After yesterday’s trip into craziness, I thought I would tone it down a little today :). I love music, always have, and when I was a teenager I went to concerts all the time with my friends. However, over the years the price of concert tickets has skyrocketed, and I just can’t justify spending so much money to see one group for a couple of hours. That’s why I get so excited for Big Music Fest in Owen Sound, Ontario each summer because you get to see 8 Canadian bands for one low price of $59.00, and the concert goes from noon until 11:00 at night at an outside venue at Kelso Beach. Unfortunately, last year Big Music Fest was cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
This year, my friend, Marcy, and I bought our tickets months ahead of time and crossed our fingers. As the date approached, the list of groups was confirmed – The New Cities, Down With Webster, Carly Rae Jepson, Rival Sons, The Arkells, I Mother Earth, The Trews, and Three Days Grace. Three Days Grace was the clincher for me because they are a truly amazing alternative rock band!! I was really excited about trying my new camera that day, but only small cameras were allowed into the concert, so I decided to take my hubby’s Canon Powershot SX220HS instead because it has 14x zoom. Considering these were all rock bands who rarely stood still and I was fairly close to the stage getting jostled by the crowd, I was really pleased with the results. Over the next couple of days I will show you my favourite shots.
The stage early in the day before the crowds got bad:
The New Cities (new group who I was very pleasantly surprised by):
Carly Rae Jepson and her band (huge with the young crowd right now with the hit single “Call Me Maybe”):