Even Rob Ford was there.
While the Mayor of Toronto did not himself appear on stage at Thursday’s sold-out Arcade Fire concert at the Air Canada Centre, a costumed take on the embattled politician did. Near the end of a raucous, colourful show, AF front-man Win Butler had some fun with a fellow clad in a sportsjacket who wore what can only be described as 3-D TV cube over his head. All four screens of the cube showed a projection of the mayor’s face, while Butler and his bandmates played, sang and danced around him.
It was a witty twist in a night filled with them. Part of the Reflektor tour (the name of AF’s current disco-flavoured album), the band’s effects-laden stage show was orchestrated meticulously, down to the solitary, stoic disco ball swirling over the crowd of thousands.