Our Lady Peace at Richmond O-Zone

by Ed Lau on February 20, 2010

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, Richmond, Ozone, O-zone, Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida


I was a Our Lady Peace fan back when they peaked about ten years ago but to be honest, they haven’t really put out anything I’ve been interested in for their last two albums. Regardless, given the chance to see them play live, I wasn’t exactly going to miss it even just to re-live some of my youth. Their music is interesting with thoughtful lyrics, arena rock riffs and Raine Maida’s signature erratic squawk.

They played some great old favorites like Somewhere Out There, Innocent, Superman’s Dead and 4 A.M., which really got the crowd going. They are a fantastic live band and there was all kinds of craziness around including a lot of crowd surfing! Unfortunately, there were several people in the crowd causing some trouble, leading security to get into the crowd and kick some ass. Lucky for me, I was right in front where all the folks around me were friendly and some were just massive OLP fans, making it extra fun to sing along to lyrics that I somehow remembered even though it’s been so long.

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, Richmond, Ozone, O-zone, Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, Richmond, Ozone, O-zone, Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, Richmond, Ozone, O-zone, Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, Richmond, Ozone, O-zone, Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida

Olympics, Olympic, Vancouver, 2010, Richmond, Ozone, O-zone, Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida

I was fortunate to be right up front against the barrier which gave me a great vantage point. More pictures are up on my Flickr.

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Chris February 22, 2010 at 10:07 am

Wow – you must have been right up close. I, on the other hand, got there just before 945p and found myself near the light & camera platform. Meh. The act was good though.. good energy.. and songs from the good ol’ days.

That all said, I was surprised to see such a young crowd there. Maybe it’s just something to do on a Thursday night, but there had to be kids half my age rocking out to OLP.

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David February 23, 2010 at 5:05 am

NICE!! What an amazing show!! I walked out of there on a serious drug free high. I hadn’t seen the band in 4 years, and they clearly failed to disappoint. Probably one of the better sets too, mainly all old fave’s and a couple new ones.

Judging by the angle and quality of the pictures you’ve taken, I’m pretty sure you were the guy next to me with the giant camera lens! Kinda glad we were out of the rush and where we were. I really think having those people in wheel chairs in front of us gave us a great advantage. I got some alright video from it myself.

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