October 22, 2010

Breakout West! Kelowna BC!

Lake Okanagan, Kelowna BC

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?!

(4) Comments

  1. John "tb3" says:

    I heart Said the Whale.

    Do you think you could ask Aidan Knight when the hell I am going to get my vinyl I pre-ordered one hundredty million years ago?

  2. nickwynja says:

    I’m a little upset I missed Said The Whale. I had a hockey game so, you know, priorities.

  3. Grant Lawrence says:

    But wait… didn’t I see you at the end of the event? Or did you just get there when they wrapped up?

  4. Aidan Knight says:

    John! It’s in the mail, 100% for real! It’s coming this week!

    Sorry for hijacking your blog, Grant.


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