I don’t know about you, but I felt like we went through one of Toronto’s worst springs this year, but the arrival of a summer where it’s not blazing hot already has me feeling pretty optimistic about the next couple of months.
August represents one of my favorite times of year. It’s sunny outside, the CNE is running, and of course, there’s the annual FanExpo at the convention centre, filled to brimming with fans in costumes, buying comic books, and meeting some incredibly cool celebrities (like William Shatner).
Last night was a fantastic dip into the waters of this year’s Canadian Music Fest, but it was pretty quick for me because of a few prior commitments.
To start the night I was actually at a film screening for my weekly review column, but once I was out I headed to the Rivoli to wait for Lindi Ortega to hit the stage.
Call me a media sucker, but I love a good event, and frankly, not many people throw an event as well as the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment here in Canada. Last Thursday they threw an awards-themed celebration to promote their latest lineup of DVD and Blu-ray releases, and I can happily say I was pleasantly wined and dined by the end of the night.
Give the folks a hand, they know how to throw a party.
For the umpteenth time I attended the annual MuchMusic Video Awards, and while there are always a few bumps on the road, it was an incredible event once again. Most notably I was blown away by how many screaming fans they were able to pack around the stages and on the street at the corner of Queen and John.
Six Shooter Records put on their Outlaws & Gunslingers set tonight at Lee’s Palace for NXNE, and it was once again just plain awesome.
Who’s that old guy at North by Northeast (NXNE) this year, you might ask? Apparently, it’s me.
This year marks my tenth year attending the festival, and I’m frankly still not sure that’s right.
Canada’s biggest artists rocked the Rock (that would be Newfoundland, for the record) as the 2010 Juno Awards telecast brought the music to the fans in St. John’s Mile One stadium.
Justin Bieber walked the red carpet at the 2010 Juno Awards in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and the teenage fans went wild, of course.
Before I run out to check out the Indie Awards for this year’s Canadian Music Week, I wanted to drop a couple of photos from last night’s CHUM Fanfest at the Masonic Temple.