This is a collection of photographs from the very first live tour, a mall tour with stops in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. We wanted to know if there would be an audience for a much larger cross-country tour in theaters, so we put out a press release that we would be doing a few live appearances in malls in some of the bigger cities in Canada. We honestly didn't know if anyone would show up.
I can't begin to tell you what it feels like to walk into a mall, see a poster for something you helped create, then turn a corner to see a thousand kids and moms waiting for the show to begin. This was in 2005, just after we launched on CBC, but before any of the fansites or letters or press. It was a different era back then. We didn't have any idea if people liked what we were doing or not... until this.
These digital photographs were printed on a color printer with photo cardstock paper in 2008. The printer wasn't perfect so there are scan lines in some of the prints. There are also small pinholes in the corners leftover from when they were pinned to my wall.