Sloan has been my favourite band since I was 9 and found a VHS with “Lines You Amend” on it that my sister (ten years my senior) had taped off of Much Music. I used to sit and hit rewind over and over again and patiently wait until I could watch it through again. I’m not sure what happened to that tape, but I’ve been a fan ever since. This was my fourth time seeing them live here in Moncton and as usual they didn’t disappoint. They played two full sets from their impressive repertoire including their new album, “Commonwealth” . These guys know how to put on a show and how to deliver to their fans. I was thrilled that they played a little bit of everything and was particularly happy to hear some “Navy Blues” as it sometimes gets forgotten in favour of bigger hits. They played many of their most popular singles, but what I loved them for was playing some lesser known songs that I wasn’t expecting to get to hear. I was such a young fan when I discovered them I obviously couldn’t go to shows, so I love that they often play through entire albums from the past or even just a song here and there. From what I can tell, hitting a truly perfect balance of satisfying their radio fans and the die-hards with their set selections has become second nature to them. What’s more, despite nearly 25 years of playing shows they always make time to mingle with the people who came out to see them. Their Halifax roots still show and you can’t help but feel they are genuinely nice people. Here are some of my favourite shots from the night at the Tide and Boar!