Wyrd Fest, you guys! I had such a nice time (although today I am SO SLEEPY, because yesterday I went to work for eight hours and then to the festival for eight hours. Worth it!) There were lots of the usual lovely locals (B-Lines, Needles//Pins, Role Mach, etc) and also many bands from all over the country that I had not seen before (favorites: Long Long Long from Halifax and The Famines from Montreal).
Some things that happened (that were nice):
I got something stuck to my shoe and it turned out to be a coca cola gummy, which I thought was kind of adorable given the much grosser things that can get stuck to one’s shoe at shows
Grown-Ups (after some sort of instrument trouble): “That was on purpose. Performance art. With a y. Performyance art.”
Also Grown-Ups: “Calgary is a shithole.” (I lived there for ten years so I’m allowed to think it’s funny, you guys. Grown-Ups are from there too.)
People sitting cross-legged near the front to listen to Wyrd Visions
Someone buying the Red Mass art, getting Red Mass to sign it, and then giving it to the guy from the Ketamines saying “Happy birthday!”
Unfortunately I only got photos of the first two bands I saw because after that it was tooooo hard; I always feel so socially awkward when I am taking photos and I had to save up feeling awkward so that I could stay there for eight hours. Oh well!
In conclusion, what a nice time, I hope it comes back to Vancouver again next year.