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Memory: Toronto Bush Concert
Date:
Spring of 2001
Location:
CN Tower
City and Locale:
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Memory Category:
Inebriated Decision
Memory of:
zoomzoom
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Dave Renne wanted me go to a Bush concert in Toronto with himself and Dave Klingon. Dave and I were XC teammated at OU at the time and I believe that it was the summer before my 4th year of college.

So on one Saturday morning in May the 3 of us crammed into Dave's tinny Susuki and drove to Toronto. Canada is such a weird place. It is just like the US, except with a Canadian accent and Kilometers. I am pretty sheltered and haven't been on too many trips anywhere. So I was just amazed by the city and everything else in Toronto. After checking into the hotel in Downtown we got something to eat and I even bought a cool shirt for $3. We left for the concert shortly after. It was at the Molsen Ampatheater. Mapquest directed us to take a ferry to an island just out of downtown. None of this made any sense. There was no crowd waiting to get over to the island. Some idoit working at the ferry dock told us that the Molsen Ampatheater is like 30 mile out of downtown. We didn't end up going to the concert but later found out. That the venue wasn't on an island or 30 miles away, it was in downtown, right around the corner.

So we said "Fuck the concert, lets live it up in Toronto." We went to the tallest free standing structure in the world, the CN Tower. Then we picked up some alcohol and did some preparting in the hotel. We took the subway to the club district. We just bar hopped all night, but 75% of the places we went to wouldn't let us in wearing running shoes. We finally found a cool place and stayed there for a while. By this point in the night, I was fucking waisted. On the way to the bathroom, one of the bouncers took me aside and told me that I was walking a little funny and I needed to stop drinking or else I would get kicked out. I told him I am done drinking and meant it at the time. So about 10 minutes later I was so drunk that I totally forgot about what the bouncer told me and bought a beer. As soon as I paid for it, I noticed 2 large men standing on either side of me. At this point, I knew the jig was up and did the only thing I could think to do. I grabbed the beer and started chugged it as much of it as possible until they grapped it from my hand and litterally dragged me out of the back door of the club. I asked on the way out if I could at least let my friends know that I had been kicked out..... their answer was no. This was before everyone had a cell phone, so there was a problem. I waited outside the club for a while, but didn't see them.

So here I am out on the streets of Toronto all alone probably around 2:00 or 3:00 am, don't really know how to get back to the hotel, the subway is closed, don't have a key to the hotel even if I find it, hungry, and cold. There are all kinds of bums sleeping on the side walk and I am pretty scared. Somehow in my drunken haze, I am able to wonder back to my hotel after walking around for a few hours. I just try to fall asleep in the hallway outside the door of my hotel. So a few hours later Dave and Klingon show up and find Billy curled up in the featal position passed out and crying.

So we went to bed and Klingon and I woke up with the worst hangovers in the world. Dave however woke up feeling like a million $. I just wanted to stay in bed all day. Instead, I had to sit in a car for a 5 hours as Dave drove us back to Detroit.

It wasn't what I expected when I set out on this trip, but it was a fun weekend that I will never forget.
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Add Comment View Comments View Memory MediaPosted On: January 27, 2007 - 11:42 AM

Answering Interview Question:
Did you parents have anyone they knew who were also starting families at around the time you were born?

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City and Locale:
Toronto Canada
Memory Category:
Kids and Children
Memory of:
timco35
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From (Early Life)
Original Memory Interview Question

Did you parents have anyone they knew who were also starting families at around the time you were born? Did you guys all hang out together as young kids?


His Response:

Cousins...we had many of them who came up from either New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and some came to live with us part time in the summertime. My Mother said that when she was pregnant with me my Aunt was also pregnant with my cousin who came 12 days after my birth and even today will let everyone know we are cousins and have birthdays the same month.

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UserName: timco35
Name:Tim

Hometown:
Toronto, CAN

Memories:19

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Add CommentNo Comments...No Media Uploaded... Posted On: May 31, 2008 - 04:22 PM

Answering Interview Question:
What made you upset in your earlier years?

Location:
feverish terrors
City and Locale:
georgetown Canada
Memory Category:
Ghosts
Memory of:
sscout
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What made you upset in your earlier years? Do you remember any arguments?


His Response:

jesus christ and ghosts and girls


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Name:sscout

Hometown:
surrey, CAN

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Add CommentNo Comments...No Media Uploaded... Posted On: July 17, 2007 - 10:38 PM

Answering Interview Question:
What parts of the world and where did you live when you were a child?

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City and Locale:
Toronto Canada
Memory Category:
Homes and Houses
Memory of:
timco35
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From (Early Life)
Original Memory Interview Question

What parts of the world and where did you live when you were a child? Was it the ghetto? Or was it luxurious and pampered? Look back on it and ask yourself how that influenced your life today.


His Response:

Well because I lived in Canada I would like to say I did not have to worry about Ghettos but then...you can believe that if you want to. Canada has had its share of 'other side of the track' citizens and my own life was influenced some how by the people that perpetrated the exclusion of others in our little 'cliques' because of their status either financially or ethnically. I was always going against their wishes and associating with those 'undesirables' whenever I could; whether they be from a subsidized housing project commonly known as 'the projects' or just the wrong place in town. Unlike America we had the integration debacle well handled (or so we thought) within our public school system at an early stage of our countries history. So yes! I was influenced by that.

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UserName: timco35
Name:Tim

Hometown:
Toronto, CAN

Memories:19

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Add CommentNo Comments...No Media Uploaded... Posted On: May 31, 2008 - 03:50 PM

Answering Interview Question:
When you were a kid, what places did you travel?

Location:
City and Locale:
Toronto Canada
Memory Category:
Traveling
Memory of:
timco35
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From (Early Life)
Original Memory Interview Question

When you were a kid, what places did you travel? If you did not travel extensively, think of times where you traveled within your own neighborhood and outskirts. What can you remember from any of these mini journeys? Also, who joined you in your travels?


His Response:

Well I was not all that young but when I was about fifteen or Sixteen I traveled Europe with my Dad who wanted me to see where he was stationed during the war (WWII) and so it was a trip to all those places England, France, Germany, Italy, and some of the Baltic States of the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.) and especially in Rome and the Island of Sicily.

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UserName: timco35
Name:Tim

Hometown:
Toronto, CAN

Memories:19

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Add CommentNo Comments...No Media Uploaded... Posted On: May 31, 2008 - 04:29 PM


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