Unless you go through a few subscription streaming hoops, you may not have seen any of Dave Grohl’s documentary, From Cradle to Stage. The series is based on a book by his mom Ginny who interviewed the mothers of other famous musicians. That doc features a trip to Toronto to visit with Geddy Lee and his mom, Mary Weinrib. Mary, a holocaust survivor, died this month at the age of 95.
When Dave was in Toronto, Geddy was scheduled to appear for an autograph session at Cosmo Music Fest, a massive event conducted by a music store in the north end of the city. “No problem,” said Dave. “I’ll drive!”
Imagine pulling up at an intersection and seeing this in the next lane.
I just happened to be at Cosmo Music Fest right outside the staff entrance when a black SUV pulled up right next to me. A man with long hair jumped out and yelled “I gotta pee!” and rushed past me through the staff entrance. Dave? Yep.
Here’s the clip of Dave and Geddy that day.