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While he may be 73 years old, Lightfoot still has the mind of a young touring artist. The musician interacted with the crowd in between songs, regaling with stories, giving the occasional thumbs up and telling jokes, even calling one audience member a “weiner” for spoiling the end of a song.

The show lasted two hours, with a short intermission, and even included an outfit change. Playing his own guitars, including his infamous 12-string, Lightfoot was accompanied by a four-person band, including another guitarist, a bassist, a keyboard player and a percussionist.

While the average age of the audience was clearly 50 plus, several young children and 20 year olds could be spotted singing along, proving his fans span multiple generations.

The last time Lightfoot performed in the Mile 0 City was 1967, for the province’s centennial.

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