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If you like to dance until midnight, sample delicious food truck fare or rave to some of the world's best music, then there's definitely something for you in the Great White North this summer. Coast to coast, Canadians are gearing up for the start of another exciting season of music festivals. With a selection as diverse as its landscape, music lovers have their pick from folk to hip hop, EDM to country, and everything in between!
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What seemed to be an experiment of sorts in fact created lasting impressions inspiring new friendships with strangers and proof that authentic moments are indeed possible within the "shiny penny syndrome" many call real life.
As the summer draws to a close, we look forward only to the rigidity of back-to-school bro-fests organized by student unions. The life of a touring musician is far from glamorous, summer festivals or winter club shows. But at the end of the day that adrenaline rush of playing a show -- any show -- makes it all worthwhile.
"The thing I really loved about it was that at Shambhala, it doesn't matter how you look, what you wear and who you are. Everyone's there to have a good time and to dance the way they want to dance."
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This might seem weird to young adult festival-goers, but while indie may have started as youth subculture, it's become a scene that people aren't aging out of. Many of the first-wavers of the post-millennial movement now have kids and they want to bring them out to enjoy a weekend of sun and song together.
If you missed this show, he's also performing at Festival d'Ete in Quebec City (July 7) and the Ottawa Bluesfest (July 9). Last year, Woodkid's show at Metropolis on the early days of the festival was the talk of the festival. It earned him a spot on the main stage as the headlining act on opening night. Shorty deserves another invite and hopefully for one of the free outdoor shows too.
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