Thanks Michael Bublé!

Spent great evening with Michael Bublé Last night. Sadly there were about 12,000 other people there with us. But that’s okay, I know that he was singing directly to me up in the nose bleed seats at the Air Canada Centre.  All that aside, for anyone who hasn’t seen Michael Bublé in concert you are really missing a great combination of an awesome singer, an incredible band and hilarious banter.

It’s always great to see a Canadian artist performing in their home country and their adoptive city, where they lived during the leaner times.   Michael has lots of great memories of his time in Toronto and shared those with us.  Being Canadian Michael can have some fun with the fans that he just can’t have outside of this great hockey loving nation.

Sadly this is not my video, but thanks to someone who had awesome seats and posted it on YouTube. It was right after this that Michael claimed he was going to sing one of his first hits. Amazingly the first few notes lead to him breaking out into “The Hockey Song”, which turned into a big sing along.

Oh! The good old hockey game,
Is the best game you can name;
And the best game you can name,
Is the good old Hockey game!

This definitely wouldn’t happen outside of Canada. What a predictable place we live in. Sing a hockey song in the home of the Leafs and we go nuts. Hilarious!

Along with all of Bublé’s great songs from new and old albums, he really does a great job befriending his audience with personal stories about things he loves.  With him being of the same generation as me, born just a few years after me, our memories of movies and songs we love are quite similar and I can totally relate.  He talked about how everyone expects that he grew up loving singers like Sinatra and Martin, but according to Michael, it was that great moment in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off where Ferris was singing in the parade.  First singing Danke Schoen, then getting the crowd going with Twist and Shout.  It was this entertaining of the crowd that did it for Michael Bublé.  Heck, we all wanted to be Ferris.

Michael, like the rest of us, loved Michael Jackson growing up in the 80s.  He learned the moves.  And could sing the songs.  Check what he did for us last night.

All in all it was a completely entertaining concert.  Music, stories and lots of laughs.  Not what you always expect from a concert.  Michael Bublé is the complete package and knows how to put on a show.

Finally, I really need to thank Michael for writing a song that addresses us single people.  Not a song about broken love, the wrong guy or being alone and unhappy forever.  It gives us hope about what’s just around the corner for us all and it’s been my theme song since it was released last year.   Thanks for singing it to me (and my 12,000 friends) last night.

Thanks Michael Bublé!

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