When I last came to Niagara Falls back in 2008 I….no wait a minute, I didn’t. That was just a movie….for which I scored the music. Niagara Motel was a fun little black comedy starring Kevin Pollak, Craig Ferguson and Anna Friel directed by Gary Yates set in this weird and wonderful town, so it was interesting for me to finally visit and see it for myself. It was a first for a few of us in the band. The scenic views cannot be underestimated.
Our travel was from Teterboro, New Jersey so we had to negotiate the US/Canadian border each way and it was decided we should fly to Buffalo NY and drive across into Canada as immigration is usually smoother that way. It was, we were met at the airport by a selection of cars provided by the Fallsview Casino with drivers who had done the trip many times before. The crossing was smooth and we were soon at the casino which overlooks the falls. The venue provided the crew with a suite on the 30th floor so we all piled into the elevator for a good look at one of the most awesome spectacles on the planet. The combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by vertical height and also by flow rate.
John McCusker caught the fall’s rainbow..