October 22, 2010
Hey folks! I’m spending the weekend in Kelowna BC, the capital of the lovely Okanagan Valley. I’m here for a very busy four days of BreakoutWest, the music festival and conference that leads up to the Western Canadian Music Awards on Sunday. Last night things got off to a great start… I dined with the CBC crew at an amazing local restaurant called RauDZ (weird name, amazing food, wine and beer – best Arctic char I’ve EVER had).
Then it was off to Habitat, Kelowna’s best club, for Aidan Knight, Victoria’s young pop prodigy, who was awesome and managed to control the all-ages crowd like Reveen! After Aidan wrapped it was time for Said the Whale… who did their entire set… in reverse. Just like that Seinfeld episode. They started with the encore, then left the stage, then came back and profusely thanked the crowd, then did their regular set backwards! Amazing!
Here’s my schedule for the rest of the weekend:
Friday Oct 22, 2:30pm – 4:30pm: Making Friends with the Media seminar
Friday Oct 22, 5pm: Live interview on All Points West, CBC Radio One, at Habitat
Saturday Oct 23, 2pm – 3pm: Adventures in Solitude Kelowna Book Launch (reading, signing, and special music performance from Michael Bernard Fitzgerald)
Sunday Oct 24, 8pm – 11pm: Western Canadian Music Awards, Kelowna Community Theatre
… And did I mention my hotel room has a “South Pacific” theme?!