12th September 2009: Vancouver

Concert day! Weather really couldn't have been better for an outdoors concert, sunshine all day. Well the day started with the travelling to the venue. Skytrain followed by bus ride. Easy you'd think? Well for most people it probably was, not so much for us. Got off the bus 2 stops early. However we weren't the only ones and Carlos who was on holiday from Mexico also got off at the same stop so we ended up chatting as we walked. Turns out he'd just read about the concert that morning in the paper and decided he had to come hoping to buy a ticket. So Jo gave him our extra ticket. She can be nice sometimes, who knew?!

Sarah concert number 56
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Photo of Jo taken by Carlos.  Notice the merchandise carrier bags ... in for about 5 mins by the time I'd spend $350 on Sarah merchandise! SO wasn't expecting that much new stuff!! Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Views as we entered Ambleside Park ... lovely day for a concert! Summer Sessions at Ambleside Summer Sessions at Ambleside
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  B Stage Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Merchandise tents Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah's Music Outreach booth Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Justin Bentall kicks things off on the B Stage :)
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Justin Bentall Summer Sessions at Ambleside  They just landed and looked around as if to say "what?" well I guess they are always there and we are the visitors ;) Summer Sessions at Ambleside Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Foundation info
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  me with the info :) Summer Sessions at Ambleside  the B stage, B for behind me! ;) Summer Sessions at Ambleside  view of the ground from near the entrance :) Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Meaghan Smith on the B Stage
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  time to take your seats ...well in my opinion it was time, not in anyone elses it seems! ;) Summer Sessions at Ambleside Summer Sessions at Ambleside Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Canadian Tenors kick things off on the main stage
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Canadian Tenors Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Canadian Tenors Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Canadian Tenors Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Canadian Tenors
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland from Sarah's band were up next ... Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Luke Doucet Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Melissa McLelland Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Next up, Sarah introduces her reason for putting this concert together, the Sarah McLachlan Foundation Band/Choir Summer Sessions at Ambleside  The Sarah McLachlan Foundation Band/Choir Summer Sessions at Ambleside  The Sarah McLachlan Foundation Band/Choir Summer Sessions at Ambleside  The Sarah McLachlan Foundation Band/Choir
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  The Sarah McLachlan Foundation Band/Choir Summer Sessions at Ambleside  The Sarah McLachlan Foundation Band/Choir Summer Sessions at Ambleside  The Sarah McLachlan Foundation Band/Choir Summer Sessions at Ambleside  The Sarah McLachlan Foundation Band/Choir
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  The Sarah McLachlan Foundation Band/Choir Summer Sessions at Ambleside  First of the big 3 on was Sheryl Crow, who played a great set if hits :) Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sheryl Crow Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sheryl Crow
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah joins Sheryl for "Strong Enough" Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah joins Sheryl for "Strong Enough" Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah joins Sheryl for "Strong Enough" Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah joins Sheryl for "Strong Enough"
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sheryl Crow and Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sheryl Crow Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sheryl Crow Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sheryl Crow
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Next up, Neil Young Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Neil Young Summer Sessions at Ambleside  He was not really my thing but with lots of fans I know he's lots of other peoples "thing" Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Waiting for the main (for me!) attraction
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sheryl joins Sarah for "Angel"
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sheryl joins Sarah for "Angel" Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sheryl joins Sarah for "Angel" Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan
Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at Ambleside  Sarah McLachlan Summer Sessions at AmblesideSummer Sessions at Ambleside  Encore kicked off with a new song ... yes folks A NEW SONG!! “Easy to Love” I think it's called and shockingly it was kinda a hopeful love song!  After the show we had another adventure as Rocci kindly offered to come pick us up on her scooter to save us having to fight through the crowds to get back via public transport. Turned out it was kinda fun actually, save for the 'clench' to stop yourself going forward when stopping :)  All in all it was a wonderful day :)