Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Filled up with music at the festival in Courtenay

Another music fest has blown by and we are filled up with songs and musical performances. Every year we go to this festival without knowing much about the performances that will take place. This year we knew only the music of  Matt Anderson and John Prine, both headliners and we liked them a lot. John Prine played for an hour and a half on Friday night and we enjoyed his diverse and gritty music. I knew only a few of his tunes but some in the audience were singing along with every song.

For me the highlight is always discovering new music from people I've never heard of before. A few of this year's discoveries were RJ Cowdry, Darlingside, and The Small Glories.

Here are some scenes from the weekend:

A small child dancing on her mother's shoulders

People in fun headwear waiting for an evening performer

On the left, a big crowd at one of the woodland stages for a daytime performance, and on the right a closeup of one of the tall trees surrounding the stage.

It rained for a short while but people were willing to hunker down and wait it out. Below is the same stage a half hour later.

Evening at the food tent area around dinner time.

As usual we stayed with our dear friends who live outside of Comox in a lovely house on a marsh full of birds and a sense of peace. It's great to come back from a day and evening of music to this peaceful spot. This is their bird feeder with a red-winged blackbird perched on the roof.

A doe and her fawn wandering into the woods in the morning just outside the house. I was a little late with camera for this one but you get the idea.

Music festivals are full of excitement, wonderful food, meeting old friends, hanging out and laughing, buying T-shirts.... And we love the ambience, but after three days we were filled up with music and song and socializing and it was nice to come back to our little house in the city, along with some memories and some new CDs.


  1. Replies
    1. Yes, it's such a fun weekend, so long as it doesn't pour with rain.

    2. Yes, it's such a fun weekend, so long as it doesn't pour with rain.

  2. You always have the best fun !
    I just love you hair, ENVY !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish


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