I’m a little late to the party, but I wasn’t on Monday. Being in London is an amazing place to celebrate. Somehow, Canadians uniting here feels so much more exciting. Like we’re all having this similar experience of being in a country that isn’t our homeland and celebrating where we come from.
Phil and I headed to Trafalgar Square. We were planning on meeting up with some fellow Canadians that we know, but that didn’t pan out. Nonetheless, there were many Canadians to be found. And Tragically Hip was putting on a full concert. Those old guys have a lot of energy. The Sheepdogs and Jann Arden were the warm up acts. Molson Canadian was the only beer in supply, which I thought was pretty disappointing. They’re owned by an American company and from what I’ve been told, it tastes horrible. I’m not a beer fan, so I can’t comment. Let’s see some great microbreweries instead.
And if you want to know what 10,000 Canadians in Trafalgar Square sound like singing the national anthem, here you go. Be forewarned, we’re all pretty bad and it is really loud, so turn down your speakers (not just a little, but a lot).