So this was a concert I decided on just because I could. I’ve known Tegan and Sara for a while at that time, but I hadn’t really listened to them. But then I got fascinated by their studio album Love You to Death and when I saw that they were coming to Dublin, I couldn’t miss them.
It’s been four years since the concert, but certain moments just stuck in my head. Trump was elected President of the United States a few months earlier, and the girls commented on that (they are Canadian and against Trump and his ideologies) in a rather funny and hopeful way. At the same time, they were making fun of each other. I don’t even know why I still remember it, probably because I didn’t expect much from that concert and the Quin twins pleasantly surprised me.
The concert took place in Vicar Street (you can remember this venue from the Wallis Bird concert), my favorite venue. I had a seat (yes, I’m an old lady) in the first row upstairs – a perfect view without any obstacles! Unfortunately for me, Tegan and Sara had two opening acts – Alex Lahey and Ria Mae, and I remember that neither of them interested me (which of course is just a matter of opinion).
But Tegan and Sara were absolutely amazing – chatty in a good way (if you’ve read my other concert articles, you know I like such artists the most) and I was very sorry when the concert was over. Even though I didn’t know most of the songs at all. In 2019, they released their last studio show Hey, I’m just like you and they didn’t go to Dublin, but they played a few concerts in the UK. At the time, I thought I’d fly, but then somehow I hoped they’d return to Ireland and then Covid happened… Um, next time!