Canmore Folk Fest 2013
3 days of folky folk folkness in the Canadian Rockies! Let your Canuck freak flag fly!!!
Anyways, this post is going to have minimal narration because I am fried from hours of looking at Jeff’s corporate receipts + I really would love to pull out my eyeballs + put them in a nice, cool glass of water.
Seriously, you have to stake your claim to get a good view VERY EARLY!!! And plus, the festival has a chair height regulation – no joke! 24 inches high from the ground to the top of the chair back! Staff were walking around with rulers! I kid you not! But all of these chairs ARE NOT REGULATION HEIGHT!!! GRRRR!!!
This was my favorite band of the day. Habadekuk from Denmark! I kept calling them Hobbledygook because I couldn’t for the life of me figure it out.
Kinda polka, kinda Celtic, but with a full horn section!
Alright, one thing I didn’t understand about this festival is that tons of people were reading books + magazines during the performances! Rude!!!!
Ben Sollee is named one of the Top Ten Great Unknown Artists by National Public Radio. Here he is picking his cello.
I’ve never seen more people on stilts since moving to Canada. Is it a Canuck thing???
Chic Gamine had fabulous girl harmony + they are cute + sassy! These Canucks are having their American debut coming soon – look out for them!
The headliners for the evening were Spirit of the West an true iconic Canadian band, blending celtic, folk + a little bit of punk. They’ve been around for 30 years + are one of Canada’s most successful alternative rock bands from the 80s + 90s.
The first rows of sitter downers had to move their seats + tarps to set up the “D-Zone”. Yep, the dance zone. It was a fun, energetic set + when they played “Home for a Rest” the crowd flipped out! I knew it was their most famous anthem, but I didn’t realize HOW pumped Canucks were going to get – the entire crowd knew all of the lyrics!!! Jeff took a video – watch in the beginning when Jeff pans over to my skerred reaction to all the hysterics!
Overall, I wasn’t toooo crazy about any of the music (Habadekuk + Spirit of the West were the highlights). The crowd was very unenthusiastic for the most part of the concert, which was a bummer. Dancing was pretty much frowned upon until the end of the night! What kind of music festival frowns on dancing?! Anyway, it was mostly a day of eating + lounging about with friends in lawn chairs!
Thanks for tagging along!!! Until next time!