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stevius
07-17-2009, 09:44 AM
Had to share this...

The Corktown Ukulele Jam (Toronto) hired a streetcar for 3 hours of crazy fun throughout the streets of downtown Toronto this past Wednesday July 15. We boarded at 8pm in front of the Dominion on Queen where we meet every Wednesday eve, and worked through our Corktown JAMBOOK for an hour, playing and singing loudly to the awesome delight of people on the street (I got on earlier at the train yard and installed 2 battery powered sound wedges). The driver dropped us off for drinks and a one hour open-mic at Mitziís Sister, a nice roots music bar on the other side of town. Then we re-boarded for another 60 minutes of sing-along/play-along en route back to the Dominion where the after party ran until the wee hours. The streetcar seats 46 Ė and we sold out, each rider sharing an equal part of expenses.

Hereís some of the pics:
http://torontoukes.com/gallery.php?mn=00

We run every Wednesday eve and are growing in leaps and bounds.
Itís free. Guests are welcome and joining us from every corner of the planet.

http://torontoUKES.com is our site

http://youtube.com/torontoukes is our YouTube Channel

Ukeffect
07-17-2009, 10:56 AM
That is sooo frickin' cool! I wish we had a group like that here in Austin...we could rent an Armadillo and go down to 6th street! Whooot!:music:

ichadwick
07-18-2009, 01:40 AM
I was at the jam the week before the Red Rocket ride, and the group was smoking. As in hot, eager, active. Thirty-plus ukes playing together. Great people, too. Have to make another trip to Toronto just to attend another.

grownupboy
07-18-2009, 03:08 AM
wicked! i'm so glad you posted this here... and i'll see you this wednesday!

stevius
07-20-2009, 05:21 AM
I was at the jam the week before the Red Rocket ride, and the group was smoking. As in hot, eager, active. Thirty-plus ukes playing together. Great people, too. Have to make another trip to Toronto just to attend another.

Yeah Ian - next time - be sure to introduce yourself! I was looking forward to meeting you finally!

Steve

rossjr
07-20-2009, 07:05 AM
Great pictures and it looks like it was a great time...

I was surprised, I thought this would be a short bus.....:shaka::o