CJAY 92 Halloween Howler 2017
Headstones, Big Wreck & One Bad Son
Grey Eagle Event Centre
October 28, 2017
Photos and review courtesy of J. Dirom Photography
It was a full house for the annual CJAY 92 Halloween Howler. One Bad Sun opened the night, and took the stage dressed as the many incarnations Jaromir Jgar across the NHL. After the first two songs the band lost the hockey jerseys and put on a solid set, I only wish they had played a little longer.
Big Wreck followed up. The first two songs, the crowd sung along, as the vocal audio to the front of the house wasn’t going through. That was quickly remedied after “That Song”, when the crowd let frontman, Ian Thornley know as he attempted to address the crowd but was virtually unheard. After the audio was put back on track they continued to play for almost an hour and 40 minutes. Thornley mesmerized the crowd with just how well he plays guitar, something to watch and a fantastic set.
The night closed out with the Headstones. The crowd was chanting for Hugh and the rest of the crew. As is tradition, Hugh Dillon was in fine form, taking moments before he leapt into the crowd, and the stage hands (as well as the crowd) scrambled to make sure that Hugh’s microphone stayed plugged in. Dillion was his usual brash self, telling the crowd, “It’s great to fucking be here again Edmonton!” Obviously playing with the crowd, as he told his stage hand to fix a monitor that rocked too much for his liking, and kick a container of water towards the crowd. Energetic and a little tongue and cheek is what makes the Headstones performances a lot of fun for their fans.
Overall a fantastic night of great costumes, prizes, and best of great music.