I spent last weekend in Montréal, Quebec, attending Osheaga music festival.It was very different from Sasquatch. It was in my own country so there was no hassle with customs or exchanging money or anything, but it was in Quebec and I am not bilingual so that was different. It was also a much smaller festival, it seemed. It was harder to navigate. And it was only 3 days.
Also unlike Sasquatch, this festival is in a city, not in the middle of nowhere, Washington. This meant no camping for us - we got to go back to a hotel and shower and eat food and sleep in a bed each night which was just marvelous.
I really enjoyed the festival and the weekend. I was with some of my favourite people in the world, in a beautiful city, listening to awesome music outside. What more could I ask for?
The first band we saw on Friday was The Walkmen. It was unbearable hot out. In the West we are not used to humidity. If it is humid out that means it will storm soon and the humidity will pass. But in Montreal, it was wet and hot the entire time we were there. So the sun was beating down on us and we were all sweating, but it was a good show.
After this show we decided we had to find shade, and the next thing we all really cared about wasn't for a few hours so we found a shady spot by another stage and saw Freelance Whales and The Jezebels.
So immediately after Franz Ferdinand we saw The Weeknd (above), then Florence and the Machine (below).
After Sigur Rós we saw Justice, but only briefly. We were all exhausted from walking around all morning, then standing in the heat at the festival for hours. My one friend really wanted to stay and regrets that he didn't make us stay longer but at the time he was being nice and letting us go to bed.
And that was day one!
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