|The "relaxing" long weekend is on it's way!
||[May. 16th, 2008|09:16 am]
M Jason Parent
As soon as work is done today I haul ass 2 hours to Montreal, with a 10 minute stopover at home to drop off my laptop and pick up a change of clothes.|
Tonight is the Kinetik Festival in Montreal. I'll be missing the first act (Cenotype) and getting there just in time for Synnack.
Then at 08:00pm it's Distorted Memory, 08:50pm Headscan, 09:45pm Memmaker (awesome local act), 10:45pm Rabia Sorda, 11:50pm Funker Vogt (a lot of people are going for the FV show, but I think of FV as one of the three bands that destroyed what I love about industrial music), 01:00am Kiew (AWESOME!) and finally 02:00am Noisuf-X (more kick-ass). The night ends at 3:00 am, and I drive back to Tyg's place in Montreal and crash.
Tomorrow at 3pm the doors open again for the noise night... PerfectionPlastic, Sorehead, Tonikom, Displacer, Iszoloscope, Empusae, Mono No Aware, Xotox (I fucking LOVE this band), Terrorfakt (awesome), Feindflug (also awesome), This Morn' Omina (worth the ticket price alone) and finally Sonar (no clue).
At around 3:30 am, I grab Drippy who is here from Alberta for the festival, and we drive back the 2 hours to Ottawa, arriving circa 5:30 - 6:00 am. I'll drop off Drippy at a friend's place (Nick and Tara, how do you feel about a Drippy on your doorstep at 6 am?), and drive to the Hotel.
Yeah, tonight the Gelflings are dancing at a show in Ottawa. Tomorrow they are competing at an Irish Dance Competition in Montreal (same city I'll be in, but they compete when I'll be trying to catch up on sleep). And then tomorrow night they drive to Ottawa and Dex sets up the late registration table at the Hotel in Ottawa for the Irish Dance competition there on Sunday that Dex is the registrar for. Dex has been incredible at this job, putting in mega-long hours every night (last night was the first time this week that I went to bed after she did). Super impressed with how well she's handling it. And can't wait for it to be over to be honest.
So I arrive at the hotel at 6:30-ish, and we head out to set up the feis at 7:30... I'm noticing a distinct lack of sleep in here. Oh well. I help set up the feis and then once things are underway stick around to see G1 dance at least once before I crawl away and find somewhere to sleep for a few hours.
Because I'm DJing Sunday night, the last part of the night - 1:00 to 2:30 am.
It's going to be a fucking RIOT I tell you!
(And I've had to skip a gaming convention happening in Ottawa to fit this in...)