Hi I'm back from Osheaga.
It was my first time in Montreal and I can only say great things about that city. Everybody is friendly, the mood is laid back and the food is next level. We stayed in a hostel for four days and it did its job. Granted it looked really run down but that was a part of the experience. It was still clean, so that was fine.
The festival itself was a whole different ball game. I've never been in a place so crowded, never have I stood for so long, never have I sweated so much, never have I chugged so much water. That being said, never have I had that much fun in my life.
I saw a lot of shows, discovered new bands, lost all respect for an artist I once liked (Google: K-OS Osheaga), and raised my hands like I was giving out energy for a spirit bomb.
I can go on and on about the bands/artists I saw, but these are the cats that stood out the most.
Rudimental put on an unreal show and I'm so happy I caught them because, let's be honest, they'll never come to Saskatoon.
Disclosure is a band I'm head over heels for right now. The show was great, and they even brought Jessie Ware on stage to perform a few songs.
Capital Cities, I had no idea who these guys were, but they started off the festival and that was a hell of way to go.
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaries, this man here, hands down, best show in the festival. I was supposed to go see Icona Pop instead but the second this guy belted his first note, I was all ears.
Mumford & Sons, I never listened to these guys a whole lot, but they could make me cry.
Azari & III, these guys were entertaining as shit.
MNDR, it was a 30 minute show but she worked it.
Kendrick Lamar, duh.
The only one thing that was upsetting was the fact that Frank Ocean had to cancel because of a torn vocal cord. Miguel was supposed to perform in place of him, so that would've been alright, but he too also cancelled to be at Toronto's OVO fest. So the person who replaced Miguel was K-OS. Naturally I vetoed that, probably ate poutine and spent the rest of the time in an outhouse because K-OS is horribly unappreciative and disrespectful to his fans and music in general. GRR
If you ever get the chance to go to a festival, absolutely do it. Going in, I only really wanted to see a few artists/bands, but I left loving even more.
I know for a fact that I'm going back next year. Might even be a yearly thing for me.
The Durr Party