Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Music festival highlights

We spent the weekend in Comox at the Vancouver Island music festival in the balmy sunshine wandering around a beautiful meadow with hundreds of like-minded people chatting and eating good food, having fun and listening to music from all over the world.

It's fun for all ages. These three girls allowed me to take their photo with their matching face paint and shirts.

This year there were way more people than in previous years--probably because the lineup included stars like kd lang and Emmy Lou Harris.  We enjoyed those performances but as always, the highlight for me is discovering new artists.

This year's discovery is a singer named Betty Soo, a Korean American woman who is a fabulous talent.  Here she is playing to a small group at the Woodland Stage.

You can tell it was a hot afternoon. People wandered down to the river to have a little wade or a swim and then walked back past this stage.  The fellow on the right had obviously been down to the river with his little girl and they stopped to listen to the music. 

I love the way people get dressed up for this festival.  Young people especially use it as an occasion to wear their party clothes. These little ones took a break to eat some pizza on the grass in their ballet dresses.

As for me, I wore shorts and a tank top--for the first time this summer.  It was wonderful to hang out in the sunshine at the festival.  The last photo is of the crowd watching one of the evening concerts at the main stage as the sun was setting.  It was a fabulous weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Love the ballet dresses on the grass. I, too, enjoy how kids today can just wear their party dresses with their gumboots. Or anything else that strikes their fancy.
    Nice to have the good weather, too!


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