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    Pemberton had 180,000 attendance last year. Must be 100 bands. Google image and wiki pemberton festival and be amazed. Yes, wish we did have something like this here. And no, big valley is nothing like it. Big valley is a party tho.
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    That 180k figure is a bit deceiving, as they're counting people each day. But yes, Pemberton is a pretty good festival. I was also lucky enough to attend the first one, which also had a phenomenal lineup (although a lot of overlap with the Sasquatch 2006 festival I was at a couple years before): http://www.songkick.com/festivals/53...-festival-2008

    They definitely experienced some growing pains, and I think they didn't even have it again for 3-4 years after the first one while they worked out the concerns (Pemberton has some of the most fertile farmland in the world, apparently).

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    Pemberton is something that I've wanted to go to but not exactly a convenient location. Around a 14hr drive. Then if you don't get a tenting spot you have to go all the way to Whistler or Vancouver for accommodation. Maybe I'm getting old but it seemed more work than pleasure. More rules too. Beautiful area though. But I would feel sort of bad being one of thousands tramping around in a pretty pristine location. What I love about the area though is it is so down to Earth, so Natural albeit that said I haven't been there for decades.

    Unrelated but I think the vibe of a festival has something to do with its location, charm, beauty, transcendence and that it helps keep people in numbers on a good path. A tarmac is no place to put these huge crowded festivals. Crowding naturally stresses people. Should be on beautiful earth to keep the calm. People enjoy that a lot more. Reference to a couple of the Sonic Booms and one of the Woodstock reincarnations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement
    What I love about the area though is it is so down to Earth, so Natural albeit that said I haven't been there for decades.


    Heh, "so natural" is not what I think of when I drive from Vancouver to Whistler or Pemberton, now. If you haven't been there for decades, you'll be shocked at how much development there is when you do. There's some nice stretches between Squamish and Whistler, and certainly North past Whistler. But the area's about as "natural" as the Canmore/Banff corridor is.

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    My contacts in the music business here say that a replacement for Sonic Boom is in the early stages for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Petrin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement
    What I love about the area though is it is so down to Earth, so Natural albeit that said I haven't been there for decades.


    Heh, "so natural" is not what I think of when I drive from Vancouver to Whistler or Pemberton, now. If you haven't been there for decades, you'll be shocked at how much development there is when you do. There's some nice stretches between Squamish and Whistler, and certainly North past Whistler. But the area's about as "natural" as the Canmore/Banff corridor is.
    Yeah, in more recent times I've only been out as far as Squamish and just past Whistler. So that's why I qualified my nostalgic statement. The area was beautiful and unspoiled. But you're right, would probably be kind of depressing for me to look at it all now. I remember Pemberton being a sleepy west coast kind of hippy town. Development fairly contiguous all the way out to Pemberton now? Yikes. That would remind me of going to Hawaii and seeing less and less undeveloped coastline and beaches.

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    No, there isn't "contiguous" development all along the highway. Hence why I said that there's some "nice stretches" still. I just mean that Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton have grown and expanded massively in the past 20 years.

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    ^Sorry, I used the wrong word. More intermittent development then. What do all those people do past Whistler? Still commute for jobs? Just with a quick look those Real Estate prices sure aren't inflated for Fishing or Lumber industry. Seems just like the whole escalation of pricing in the Lower mainland and sea to sky area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man From YEG View Post
    My contacts in the music business here say that a replacement for Sonic Boom is in the early stages for next year.
    Excellent news

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    Also, Pemberton is cancelled and the company putting it on is bankrupt. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-n...stee-appointed

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    That's terrible news. Squamish also down. Looks like very few options for big festivals in WC.

    This Ontario Way home festival is offering free admission to pemberton ticket holders. Pretty decent of them to do this.

    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/ontario-festiva...ders-1.3421452

    some of the same acts seem to be playing there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    That's terrible news. Squamish also down. Looks like very few options for big festivals in WC.

    This Ontario Way home festival is offering free admission to pemberton ticket holders. Pretty decent of them to do this.

    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/ontario-festiva...ders-1.3421452

    some of the same acts seem to be playing there.
    They're offering tickets because their sales are also lacking. This way they'll at least get food & beer sales. Not a banner year for Canadian festivals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.L View Post
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    That's terrible news. Squamish also down. Looks like very few options for big festivals in WC.

    This Ontario Way home festival is offering free admission to pemberton ticket holders. Pretty decent of them to do this.

    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/ontario-festiva...ders-1.3421452

    some of the same acts seem to be playing there.
    They're offering tickets because their sales are also lacking. This way they'll at least get food & beer sales. Not a banner year for Canadian festivals.
    Maybe just me but the lineup didn't look that stellar for a major festival. Could also be why it had trouble selling tickets.

    I'm liking the lineup at Montreal Jazz festival. They get some really great acts in there. Would be a good year to check it out with other festivals being slim pickings;

    http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-C...ation/Artistes

    Prices are steep though. Doesn't seem to be any shortage of deep pockets in Montreal. A lot of these acts are 100bucks a ticket.
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    They definitely watered it down this year.

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    Don't know if JayBee is still alive but...

    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/enter...515/story.html

    There are various reasons for big acts to skip Cowtown, but the main culprit is generally the constraints of the Saddledome. In particular, the technical demands of blockbuster rock concerts increasingly exceed what the Dome’s 1983 roof can handle.
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    For most concerts, when issues of egress, sightlines and stage placement are dealt with, McMahon’s capacity can shrink to considerably less than 30,000, he said.
    “You can put twice as many in Edmonton and you do the same amount of setup,” he said.

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    a 90s Cancon fan's dream!

    Also, OLP is opening for GnR at Commonwealth.

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    That's a decent lineup. Much better than the typical local dj's and garage bands. I'm jealous though, Halifax gets free deadmau5 for Canada Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.L View Post
    a 90s Cancon fan's dream!

    Also, OLP is opening for GnR at Commonwealth.
    They are? Hmmm......bizarre - I'd figure Gn'R has enough good time buddy - old Whiskey a Go Go 80's hair bands that would jump at the chance to revive their old library....ie, Ratt, Faster Pussycat, LA Guns, Warrant, Cinderalla etc......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    That's a decent lineup. Much better than the typical local dj's and garage bands. I'm jealous though, Halifax gets free deadmau5 for Canada Day.
    We have Sarah McLachlan at Rogers on Canada Day. I'd take that anytime over 2nd rate derivative deadmau5.

    Nice lineup for Taste of Edmonton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    That's a decent lineup. Much better than the typical local dj's and garage bands. I'm jealous though, Halifax gets free deadmau5 for Canada Day.
    We have Sarah McLachlan at Rogers on Canada Day. I'd take that anytime over 2nd rate derivative deadmau5.

    Nice lineup for Taste of Edmonton.
    Each to their own. deadmau5 is definitely not 2nd rate. I'm not even sure what metric you'd use to gauge that? Fans? He obliterates her in social media. Sales? Electronic doesn't sell records, they sell shows, and his net worth is quite a bit higher. Considering her career started 20 years earlier, she hasn't achieved a fraction of what he has in terms of defining a genre and amassing fans.

    She's great, this isn't slander on Sarah in the least, but to call Joel 2nd rate is pure salt on your part. You don't have to like him or electronic music, but recognize the contribution.
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    That sounds like a depressing Canada Day at Rogers Place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP59 View Post
    That sounds like a depressing Canada Day at Rogers Place.
    And, unlike deadmau5 in Halifax, you have to pay for that sadness. Halifax will be the best party in Canada on July 1st. I hope the city is prepared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    That's a decent lineup. Much better than the typical local dj's and garage bands. I'm jealous though, Halifax gets free deadmau5 for Canada Day.
    We have Sarah McLachlan at Rogers on Canada Day. I'd take that anytime over 2nd rate derivative deadmau5.

    Nice lineup for Taste of Edmonton.

    God, she's so depressing. Good luck with that! Ugh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
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    That's a decent lineup. Much better than the typical local dj's and garage bands. I'm jealous though, Halifax gets free deadmau5 for Canada Day.
    We have Sarah McLachlan at Rogers on Canada Day. I'd take that anytime over 2nd rate derivative deadmau5.

    Nice lineup for Taste of Edmonton.
    Each to their own. deadmau5 is definitely not 2nd rate. I'm not even sure what metric you'd use to gauge that? Fans? He obliterates her in social media. Sales? Electronic doesn't sell records, they sell shows, and his net worth is quite a bit higher. Considering her career started 20 years earlier, she hasn't achieved a fraction of what he has in terms of defining a genre and amassing fans.

    She's great, this isn't slander on Sarah in the least, but to call Joel 2nd rate is pure salt on your part. You don't have to like him or electronic music, but recognize the contribution.
    I love a lot of EDM. Got into it way back in the rave days. I just don't find that Deadmau5 have added anything unique, or particularly interesting to the genre. I find it very derivative. I think it depends on when one originally hit the type of music. If you were listening to genre bending stuff way back 25yrs ago and on, then a lot of what came after sounds less original. But if you don't have that musical back catalog and just started listening to EDM a dozen years ago or so then maybe the stuff sounds unique and more of a contribution.

    Deadmau5 sounds like repetitive utter crap. Its music to be dance to I guess, not to listen to. Not one track of his I've heard that is remotely interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H.L. View Post
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    That's a decent lineup. Much better than the typical local dj's and garage bands. I'm jealous though, Halifax gets free deadmau5 for Canada Day.
    We have Sarah McLachlan at Rogers on Canada Day. I'd take that anytime over 2nd rate derivative deadmau5.

    Nice lineup for Taste of Edmonton.

    God, she's so depressing. Good luck with that! Ugh..
    She's one of the best spiritual singer/musicians in the world. A Canadian Icon and legend. A fabulous performer. A lot of her catalog soars and especially in concert. Seen her 10 times. I like a wide range of music but for what Sarah does she's about the best at it.

    I'm not going to the Canada Day show though as we're probably headed out to Elk Island that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chmilz View Post
    That's a decent lineup. Much better than the typical local dj's and garage bands. I'm jealous though, Halifax gets free deadmau5 for Canada Day.
    We have Sarah McLachlan at Rogers on Canada Day. I'd take that anytime over 2nd rate derivative deadmau5.

    Nice lineup for Taste of Edmonton.

    God, she's so depressing. Good luck with that! Ugh..
    She's one of the best spiritual singer/musicians in the world. A Canadian Icon and legend. A fabulous performer. A lot of her catalog soars and especially in concert. Seen her 10 times. I like a wide range of music but for what Sarah does she's about the best at it.

    I'm not going to the Canada Day show though as we're probably headed out to Elk Island that day.

    She honestly depresses the hell out of me, each to their own though.

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