Somehow Daniel and I managed to book out tickets so that we were leaving Toronto on Canada Day and New York City on 4th of July, missing both independence day celebrations. Luckily his friends were nice enough to start very early so that we had time to experience some of it. First the thought was to go pool hopping, which is breaking into various pools around the neighbourhood, just like american teens do in the films. Apparently people in North America never grow up, which must be top three of things that are great here. Unfortunately the weather killed all my teen dreams and we decided to have a huge barbecue instead.
(gif) On the back of a building we climbed the fire escape up to Joel’s parents’ huge roof terrace. There were music playing, burgers frying and fireworks exploding in the background.It felt like those evening you dream of in the midst of the harsh winters when all days are dark and you’re walking in the freezing cold down the roads filled with brown slush and your fingers and hands are cracking dry and there are eleven hundred weeks left before you’re able to take your jacket off. We got a preview of the EP ”Her Bulls” that Joel and Steven have produced under the name New Justine. It’s a black on black on more black casette with heavy electronic music. You can listen to it and buy it here.
(gif) The night swept over us and with it the fireworks escalated. All around one heard the explosions go off like popcorn in a microwave.
(gif) Joel’s parents came up with even more food and tea. Joel lit candles all around us on the terrace and handed out sparkles.As soon as something sparkling and arsenic comes out all the men become little boys again.
(gif) Isn’t this the cutest thing you’ve seen in a long time? <33 Joel climbed up the rooftop and got a remarkable firework show going for us. And when midnight approached we had to leave because we were spending 12hrs driving back to NYC.
(gif) Quite a good send off though, wouldn’t you say?