My body feels like it’s been run through a meat grinder so you’ll have to excuse me if I’m going to keep this short. Being right at the front of the crowd at tonight’s Girl Talk concert at LiveCity Yaletown, I took quite a beating. My lip is pretty busted from getting hit in the face by either crowd surfers or security bringing crowd surfers down and I’ve got a barrier-shaped bruise in my chest.
All worth it though because Gregg Gillis puts on an awesome show. In case you haven’t heard of him, Girl Talk is a mash-up DJ…combining two songs to make something completely different. Ever hear Biggie over a Miley Cyrus beat? Or Jay-Z over Radiohead? Some Queen with Cat Stevens? No? Didn’t think so.
Here’s a great video of what his shows are like live. Yes, there’s always a hundred random girls on stage shaking it to the craziness coming out of the speakers.
Also, congrats to our latest Olympic medalists! Continuing the trend of Canadian female dominance, our women shut the Americans out and brought home hockey gold!
Don’t listen to what those prudes say, girls. I thought your celebrations were totally awesome.
both of our 2-man women’s bobsled teams got on the podium, with Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse taking gold plus Helen Upperton and Shelly-Ann Brown getting the silver. After some controversy with the Korean team, our women’s 3000m short track relay team of Kalyna Roberge, Jessica Gregg, Marianne St-Gelais, and Tania Vicent brought us a silver.
Joannie Rochette, who lost her mother just before her Olympics started, bravely continued with the competition and won a bronze in ladies’ figure skating. Earlier today, our women’s curling team (Cori Bartel, Carolyn Darbyshire, Susan O’Connor, Kristie Moore and Cheryl Bernard) won silver, just narrowly missing the gold.
Today, our men didn’t do too shabby either with Charles Hamelin winning the 500m short track and Francois-Louis Tremblay winning the bronze. They were both also on the 5000m relay team with Olivier Jean, Guillaume Bastille, and Francois Hamelin that won gold.
Congrats to all our latest Olympic medalists. You’ve made our country incredibly proud.