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All Ages at The Comfort Zone
Saturday May 20 2000
All Ages at the Comfort Zone

Additional Acts: Jimmy's Groove, Sudsy, What About Neil?
Ticket Price: $10 for underage, $8 for 19+, $5 for 19+ who knew the Zygote Sort-of Secret Password: "I'm a representative of a friend of mine"
Set List: Saturn / Kousharee with Pink Floyd's "Breathe" tease / GreenRoot / Nejuan / Gratefully Nowhere / Two Tales / Meet Moot-->Moot / Swimming In Chlorine / Static / The Flower Song-->They Don't Know jam / Biz / Weather
Set Length: 1 hour, 20 min from 11:40 - 1:00
Rough Attendance: 170
Caught on tape? Nope
Poster: Full colour Grinning Flower Man poster
Notes: This was Zygote's first headlining all-ages venture in a VERY long time, so we weren't sure what to expect going in. Add to it the fact that the band had just come off the whole Rock Search fiasco, so everyone was in a strange mood. Getting to the Comfort Zone in the afternoon and meeting the other bands sort of put things in perspective. In all three openers I don't think there was a single player over seventeen, and the youngest could have gone as low as fourteen. Wow. They must've thought we were a pack of dried-up old coots. With low expectations we awaited our set, growing more concerned as squeals of feedback and mysterious humming emanated from the speakers during the opening bands' sets. The notoriously temperamental sound at the Comfort Zone was obviously in a bad mood, and things weren't looking good. Immediately before Zygote, opener Jimmy's Groove played an infectious set of tunes that got the audience up by the stage and ready for more. Zygote took the stage expecting anything...

and they fucking ROCKED.

Now don't get me wrong, the sound was terrible. Although the sound mix was good, there were whines and crackles of feedback and loud distorted humming during the sudden stops in various songs. Add to this the inaudible monitors on stage and you have yourself the ingredients for one certain disaster, but somehow Zygote made it through okay. Better than okay. They blasted through every whine, every squeal, every crackle and hum to deliver a mindbending set of rollicking tunes that had the fans shakin' their collective groove thang. Early in the set the band had clearly decided to ignore the sound problems and concentrate on the music, and their relaxed attitude resulted in some very cool interplay which had them laughing onstage, obviously enjoying themselves.

High points of the night include some smokin' solos from Ovakim, a typically over-the-top drum solo from Brian during a super-extended buildup in Nejuan, a spontaneous yet smooth transition from The Flower Song into They Don't Know and back, and some perfect-pitch harmonies from Jer and Amir that were a miracle considering their onstage volume. Overall, the band just simply sounded great. Quite a surprise and we'll probably be investigating the all-ages thing a little bit more seriously since we got such a good response from all the younger fans out there.

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I think it was great you played all ages because this is the first show I didn't have to sneak into (however the big black security guard at the Rivoli isnt really a problem to get by.) The sound wasn't as good at the CZ as it is at the Rivoli but all the friends I brought along had a great time and were truly funkdified. Thanks for another great night of music - Max H.

With the first note of Saturn, a surge of re-assurance flowed through my body and I knew that Zygote came to bring the house down. The band played tight and nothing short of spectacular even though there was a horiffic reverb and Aaron's guitar was out of commish for a song and a half. Nejaun was THE BEST I've ever heard it and not just because Brian took apart his drum set and put it back together with an INCREDIBLE drum solo. God, I've been waiting for that forever!!! Then Zygote blew me away with The Flower Song (my tune) and right into the They Don't Know Jam (my other tune) and then back into The Flower Song for the end result of me shitting myself. Nowhere sounded great and who doesn't love Floyd?? Shlag was amazing through the whole show but took it to another level during Biz. Amir, who's funny as shit, was singing to Steve to clear up the monitors during the the Flower Song rap. The end result....me peeing myself. Jeremy's vocals were spot on even though he had to contend with a gaggle of fans singing at the top of their lungs right in front of him. Not only that but he said MY NAME!! HE WAS TALKING TO ME DURING THE FLOWER SONG!!! I almost fainted. Not least by a long shot, Aaron (forgetting that he had problems beyond his control) was yet again phenomenal....After this show it will be interesting to see how the boys top themselves at the next show. Let's be honest, they always top themselves and that's why I love 'em. I only have one thing to say....I won't ever go to the Comfort Zone again....unless there is a Zygote show. - Lee K.

Friday, February 3rd, 2006 : Come In From The Cold at The Opera House

Friday, March 15th, 2002 : The Rivoli

Friday, March 1st, 2002 : Havoc in Hamilton VI at The Hudson

Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 : Rafter's Pub in Sudbury

Friday, February 8th, 2002 : Feel The Love: Pre-Valentine's Day Bash at The Opera House

Saturday, December 8th, 2001 : Call The Office in London

Friday, December 7th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Saturday, November 24th, 2001 : Kool HaĆ¼s with Big Sugar

Friday, November 23rd, 2001 : The Trasheteria in Peterborough

Thursday, November 22nd, 2001 : The Foundation in Barrie

Thursday, November 8th, 2001 : The Shot in Kingston

Friday, November 2nd, 2001 : The Opera House with Choclair

Saturday, October 27th, 2001 : The Cage in Oakville

Friday, October 26th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Friday, October 19th, 2001 : The Capitol Theatre

Saturday, September 8th, 2001 : The Opera House

Friday, August 10th, 2001 : Molson Amphitheatre with Dave Matthews Band

Saturday, July 28th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Thursday, July 26th, 2001 : Club Abstract in Kitchener with See Spot Run

Saturday, July 21st, 2001 : Lees Palace

Friday, July 13th, 2001 : Woodstick Festival at Kee to Bala

Friday, July 6th, 2001 : Two Tales II at the Comfort Zone

Friday, June 8th, 2001 : NXNE at The Reverb

Friday, May 4th, 2001 : In Concert at The Warehouse

Friday, April 6th, 2001 : Federation Hall at U o f Waterloo

Saturday, February 17th, 2001 : Lees Palace

Friday, January 19th, 2001 : The Opera House

Saturday, January 13th, 2001 : The Embassy in London

Friday, January 12th, 2001 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Friday, November 17th, 2000 : Zygote Into The Fray at The Rivoli

Saturday, November 11th, 2000 : The Haunt in Ithaca NY

Friday, October 6th, 2000 : In Concert at The Opera House

Saturday, September 2nd, 2000 : Two Tales at The Rivoli

Saturday, July 29th, 2000 : The Rivoli

Sunday, July 16th, 2000 : Molson Indy

Saturday, June 17th, 2000 : The Rivoli

Thursday, June 8th, 2000 : NXNE 2000 at Clintons Tavern

Saturday, May 20th, 2000 : All Ages at The Comfort Zone

Thursday, May 18th, 2000 : Rock Search 2000 at Front 54 in Thorold

Friday, April 21st, 2000 : The Rivoli

Friday, April 21st, 2000 : La Luna in Hamilton

Sunday, March 26th, 2000 : Whiskey Joes in Hamilton with The Headstones

Friday, March 17th, 2000 : St Patricks Day Bash at The Rivoli

Thursday, March 2nd, 2000 : Canadian Music Week at The 360

Saturday, February 12th, 2000 : The Rivoli

Saturday, January 22nd, 2000 : The Hudson in Hamilton

Saturday, November 6th, 1999 : The Opera House with Wide Mouth Mason

Saturday, October 16th, 1999 : The Rivoli

Friday, September 3rd, 1999 : The Rivoli

Friday, July 23rd, 1999 : The Reverb

Saturday, June 26th, 1999 : The Rivoli CD Release

Friday, May 21st, 1999 : The Rivoli

Friday, April 30th, 1999 : The Rivoli

Thursday, April 15th, 1999 : The Reverb

Saturday, December 5th, 1998 : The Rivoli

Thursday, November 19th, 1998 : The Gordon Best Theatre Peterborough

Friday, October 9th, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Friday, October 2nd, 1998 : The Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, September 5th, 1998 : The Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, July 11th, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, May 30th, 1998 : The Regency Hotel

Friday, May 29th, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, May 23rd, 1998 : The Opera House with The Headstones

Saturday, May 23rd, 1998 : The Big Bop

Thursday, May 14th, 1998 : Lees Palace with Humphat

Saturday, May 2nd, 1998 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, April 18th, 1998 : El Mocambo Upstairs

Thursday, April 16th, 1998 : Unplugged at The Silver Dollar with Brian Gladstone

Friday, March 20th, 1998 : The Big Bop

Friday, February 6th, 1998 : The 360

Saturday, January 31st, 1998 : Call The Office London with Zuuls Evil Disco

Friday, October 31st, 1997 : Halloween at The Original Six Sports Bar

Friday, October 17th, 1997 : El Mocambo

Friday, June 6th, 1997 : The Generator w Ron Hawkins of Lowest of the Low

Friday, May 23rd, 1997 : The Comfort Zone

Friday, April 25th, 1997 : The Comfort Zone

Saturday, March 29th, 1997 : The 360 with Black Cabbage

Saturday, March 15th, 1997 : AE Pi Frat Party at The Reverb

Friday, January 31st, 1997 : The Comfort Zone with Andru Branch

Saturday, January 25th, 1997 : The Warehouse with Fishbone

Thursday, January 23rd, 1997 : Red Dog Tavern Peterborough with Tied To The Tracks

Monday, November 4th, 1996 : The Horseshoe Tavern

Friday, September 27th, 1996 : The Generator

Saturday, July 27th, 1996 : The Honey Pot

Saturday, June 8th, 1996 : El Mocambo

Friday, April 5th, 1996 : El Mocambo

Friday, October 7th, 1994 : The Opera House with Infinity

Thursday, June 23rd, 1994 : Classic Studios

Friday, June 10th, 1994 : The Shamrock

Saturday, May 8th, 1993 : Rock n Roll Challenge II at The Spectrum