Sound: The sound was f--ckin' amazing. The drums were pounding, the bass booming, the guitars were literally sizzling, the piano was melodic and sensitive, and Avril's voice was pure and clear-almost surreal for someone of her size. The quality of the sound was almost the same as the album versions but more energy and edge was put into it. Not only was Avril great the band that opened for her: not by choice, were awesome as well they added a lot of energy that led up to Avril's set. // 10
Perfomance: Avril played a 20 song set-with songs from both albums, as well as a cover of Blur's "Song 2", which had David of Simple Plan on vocals, as Avril was on drums. Avril was friggin' amazing on every instrument she played-she played the drum lines to "Song 2", piano on "Together", "Forgotten", and did a solo performance of "Slipped Away." She played electric guitar on "He Wasn't", "My Happy Ending", and "Don't Tell Me", and she also played acoustic guitar on "Who Knows", with Avril playing a solo performance on acoustic guitar for "Nobody's Home" and "Tomorrow".
For the set it was way better than the set of her "Try To Shut Me Up Tour" last year. Just when she came on it was a silouette of her playing the intro guitar to "He Wasn't" behind a huge curtain with her name and a fist. The the singing part came in and the curtain dropped and the entire band was jamming to the song. Throughout the entire set, the backround set behind her was one of her logos of an "X", but on the curtain that had the "X" for the singles, it showed her videos that went along with the song, and for some other songs it showed some footage of different stuff such as avril working out (doing sit-ups).
Avril went through some different song types throughout the show it started off loud and crunchy-such as "He Wasn't", "My Happy Ending", and "Take Me Away". Then there were slower acoustic songs like "Tomorrow" and "Naked", then there was the really sentimental piano songs- like "Together" and "Slipped Away". The entire show was f--ckin' awesome, to say the least. It seemed like every single person in the arena that night knew all the words to every song cause it was really like a big sing-along. // 10
Overall Impression: This show was one of the dates of Avril's "Bonez Tour 2004-Eyes", In a sold out crowd of 22,000+ people at the Air Canada Centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, Nov. 4th, 04. The opener for her North american leg was supposed to be Butch Walker and American Hi-Fi, but The Toronto date was the only one that the opening band would be different it was not by choice. I loved everything about the show the tickets were only 40 some bucks which is really cheap for an arena tour of any kind, the performance, sound, energy was great. Definitely worth the money. I gotta say that not only were there a lot of young girls, there were more older fans than there were the last tour. It was crazy the fans were so loud that my ears are still pounding right now and trust me, I've been to concerts before, but none were this damn loud. The Merch stand was mayhem. A huge crowd were pushing and shoving to get some Avril merch and by the time I got there. Most of their t-shirts and hats were sold out.
As for a memorable moment I still can't really stop laughing at the memory of those girls in front of me Who were doing some really strange dance to Avril's music. I gotta say it was by far the best Avril concert I've ever been to so far. I would definitely go to another gig of her's. She just finished the european leg of the tour, and is currently barely halfway through the north american one-and for every show she's been to. The critics were praising the show. Yup-those same critics that critisized her on her first album are now behind her on the second album. // 10