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I can’t stand country music. There, I said it. OK… I can’t stand 99.9% of country music. Sometimes something slips through the cracks… I’m ok with most Shania Twain songs that are on the radio, although I can’t get through an entire CD of hers without having to jump to the next track a few times. Then there’s that infamous Tim McGraw song that would just cut me to pieces… but we won’t go there. In general though, country music makes me want to jab sharp objects into my ear drums.
So I’m walking home a few months ago, and from a block or two away I can see a large mob of people on Princess Street. I can’t tell what they’re doing, but they’re basically blocking the intersection. There’s a truck parked there. Curious.
Then they start shouting to me. I have my headphone on, and have no idea what they’re saying, but they’re kinda making me a little nervous now. I stop, and look at my phone.. make a couple of texts… and I see someone running toward me from a block away. Finally when he gets close enough he shouts “You’re in our shot! Would you mind moving?”
Why they didn’t have a guy at this end of the street to warn people of that, I have no idea. But I moved over and watched see what happened. I saw a guy pushing a girl in a shopping cart… huh? Whatever. I left and walked home a different way.
Flash forward to a few weeks ago and someone sent me a link to the music video below… It’s country music, so I couldn’t listen, but I clicked through it… and then I saw a girl being pushed in a shopping cart! Wait a minute…
Turns out that this video was shot entirely in Saint John. There are several shots of Princess Street in there, and you can get an idea of the style of the old uptown core, and the building that I lived in for the last year.
If you dare to watch this video, you may want to turn the speakers down… and hide the scissors…
I so wish that I could have photo bombed the shot…. 🙂