We got the word on this one from a reader named Kate, who informs us of the following:
Broken Social Scene were going to have a show on the island in Toronto but because of the city strike they had to cancel it. As an apology of sorts last night they held a free show at the Harborfront. Needless to say the outdoor venue was packed. As was the stage.
She reports that Saturday’s BSS lineup included, among others, Feist, Emily Haines, Kevin Drew, Jimmy Shaw, Brendan Canning, Jason Collett, and Amy Millan. All those ladies aren’t onstage at the same time often these days, but when it happens, it’s memorable. And that they did a bunch of BSS songs plus Metric’s “Gimme Sympathy,” Collett’s “I’ll Bring The Sun,” Canning’s “Love Is New,” and Drew and Feist got acoustic for “Safety Bricks” and “I Feel It All.” In addition to her fine reporting, Kate sent a clip of everyone digging into You Forgot It in People standard “Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl.”
There were reportedly “three or four encores,” so maybe some additional footage will surface.