Iggy & The Stooges Display Their ‘Raw Power’ at NXNE
If there’s a world record for biggest mosh pit in a town square, Iggy Pop and the Stoogesmight have just broken it in Toronto Saturday night.
Headlining a free outdoor concert as part ofNXNE, the Detroit punk legends attracted half the city (OK, more like 10,000) to downtown’s Yonge-Dundas Square for a ferocious 90-minute show. The surrounding streets were shut down early in the evening, but the bodies kept arriving, pushing their way into position. And then Iggy Pop lept onto the stage to the opening chords of 1973’s ‘Raw Power,’ and instantly transformed the seething mass of fans into one giant pogoing, screaming, extremely sweaty pit of joy.
“We’re the remains of the f—ing Stooges,” Pop shouted early on, “and before we die, we’re going to do it with you.”
The 63-year-old singer did a lot of things to that crowd.
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