We do not have Friggatriskaidekaphobia!

Just for the record, in case you were wondering, SidePonyNation does not have Friggatriskaidekaphobia! People with friggatriskaidekaphobia fear Friday the 13th and we are not those people.  The main reason for this is that one of our own made her way onto the earth on that very day about 1/4 of a century ago.  How could we fear a day that gave us the one and only TaCaGo?!

Birthday gal

the birthday gal

Instead of fear we make sure to celebrate Friday the 13th in SidePonyNation Style! ..We’ll sort of…

This year, September 13th (which is Tanya’s actual birth obviously she can’t be born every Friday the 13th), fell on a Monday.  So we did it up in class.  With reservations for dinner and drinks at the “hot bed for culture,” The Drake Hotel, the fantastic five were looking polished and professional, with of course, a twist.

Tanyas new shoes

Tanyas new shoes

Tanya was excited to be a few inches taller rocking her new heels that she got as a birthday gift (for herself) earlier that day.

team up for gift

team up for gift

She wasn’t expecting a super surprise from pals @lymoffatt, @CamTheJuice, @Ionus_, and @aomok

Originally we wanted to get her headphones, since that is what she asked for….but we held off on that due to an afternoon tweet from @TaCaGo revealing a photo of her new headphones, that she also got as a gift (for herself) for her birthday…#TypicalTanya, Tanya is a very independent women and she gets what she wants.

New headphones for rocking out

New headphones for rocking out

Nonetheless, even with a short time to organize, the crew pulled through and was able to find the perfect gift for our blossoming flower of a birthday girl.  What could we get for Tanya that she would love and that would also help SidePonyNation develop our look and sound???

A Kazoo of course! The Kazoo is a great addition to any performance, if you can hum, you can kazoo!

Kazoo!

Kazoo!

But after we bought the kazoo, we realized we had more of a budget to donate to the Tanya cause….then we released the dogs with our second gift.  If you know Tanya, you know she is photo happy, loves to snap and loves to be snapped.

We thought, what if we giver her more options?  What would Tanya do if she had a video camera in her possession?  Take over the world, thats what!! So we did just that and I think she liked it…she teared up when she opened it #TypicalTanya.

Camera time for Tanya

Camera time for Tanya

So with new video recorder, headphones, and heels in hand, on ears, and feet Tanya was in great birthday cheer as we gabbed and gobbled (gracefully) the sushi appetizers and delicious mains in the Drake dinningroom.  As always, the gathering is the most important part of the birthday and it was just great to spend time feasting and sipping wine with our bestest friends.  We finished up the night with a pint on the Sky Yard and then late night ‘szechuan’ at The Love Shack.

At this point friggatriskaidekaphobia is far from mind, thats for sure!

Happy Birthday @TaCaGo!  I can’t wait till the next one!

SidePonyNation Performs at The Cameron House Toronto

August 27th 2010 we will take the stage at the Cameron House in Toronto to compete in Summer Warfare battle of the bands.  The Cameron House is a sick venue, many successful musicians had their beginnings there, hence why we were drawn to it .  It is located at Queen and Spadina, a super-hip Toronto neighborhood known for style and imagination. This show has the potential to get us noticed by Music Industry Big wigs, so we could use all the suport we can get.

We got this gig through Supernova.com, an indie music community created to help indie bands grow from garage to emerging, empower fans to help get them there and provide the music industry with the next wave of emerging artists.

Here is the pdf concert flyer.  Note: our name appears in the largest font 😀

SidePonyNation @ The Cameron House

Let us know if you want tickets ($10)!  email:sideponynation@gmail.com