March 28th, 2013.
A warmish Toronto spring evening.
I went with absolutely no idea what to expect. A passing glance at the flyer mentioned live performances by anyone who wishes to do so. It was held at Smock Cafe (an absolutely adorable place mostly for little ones and, every now and then with events such as this, for older folk during the evenings). People talking amongst musical instruments, some alcohol and food being consumed, CDs up front and british accents echoing in the room- ingredients for a pretty great night? YES!
The crowd was super friendly and welcoming. The cozy setup tied together with the lack of a microphone added a personal touch bringing the audience both physically and emotionally closer to the strong vocal and instrumental performances.
It was nice to see people come out to perform, lose all inhibition and sing their songs. I didn't anticipate drawing, but luckily I had a tiny sketchbook and was able to capture some scenes!
There was also an engaging reading/ enactment of a T.S Elliot poem-The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. It was super interesting to hear and watch this whole new dimension being added to this poem of several layers.
This was Catweazel's second event at Toronto. The next one will be at the end of April, so if you're in Toronto, make sure to check it out!