Flanked by a DJ and hypeman who was a little less tuneful when it came to sung parts, the love and appreciation for his "successful, inspired music lovers" in attendance wasn't lost. And though his stage banter relied on pitting sides of the audience against one another a little too heavily, Kardinal's energy rarely waned. The crowd hung with him, waving back and forth to "Numba 1 (Tide Is High)," pointing out their good-looking friends to "That Chick Right There" and jumping as high as they could to close the set with "Turn It Up."
As much as he's stepped up to represent Toronto throughout his career, he didn't hesitate to take the entire country on his back. "Canada turns 150 next year," he reminded the audience. "We gonna do this all 365 days of it!"