Monday, September 8, 2008

No Longer a Virgin to Virgin Festival

Hey y'all, this is a just a quick post because I HAVE to pack today for my trip to Pinecrest tomorrow (4 days!)!

Anyways, this Sunday I went to Vfest and it was pretty awesome. Here's some highlights and the MAJOR lowlight of the whole day.


HIGHLIGHTS:
-free stuff. seriously, they LOVE to give u free stuff, whether for Future Shop, candy, Subway gift cards, bags, they give it out. I now have a nice bag of loot (in a nice bag from Motorola haha)

-discovering new bands. So, I definitely found out about new bands that I didn't know about (the Weakerthans, Silversun Pickups and now I really should listen to the Stereophonics I put on my iPod) but the definite best band I now know about was Paper Lions. I listened to their set because I thought the name was cool and sounded like me (if u go to muchmusic's blog, one girl said the exact same thing haha), so my cousin and I went to the centre and the front of the stage (hardly anybody was their at first) and the music was fun, moving, energetic. Plus they LOVED to talk to the crowd. It's nice when they do that so people can connect with the band. Also got their autographs AND 2 of the members photo with us. yays!

-the crowd. This was the BIGGEST concert/festival I've been to with over 25 000. INSANE. People came from ALL OVER (1 guy came from S. Carolina) just to see bands (specifically Oasis, more on that later). I kinda hated the pot smoking and the crowd surfers but that was the first time I've been to a venue with them so it was pretty cool (not that I did any of those things, just interesting to experience it). I find that while I hate standing and all, the crowd does pump you and motivate you and make you laugh (so many jokes now!! haha) Pretty awesome.

and for the one LOWLIGHT:

-Oasis

ya, I KNOW. I LOVE OASIS. Cool music and the lyrics, it all works. And they did do their job, but here's why it's the lowlight.


Ok, so go to about 1:30 and you will see some idiot/moron/bastard ATTACK Noel. Then Liam tries to fight the attacker but the people hold him back (WHY????). Honestly, everybody in the crowd (over 20 000 people!!) was going to kill that guy (we were chanting "fuck that guy up.").
Oasis still played but they definitely weren't happy so the set was cut short (very short) and didn't do an encore (or sing Champagne Supernova!!! But they did sing "The Walrus" SING UR OWN SONG!)

Ya, it was a great festival (even with the moron) and I'm probably gonna come back again and again just to hear more music. BUT at least I know some pretty good tips (like to get in as much sitting time as possible!) so I'll be prepared.

So, when I get back, because of this whole festival thing and me going to see Feist in November (gasp! ANOTHER concert.), I'm gonna do outfits with every concert wear (mostly tees) I have. Sound cool?? Also, since my cousin had a better camera, I'll post pics from the festival next post too!

Maybe you've got to save me
Monty!