WestFest 2008 II

2008-06-15

in Daily updates, Music, Ottawa, The outdoors

Emily Horn at WestFest 2008

Today’s festival occurred amidst alternating periods of harsh sun and explosive thunderstorm. Several times, the artists had to clear the stage due to the danger of bolts being drawn their way. The audience scattered and artists, staff, VIPs, and volunteers huddled in whichever tents were not collapsing. Thankfully, everything was clear and beautiful for Andrea‘s set.

Today made for a nice winding-down after yesterday’s powerhouse performances, and I got to meet a few interesting people too. If only the BluesFest volunteering system wasn’t so inflexible and demanding, I would definitely volunteer my services there as well.

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. June 15, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Scenes from Westfest

By La Canadienne

. June 15, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Westfest!
No More Decorators

. June 15, 2008 at 7:17 pm

One thing that gets a shmagillion cool-points is WestFest. I wrote that disparaging post about my job as a volunteer there (you would too. Seriously.), but when you’re not pacing aimlessly on the grass lot behind the main-stage, it’s pretty fantastic. Richmond street is packed with vendors hocking their wares, and hopelessly adorable children doing hopelessly adorable things. Not to mention all the free great music. Kinney Star, Buffy Ste.Marie and Holly McNarland were all playing last night. For free.

. June 15, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Toronto
Toronto Star – 4 hours ago

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning this afternoon for Toronto and surrounding areas. Mark Seifert, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says there is a good chance the storm system currently developing over Michigan will …

Ming Wu June 16, 2008 at 12:37 pm

LOL I see my brother and I close to the stage during The Love Machine.

Sunday was whacked with the crazy weather.

. June 16, 2008 at 2:32 pm

The Downpour
No More Decorators
Monday, June 16, 2008

Milan June 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Rain at WestFest 2008: 1, 2, 3.

. June 17, 2008 at 10:27 am

June 16, 2008
Westfest: The pictorial
June 16th 2008 Posted to A. Ottawa, F. The Whole Enchilada

Emily June 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm

God, that’s a good rain-coat.

alena prazak June 17, 2008 at 5:11 pm

The most recent Walrus magazine had an article about thunderstorms. It is called “Struck by Lightning,” and it describes a close encounter.

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