Tuesday, August 7, 2007

SappyFest: Day 3

The third and final day at SappyFest 2007 was a whirlwind of activity. It started off with a breakfast show put on at Struts Gallery. I had a curry wrap and a grilled cheese sandwich. I stayed for a couple of hours, but the sun was brutal, and as the afternoon wore on, there was less and less shade to cower in. Regrettably, I made my way back to the dorm.

After trying for the third time to get Chris to rip the CDs I had bought (because I didn't remember the CD-ROM for my laptop) so I could get the music on my iPod, I remembered that the last show for the trapeze artist, Poisson D'Avril, was going on at 1400h, and I hadn't yet seen her. I rushed over there and just made it as the show was starting. It was pretty amazing.

Now it was time to relax a little bit. I didn't really feel like going back to the afternoon show because of the sun, and besides the Singing Saws performing at 1700h, there was nothing going on until 1800h. I went back to the dorm, finally got my new music onto my iPod and played around on the internet a bit. Chris and I went to this family restaurant for supper that gave you the choice of "frozen french fries, or homemade ones that we cut fresh here." Well, that's not much of a choice, is it? I took the homemade ones.

Six o'clock rolled around and we headed down to the final show of the festival. It was gonna be a monster 9 hours, and I think just as many bands. I got a great interview with Julie Doiron, and saw some fantastic sets from B.A. Jonston, The Stance, the Memories Attack, the Monoxides, and of course Eric's Trip. It is always amazing to see a band play live when you have an extreme intimate familiarity with the music. Especially when you're right at the front of the stage, and they're basically playing directly in front of you. I had an amazing time, and I'll definitely be on the lookout for SappyFest 2008 :) I would have taken more pictures, but my camera started flashing the battery light at me, so I decided to save the juice for when Eric's Trip played.

Back at the dorm, I got my pictures posted, and I was in bed by 0400h or so. I decided to take the scenic route home (through P.E.I....I had never been across Confederation Bridge before), so if you're interested, you can check out the pics from my whirlwind three-province tour.

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