Virgin Fest live blog Saturday
1:37:05 PM: All the media dudes at #vfestyyc have macbooks. Waiting for the great bloomers to start the festival.
1:50:21 PM: Thank the sunshine lords for bringing it today. If rain shows up today this festival is going to turn into a giant mudpit, which definitely has upsides but more downsides.
The Great Bloomers have taken the mainstage as the crowd trickles in. The Toronto band is definitely setting up a good start to the day. Not crazy rowdy but upbeat piano filled rock.
2:08:43 PM: While I appreciate the bowl/amphitheatre like set up, I don’t like walking up hills #vfestyyc
2:22:37 PM: Mother Mother just took the stage. I am loving the red pants Ryan is wearing #vfestyyc
2:45:56 PM: Mother Mother is also good at rocking the white rimmed shades, pretty sweet #vfestyyc
3:05:12 PM: It is hot here! Lots of shirtless men, not necessarily a good thing! #vfestyyc
3:15:44 PM: Man Thunderheist are a great dance party band. People should get up on their feet! Party time! #vfestyyc
3:22:19 PM: Hahahahaha Thunderheist is awesome! #vfestyyc
4:07:54 PM: Arkells have brought the honest to god rock to the stage! Thunderheist video to come! #vfestyyc
4:24:53 PM: The crowd loves Arkells! #vfestyyc @virginmobilecan
4:37:20 PM: That was 25 minutes of pure effin’ awesomeness, seriously! #vfestyyc
5:17:15 PM: K-os has arrived. How the hell is he not boiling in that outfit. It’s a sweatfest here! #vfestyyc party time!
5:29:26 PM: Crowdsurfing happening during k-os set! #vfestyyc
6:08:41 PM: Waiting for Wintersleep! #vfestyyc
6:20:36 PM: Yay for Wintersleep! Seriously worth it. #vfestyyc
7:32:36 PM: Calgary has really shown up for Pearl Jam #vfestyyc
7:54:14 PM: Two hours of pearl jam coming up! #vfestyyc
8:02:38 PM: Holy eff! This crowd is going wild for Pearl Jam! #vfestyyc
8:11:07 PM: I wish I can drink a bottle wine of wine on stage like Eddie Vedder #vfestyyc
8:25:02 PM: I wonder what it’s like to hear 15000 people cheer your name?
9:01:42 PM: There’s no question about it, this crowd and the other bands too, came just for Pearl Jam #vfestyyc
9:21:32 PM: Climbing stage equipment still seems like a good idea when you’ve been around as long as Eddie Vedder
9:44:53 PM: Lucky us got to hear a never before performed song, brought out the cellphones and lighters.
9:52:01 PM: Wow, it’s definitely not over yet.
10:30:16 PM: The whole festival is ruined by trying to get out, seriously #vfestyyc
10:54:02 PM: Wow, that was a long trek out and I feel bad for those trying to walk or cab it
Loving the play by play for those of us stuck at work who can’t make it out to the festival!