As you might now (since I've been going on and on about it), I broke my camera Saturday night at the Ottawa Explosion (a month or so ago, that is). Thus, at the shindig's Sunday roundup I only had my point-and-shoot, bought back when I was still going to Bluesfest and needed something that wasn't an SLR but still had decent telephoto. Fortunately it was a nice sunny day, so apart from testing the focus repeatedly on random objects.
And yes, Gaycation were the first band on stage, but not quite the first act, since Sunday also hosted Debaser's Drone Zone, where a number of more experietal artists held forth, starting with Not Here/Not Now.
On to the Hello Kitty-loving people of Gaycation; unfortunately this was one of the band's last shows. I suspect we'll see the folks involved hitting the stage in other projects soon enough.
LP is amused!
Guitar action with Alanna!
As is customary, the singer of the band wears the pinata and is sat upon by the guitarist.
Then it was back into the Drone Zone; Jared Epp brought some electronic noise to the Explosion.
The well-disguised women of Blue Angel were on next, this time in matching gold lame outfits.
Sammi sings! I also caught her solo act Pipahauntas just a few days ago, so pictures of that will be up soon (or perhaps that should be "soon").
Shiny action with Lidija!
Sammi works the low end.
Caylie is amused!
The whole lot!
Then there was some more Drone Zone action, this time with Everett - who play again July 25 at Black Squirrel Books to help raise funds for a capital pride alternative in August.
Adjustments are made.
Elsa sings some!
The last act I caught was Bonnie Doon, and they rocked away in fine style as usual.
Rhythm section action!
And that was it for the Ottawa Explosion! For me anyway. I did go to the Monday after-festival show (if memory serves), but didn't have a camera up to the task of Black Squirrel Books' interior.