Episode 113: Saskatoon, SASK – 9/7/2005
About the Episode
We’re runnin’ back to Saskatoon! In this episode we head to the prairies to tackle a show in an unsuspecting Canadian location from the big 2005 tour. Joining us for a chat is author of the book This All Encompassing Trip, Jason Leung. His book touches up on what it’s like for a fan to follow the band around for an entire tour and since he just dropped a brand new hardcover book, he’ll join us to talk about all of his experiences in 2005 and 2006, including this Saskatoon show!
So ask mentioned above, Saskatoon is not a prime concert location or vacation spot. It’s located in the prairies of the Saskatchewan province, which would lead you to believe that maybe this would be a smaller crowd that they may not get the kind of reaction that you’d expect from larger Canadian cities. But as you’ll hear in this show, the crowd was on fire for this one the same way a crowd in Boston, London or Sydney would be. After 15 years of the band utilizing the city as a fly over, the fans were ready to erupt and show their love.
There are some great moments from this one that we can’t wait for you to hear. Attempting to appease the crowd in the encore, the band takes the stage with an impromptu version of The Guess Who’s Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon which was played on the spot unrehearsed. There’s also great versions of I Got Shit, Whipping, Daughter, Porch, Present Tense, Alive and Off He Goes jam packed into a short but very fun show!