Think about how many times you’ve gone to see a band only to be bored silly. The performance was weak, the songs were bad and you just couldn’t wait for it to end–if you bothered to stick around at all. Imagine this show, which happened in Toronto on May 29, 2005. That’s when a group of musicians and artists performed a concert called The 8-Hour Drone Show. It featured 28 people playing one note–an A–for eight hours straight. One note held continuously on a variety of instruments and devices and voices, for eight solid hours. It was sponsored by the Mercer Union gallery and a record label called the Blocks Recording Club. And anyone could have attended. Admission–yes, admission–was $5, $8 for a day pass. Fun, huh?