Torontoist Birthday Hijinx
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Torontoist Birthday Hijinx

On this day last year, Torontoist received the “How to Post” email message, detailing posting, linking and all sorts of other neat blogging essentials. Exactly one year later, we still have the email. So this isn’t our birthday, but more so the night our parents conceived us.
In the more literal sense of the word ‘birthday,’ it is our actual birthday today. For the occasion, we threw quite the barn-burner at the Boat on Friday night. Of note: Can-rock history when Peter Elkas and the Elkaholics were joined on stage by Chris Murphy of Sloan for a rollicking version of Chuck Berry‘s “Roll Over Beethoven.” Canada’s first act on V2 Records, the Meligrove Band, followed. Also, tremendous weirdness when Tommy Chong, of the hit comedy tandem Cheech & Chong, showed up requesting “at least two rock’n’roll songs in a row,” and “any Eagles song.” And that isn’t even supposed to be funny. Randomness.
(Picture through the lens of the Bee’s Knees)