I was pretty sad about this because I didn’t even know what Mounties were all about until we got there and I realized the band includes Age of Electric/Limblifter member Ryan Dahle, Hawksley Workman and Steve Bayes from Hot Hot Heat.
That was a downer (missing them, not learning who’s in the band), but an even bigger downer would have been getting struck by lightning, am I right? That did happen one year, so it’s not paranoia.
Ah well, all was not lost in that last hour because at least I got to eat indian tacos from the Flying Chestnut and be part of this massive Queen singalong which I think we can all agree was awesome (especially as it was followed by a Journey tune).
ANYWHOOOOO, I think it says a lot for Hillside (more than just “it’s full of hippies”) that when they announced the cacellation of all further shows, after an initial booo, everyone cheered and went home without (as far as I know) trying to incite riot.
Red Moon Road from Winnipeg. Why is everyone from Winnipeg so fucking awesome? Seriously. Everyone I have known in any capacity who has been from Winnipeg has been supercool.
Seryn. Also from Texas.
Samanthan Martin and Delta Sugar. From Toronto. Her bio says that if Mavis Staples and The Black Keys had a child, and Sharon Jones was the Auntie, it would sound like Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar. That’s about right. Her voice is insane.
Spirit Family Reunion from NYC. I do love me a washboard.
Always a good weekend. I’m thinking of applying to vend at Hillside Inside this year but we’ll have to see how the winter goes.
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