The theory that London is a conservative town was put to the test last night. If you were at Budweiser Gardens or in the downtown core, you would have seen some unusual looking characters with white eyes, macabre makeup and fun and dramatic clothing. I was excited to be among them.
Michael Bublé emerges from the back of a neon-lit tiered stage and trips down the stairs past some thirty instrumentalists, evoking a young Dean Martin. He delivers a nostalgic ‘My Funny Valentine,’ flashes a killer smile, and begins to clap. Within eight beats, we are all clapping with him. He slides into ‘Just Haven’t Met You Yet,’ and the evening is underway.
Guitar, drums…yeah! To say that the atmosphere downtown was in a state of “Euphoria” last night would be an understatement. On Monday, July 22nd, Budweiser Gardens played host to two hard-rock icons; Tesla and Def Leppard.
Once the ‘Def Leppard Hits Canada’ summer tour was announced, the buzz was electric.
With the London Knights and London Lightning done for the season do you ever wonder what’s going on at Budweiser Gardens during the summer? Surely everyone who works there must take the entire summer off, right?! Think again. Preparing for the season takes a lot of preparation and hard work and the summer is the time when all the planning happens for the upcoming months. This is the time when we confirm most of our shows for the fall, winter and spring and all departments are involved with getting a show on sale.
Reliving my teen years with Corey Hart and Glass Tiger last night at Budwieser Gardens!
In 1985 my best friend and I waited all night and all day in the blazing sun to get up front at the Corey Hart concert at London Gardens. My friend got heat stroke and after treatment from medical, we spent the rest of the concert sitting at the back. It was still one of my favourite concerts. Corey was so sweet and passionate. Flash forward to 2019 at Budweiser Gardens in a comfy air-conditioned arena and Corey is still just a sweet and lovely as ever.