In this growing city of ours, it can at times be difficult to catch a vibe at a party that transcends Torontonians’ characteristic apathy and just lets loose. I had the pleasure of experiencing Toronto at its finest during the David Bowie AGO exhibit opening and the Mick Rock photo exhibit / after party at the Templar Hotel on Sept. 24th. Mick Rock, Bowie’s photographer on the road during the Ziggy Stardust era, was the guest of honour. His particular blend of rock and roll mixed with that edge only seasoned veterans of the 70’s can muster set the tone of the evening. Darling astronaut Chris Hadfield, who has the voice of an angel, performed a moving rendition of Bowie’s “Space Oddity” to an enraptured crowd. Other stars studding the crowd included David Sutcliffe of TV series “Cracked”, Emily Haines of Metric, Brenden Canning of Broken Social Scene and CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. I hope you enjoy the pics and I also hope to attend a party as fun as this one in the very near future. x
Special thanks to Arthouse.