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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Huge orange flying boat rises off a lake / Thousand-year-old petroglyphs doing a double take / Pointing a finger at eternity / I'm sitting in the middle of this ecstasy
— Bruce Cockburn, Wondering Where the Lions Are
January 9, 2009
Pemberton Music Festival

The 2009 Pemberton Festival has been cancelled which can’t come as a surprise to anyone. Pemberton seemed like fun, and I considered going but I could smell those traffic problems—and my accompanying frustration—coming from a mile away (not to mention the other logistical challenges.) 40,000 people taking a two lane highway to a village with a population barely over 2,000 was a sure recipe for failure.

Weekend festivals in remote locations that place prohibitive restrictions on what you’re allowed to bring in have a way of not going very well too. Attendees weren’t even able to bring bottled water in from outside: everything had to be bought on site.

Still, a great concept poorly executed. We’ll see if it comes back for 2010, as part of British Columbia’s post-Olympic hangover.

Posted by skooter at 1:16 AM This entry is filed under Music.
This entry is tagged: Concerts, Sea to Sky

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