As Ottawa Bluesfest closed Sunday night, I asked some local queers and allies what their favourite performance was at our city’s largest music festival.
"Snoop Dogg was my favourite. The energy from the crowd was phenomenal, and I got to essentially smoke weed with Snoop Dogg,” Kat, 28.
"MSTRKRFT because I actually got to meet them. They were very friendly. The atmosphere was off the chain. The crowd at the electro stage is getting better,” Razz, 27.
"Bad Religion. I saw them in ‘97 at the Warped Tour, and they still have the same strong prescence,” Greg, 32.
"Wrong Way Kids”
"Tiësto. I’ve wanted to see him for years. His set was very exciting, and the crowd got very involved,” Caroline, 48.
"Feel It in My Bones” (feat Tegan & Sara)
"LMFAO. Their set was wild, colourful and out there,” Bruce, 40.
"Party Rock Anthem”
"Current Swell. They were the closest to blues that I saw. The band was animated, and everyone had a great time even though they were sweating. They didn’t have to ask the crowd to sing and clap along,” Bert, 50.
"Metric. They had an acoustic vibe you could feel in your bones. Emily gave a speech about how her music shows her fans she loves them. It brought the crowd to an emo place. They performed a good mix of songs,” Jayda, 29.
"Youth Without Youth”
"Paul Oakenfold. Because I’ve been such a huge fan for years,” Dawn, 29.