"You staying for a while? Where are you visiting from?"
"Yeah, I'm visiting family. I flew in from Toronto!" I quipped, while marveling at the cloudless sea of azure above.
"I know you're from Toronto." He responded with a slight chuckle. "Because you said 'Turonno' and not 'TOH-RON-TOH'."
It was a reply to which I could do nothing else but laugh, for as ludicrous as the remark sounded, I discovered the verity behind his words later that evening.
Next came dessert in the form of Beard Papa's Honey Butter Green Tea Cream Puff, which bore no hints of honey nor fragrant wafts of butter. A couple heat packs in possession later, we strode back to the lineup; GA entry attendees had begun to assemble around the block, curving onto the west side of Smithe St.
FRENSHIP commenced with their roster of soulful tunes at 8:15 PM, being sure to include the same unreleased collaboration performed in Toronto. "Anywhere But Here" was even more formidable up close.
"Signs are more respectful." He nodded while noting, "I've seen some on the border of physical abuse. Some cities were...aggressive." (The latter was likely a nod to Toronto's "Step on me.")