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Gig Photos: Honeymoon Suite at Bronson Centre

By Marc Lepage on May 13, 2022




The Legends concert series continued last night at the Bronson Centre Music Theatre with Canadian rock icons Honeymoon Suite. The band played a perfect set of feel-good classics from their catalogue of hits, in a show that was fit for an arena. Although fans stayed in their seats for the opening band, they soon rushed to the front of the stage when the lights dimmed between acts. Singer Johnnie Dee noted this was the band’s first show in four months and they were extremely grateful for the warm welcome and enthusiastic crowd. Without a barricade at the front, Dee took advantage of the opportunity to interact with fans, shaking hands and even sharing the microphone a few times, and Ottawa definitely scored bonus points for crowd participation. True to a classic rock show, at various points though the set, each member of the band had an opportunity to highlight their skills with solos or interludes between songs. Most notably, guitarist Derry Grehan repeatedly wowed the audience with his pyrotechnical guitar skills and energy, even leaving the stage to run through the crowd, standing on a chair at the back of the venue during the band’s smash hit “New Girl Now.” Hit after hit, the band delivered, and when it comes to big rock shows after two years of COVID restrictions, it was definitely good to “Feel It Again”.