Hubby and I were being joined by my cousins for the weekend - we bought our tickets and booked our hotel back in April - and then had a long 4.5 month wait.
|I've noticed that hubby has forgotten how to smile in pictures lately...next time I will poke him in the kidney. That oughta get some kind of reaction at least.|
Unfortunately our weekend got off to a rough start when there was an accident on the sea to sky highway and what should have been a 45 minute drive turned into a 3 1/2 one. We tried to make the best of a bad situation by rolling down the windows and singing along to Cinderella's "Coming Home". Jen even managed to accidentally sing right at a passing car.
"Sorry Alberta" she yelled as he rolled past at 10km/h. He gave her a thumbs up out the window. Aren't all us Canadians just so polite.
It's hard to recover your good mood after a start like that - especially when the delay made us miss a few bands that all of us were really excited to see. In the end - on a scale of 1-10 - I would have to put the whole experience at about a 7. Not too shabby...
and now I give you the weekend in pictures - complete with witty captions:
|Screw you Sea to Sky Higway and your stupid merge down to one lane areas.|
|i was getting bored in the backseat...starting taking some 'artsy' shots.|
|No two people can sing AT each other like these girls. LOVE IT!|
|The only redeeming feature of our long drive was having this view to our left the entire time.|
|I think maybe I tried to take too many self portraits...jen looks a little annoyed. In my defense - by this point we had run out of mixer for our vodka so Cheryl was using Smirnoff Ice as mixer. Did I mention I'm a cheap drunk?|
|on our way to the festival grounds we met this lady walking her Akita. He was so huge and cute I needed to take a picture of him. Unfortunately I was pretty drunk at this point and forgot to make sure you could see the dog in the shot. Sorry...|
|Our view of the stage from the beer garden. What? we could (almost) see the band.|
|Warning: these go down WAY too easily.|
Day 2 dawned and we had several hours to kill before the music got started at 3pm. Question is what does one do in Squamish with 6 hours to kill? Answer - head to Walmart where you can buy stuff you don't really need right now but might need soon...and try on funny hats/headgear:
|I seriously love these ladies. Big box store shopping is so much more fun with them.|
|After Walmart the girls decided they needed a nap. Not sure why...I felt fine.|
|our nap area was pretty noisy so after about 45 minutes we gave up trying to sleep and played dress up instead. Here is me in Cheryl's hat and glasses. I was going for pouty lips...but it looks more like I'm laughing.|
|We arrived back at the concert grounds and found a spot where we could see everything AND lean against a fence. Jackpot!|
|everyone assume your positions...and stay there for 6 hours.|
|Cheryl went up to dance and so jen and I snuck another self-portrait. It's one of those things we do that she pretends bugs her so we keep doing it. hee hee..|
|the clouds started to roll in right around 7pm...|
|...and it threatened to rain several times. But never did...|
And that was all she wrote...we hit the highway around 10pm Sunday night and had a much quicker trip home than we did coming up (thank god.) By 11:30 I was back to reality and preparing my kids lunches and folding laundry.
you know...i just re-read my entire entry and realized I didn't talk much about the music considering that was the purpose of the trip. There really were some incredible bands up there and I loved getting introduced to new musical acts. The Tragically Hip headlined on Saturday night and from what I could hear/seee from the beer garden they were pretty good. they might have a futre in this biz. (seriouly I could use a sarcasm font...)
City and Colour closed out the show on Sunday night and was fantastic. And I discovered 2 new bands that I really liked - The Airborne Toxic Event and Wintersleep. Both were awesome.
In truth though I think - for me - the actual music was secondary. It was nice to have in the background but I am definitely more about having fun with my friends and enjoying their company. So next year I think I will pass on the event.
Nothing personal Live at Squamish...I think you just ain't my bag...baby.