Harmony Arts Fest, West Vancouver

For a band that sometimes drives 1000 miles to play a single show, a 15 minute drive across the Lions Gate bridge from my apartment in Vancouver is a welcome change. We had played this event 6 or 7 years ago. i remember they had wanted us to play a song live on the 6 o’clock news but for reasons i don’t remember when the camera’s panned towards us all they got was us tuning our instruments and looking awkward..Yeah we’ve certainly had our share of legendary television moments over the years..a microphone stand that fell to crotch level mid-song on WGN in Chicago, sitting on a huge piece of artificial toast pretending to listen to legendary whistling phenom Roger Whittaker on the Big Breakfast show in Vancouver, and generally just feeling tired, sticky and shiny for most of them. Then there were the radio appearances….but back to the festival. A beautiful sunny day right on the water with a swelling crowd helped by the fact that it was a holiday monday in Canada. And the familiar faces! We play so rarely in and around vancouver that our family and friends made a concerted effort to come out and see us play. And did they come out in droves! Everywhere i looked there were Jonats, Rogers and Smiths looking back at me. That would be an interesting name for a law firm. Or an old sonny and cher tune. It’s always great seeing your family out there, but having said that i personally feel a little pressure wanting the show to really go off. But by all accounts the sound was fantastic, the setting was picture perfect and everyone went home happy! And fifteen minutes later we were all cozy and tucked in our beds dreaming about the 1000 mile drive to montana the following weekend!

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