photos by Christopher Johnson
On a Saturday night, a new generation of Gypsies take over the clubs and streets of Toronto. For the 14-members of the band plus their devout followers, the “stage” is wherever they make it. At Lee’s Palace, they storm the stage to accompany Chilean superstars “Chico Trujillo.” Then at La Palette on Queen Street, they mount bar tops reinforced just for their raucous shows, which attract the mad and beautiful of Toronto’s vibrant art scene. After closing time, they pour onto Queen Street and march to Spadina with pounding drums and blaring horns, a clarion call to the fun-loving folks of Toronto who won’t let anyone take the music away from their streets.
UPDATE: Lemon plays 4 songs on Air Canada flight waiting on tarmac en route to Frankfurt and Romania. Video goes viral, more than 100,000 hits on youtube.com: