Music is Meghan’s job, but it’s also her passion. She’s seen live performances in tattoo parlours and at the back of record stores, attending shows at every venue from the Danforth Music Hall to Lee’s Palace. And while she can’t wait for the revamped Massey Hall to open, her heart always has and always will belong to the Horseshoe Tavern. “And Tyrone the doorman,” she adds with a smile.
Opened on Queen Street in 1947 as a prime rib place serving music on the side, the ‘Shoe has hosted everyone from Willie Nelson to the Ramones. Meghan has watched fans crowd-surfing to Brody Dalle, waving lighters for Elliott Smith, and being mesmerized into silence at sold-out shows for The Tragically Hip.
More likely to be found waving three fingers of scotch in a rocks glass than holding up a three-finger rock salute, Joshua prefers the retro stylings of the intimate Orbit Room, hiding at the top of a set of stairs off College Street. “They get incredible talent for such a small space, from Lady Gaga's backup band, to horn players that have toured with BB King.”