Sunday night was amazing. Stucer and I drove out to Kelowna and had such a great night. Yummy dinner and then the concert… I’m short on words to describe it.
We were a bit late, arriving part way through Kingdom Cloud’s set. I’d never heard of them but am SO GLAD that I caught what I did of their set. I gotta say that the drummer was the best part – that girl was smiling the whole time as she worked her percussive magic. Fun to watch and fun to listen to.
Aidan Knight was next up with the Friendly Friends (Julia, Olivier, Dave and Colin) and they fully blew my mind. This group of people is so talented it makes my sick. I’m already a huge fan of Aidan and his music (and so is Swimmy, evidently, as he swims around in my belly enthusiastically anytime I put Aidan’s music on) and I’ve seen him play three times, and each time it only gets better. I love his music for all the complexities and intricacies, the instrumental nuances. And the TRUMPET!!! I get goosebumps when I hear Altar Boys. But I have to say that my Very Favourite Part of their set this time round was Aidan’s friendly shout out from the stage before Knitting Something Nice For You, “this song is dedicated to my friend in Vernon and everyone else who loves to knit or bake or any craft that’s considered socially marginal.” Rad.
Stucer and I rounded out the evening with a little yarnbomb I created just for the night. I thought it was quite apropos.