handjobs for the Holidays" from Broken Social Scene
"Texico Bitches" from Forgiveness Rock Record
"Cause=Time" from You Forgot It In People. Definitely one of my all time faves.
"Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)" from Broken Social Scene
"All to All" from Forgiveness Rock Record
"Pacific Theme" from You Forgot It In People. That dreamy hook was perfect for the early summer night.
"Sweetest Kill" from Forgiveness Rock Record
"Forced to Love" from Forgiveness Rock Record. Another one of my absolute favourites.
"7/4 Shoreline" from Broken Social Scene is probably my all-time favourite BSS tune, if I had to pick just one. Somehow on this night it was more perfect than ever. That horn line literally brought a tear to my eye as I bathed in the music, the energy of the band and the crowd, and the now-cleared up Toronto evening. Perfection.
"Passport Radio" from Feel Good Lost
"Backyards" from Bee Hives
They closed out the main set with the perfection of "KC Accidental" from You Forgot It In People
They returned to the stage for an encore, of course.
"Superconnected" from Broken Social Scene
"Meet me in the Basement" from Forgiveness Rock Record finished the show. The driving beat and relentless hook was a perfect way to end the show, after which we all went smiling into the night as an incredible weekend of sunshine, rain, food and music moved into our memories. Incredible.