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Friday Foto

Our Lady Peace, Kingston, OntarioAs Queen’s University’s frosh week comes to a close, purple people with strange hairdos, as well as random groups of spirited and cheering frosh are about to fade into the ether of academia.  The week long orientation session wraps up tonight at the K-Rock Centre with a private concert featuring Canadian alt rock super group, Our Lady Peace.  But that may be a bit of a misnomer, as OLP is best known for songs they released over a decade ago, back when I was in highschool.  Sure they’ll put on a fantastic show, but do today’s frosh know, or appreciate their music?  After Sam Roberts put the final touches on frosh week in 2008, I half expected this year’s musical guest to be more relevant and appealing to today’s crop of bright, young minds.   Much to the delight of local year-round residents, the days of having the likes of Swollen Members or Metric play outdoor concerts in a Queen’s parking lot are over.  In any case, Queen’s Alums can still get in on the action by purchasing tickets through Destinations, located in the upper JDUC on the Queen’s campus.  Special thanks and photo credit to Zanastardust for today’s photo of Our Lady Peace busking outside of Union Station in the big smoke.

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Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

2 thoughts on “Friday Foto

  • September 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm
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    Our Lady Peace is dated? Time for me to cull illegally downloaded mp3s to keep up with trending…

  • September 12, 2009 at 2:45 am
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    I knew that someone might take issue with that. I'm not saying that they suck, just that they haven't done a lot lately, and thus today's frosh might not have the same appreciation for them as people in their mid to late twenties. OLP put out two best of compilation CDs in 2009 and 2006. Sure their latest album containing all new material was released last summer, but I had to learn that from wikipedia. I don't think OPL is on a lot of people's radar nowadays.

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