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Harry And The Potters At Whippersnapper

Torontoist finished Book 7 last night, and we’re feeling a little down about the Harry Potter saga being over. Sure, everything turned out alright (and Mrs. Weasley said the B-word!) but we can’t help feeling like the wizarding world no longer needs our support. Under normal circumstances, we would be binge eating and watching Prisoner of Azkaban on repeat.
Thankfully, Toronto will be flooded with Harry Potter fans this weekend, keeping the wizarding spirit alive. Prophecy 2007 organizers are hosting their own exclusive wizard rock concert this evening, but the rest of us can catch Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys and awesome muggle-band The Bicycles this Saturday, August 4 at Whippersnapper Gallery (587a College Street) for a 3:00 p.m. all-ages show.
We saw Harry and the Potters when they played the Tranzac back in March, and it was the feel-good show of the year. (Check out the guys playing “Voldemort Can’t Stop The Rock” in Portland, Oregon on July 10, 2007.)
It may sound nerdy, but it’s just about as nerdy as waiting outside of Chapters at midnight on the day of a book release. Don’t pretend you weren’t there.
Photo by j0L0. Thanks to the Toronto LJ community for the tip.


  • brokenengine

    I know its subjective and all, but wow, is that the lamest thing I have ever seen. I seriously tried to get into the spirit of it, put myself in the shoes of the people there, but it still struck me as really really…I can’t think of a word better than lame.

  • Karen Whaley

    It’s a very self-aware kind of lame. The fun kind of lame.

  • brokenengine

    I guess its just the way I’m wired, I was bored and irritated. But that shouldnt reflect on the people who are obviously enjoying it. I’m not known as the TOist “Statler & Waldorf” for nothing! :)

  • Karen Whaley

    You’re just jealous they have a larger fanbase than YOUR band!

  • Carrie M

    Zing! :P

  • brokenengine

    Um, no. Bands like this, and their subsequent (albeit brief. Like, fruit fly lifespan brief) popularity, are actually what prompted me to retire. I obviously have no idea what the kids these days want. And if this is it, I’m certainly not willing to give it to them.
    I wish them all the luck in the world, but lets be serious; this nonsense is flash-in-the-pan, has no longevity whatsoever, and is basically a big load of bullshit. Some people find it fun, and thats cool, but I have no interest in it. So, I got out.
    But it’s not jealousy. More like frustration at the average music “fan”.
    Carrie, thanks for the input.

  • brokenengine

    PS; I’m sorry if the fact that were text based has lost all the “kidding” in the note. It just read as antagonistic, and I took it that way. But for the record, I’ve never counted fan-base as an indicator of success.

  • Gloria

    If I went to see these guys, it would definitely not be for “music.” It’d be like the same Harry Potter fan lining up at midnight for “literature.”