Before I begin, I must say that this post has nothing to do with the recession. I just came right out and said it. Wow, that felt great.

Yesterday, the Veronicas put on a concert at Circa Nightclub in Toronto. The concert was in support of Virgin’s RE*Generation program that focuses on helping homeless and at-risk youth.

Before the concert, Jessica and Lisa of the Veronicas checked out Eva’s Phoenix – a transitional youth facility that RE*Generation supports. They got a tour of the facility and then played a couple of acoustic tracks for everyone in attendance. I was only vaguely familiar with their material prior to yesterday, and I was blown away by their talent. They both sang beautifully and Jessica played the guitar like a pro.

I know it is weird that I was blown away by how talented they were, considering they are superstars. I am simply a cynic and I assume most young pop singers are manufactured to fit a specific niche after focus group testing. But the Veronicas are legit.

However, this post isn’t about their performance. Don’t worry. Our expert cameraman, George, caught all of it on film, plus an interview with the ladies and a unique body autograph they drew on me. That video is coming soon.

This post is about how nice they were. Like super nice. I am by no means an expert on celebrities. The only quasi-famous person have conversed with before the Veronicas were Michael Landsberg from the Canadian television show “Off the Record”. Here is a breakdown of how that conversation played out:

I spot Michael Landsberg as he is crossing the street about twenty metres away from me.

I yell, “Hey Michael Landsberg!”

He looks in my direction.

I yell, “You rock, man!”

He yells, “Thanks!”

What really irks me about that encounter is that I am not even sure if I believe that Michael Landsberg does in fact rock. But I digress. As you can see, my credentials as a judge of celebrities’ character are somewhat lacking. Nevertheless, celebrities are people and I know nice people when I meet them.

The Veronicas were kind enough to let a couple of us hang out with them after the show. I had some great conversations with both of them, and they were really intelligent, funny, and ambitious girls. They’re from Australia, so I’m not sure why that surprised me. All Aussies are awesome people. Must be something in the water over there. Or the fact that they live on a sun-soaked, paradise island far removed from the rest of the world. One of those.

I offer this fact as a prime example of how sweet the Veronicas are: After I interviewed the girls and before their concert, Jessica actually looked up our blog and read some posts. I have to pay my dad money just to read my posts, and she took the initiative to read it on her own. And before her concert, no less!


Jessica and Lisa, if you’re reading this, thanks for being super awesome. And thanks for the special gift you gave me too if you know what I mean. 😉 And if you don’t know what I mean, I’m talking about the beer. Thank you for the beer.

And Dad, if you’re reading this, just lay off! I will get you your money soon! I’m hurting for cash right now!…