Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Stripes Ride The Bus In Winnipeg

The question for many Winnipeg White Stripes fans on Monday was where will they do an early secret show? A park, a bowling alley a street corner, a bridge, a bus? If you said bus and bridge you were right, Meg and Jack rode and serenaded strangers on a Transit bus and played a impromptu acoustic set on the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge before their concert at the MTS Centre. This continued their pattern of secret performances in quirky locations for a small fortunate audience of surprised fans.

On Canada Day, the White Stripes entertained about 200 people for a free 15 minute set at the Eastview Bowl in Saskatoon. They set up on one of the lanes as onlookers and bowlers seated themselves on the plastic benches in front of the lanes. Jack White even grabbed a bowling ball and threw first a gutter ball, then proceeded to throw another leaving 2 pins standing. This ended yet another interesting and unique performance by this internationally acclaimed rock-duo.

The White Stripes
Eastview Bowl Saskatoon,

July 1, 2007 (Early)

01. Red Bowling Ball Ruth
02. Let's Shake Hands
03. Lafeyette Blues
04. I Fought Pirahnas
05. Let's Build A Home


Anonymous said...

Great tracks. I haven't heard of these two before they started their current tour but I am impressed, both by their approach and by their music.


Anonymous said...

I saw their concert at the MTS centre. Very good. I was even able to pay an extra $10 to get floor seats, which was great, but the concert was often interrupted by drunk guys fighting eachother. Besides that I was very impressed by their sound quaity, and many of the songs sounded identical to their recordings on their new CD (Icky Thump). I wish I had taken that bus...


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