Joel Gibb of the Hidden Cameras (top) and Torquil Campbell of Stars (bottom). Photos by David Topping.
Finally, a Frosh Week concert worthy of U of T.
After years of mediocre bands, increasingly-irrelevant bands, or good bands who underperform, the university brought Stars and the Hidden Cameras to campus for a free concert for students. Loaded with alumni, both bands played better than anyone could’ve expected for a free show, with the Cameras’ ecstatic pop and Stars’ lush rock making for a killer lineup. Neither band softened their material: The Hidden Cameras played songs about urination and cum with the same earnestness and joy as they always have, and Stars sang about––as Torquil Campbell put it––”fucking someone to death.” (The only exception, with U of T’s Mississauga campus’s frosh in attendance, was the notable absence of “Mississauga Goddam” from the Cameras.) All the advice for the first-year students from both bands was about not working too hard, but, then, that’s what you’d expect from rock stars.
More photos after the jump.
The Hidden Cameras
All photos by David Topping. More in the concert’s set on Flickr.