Look People reunion at Electric Eclectics

LOOK PEOPLE: 2013

LOOK PEOPLE: 2013

This weekend I made my annual pilgrimage to The Electric-Eclectics Festival on a hill near Meaford Ontario. (I’m just posting some favourite pics and a bit of this and that. When I find a site that collects images from the festival I’ll be sure to post it!)

Always a happy welcome to The Funny Farm!

Laura was at the entrance. What a happy welcome to The Funny Farm!

We got lucky, weather-wise...except for a hilariously wild hail storm that lasted ten minutes. Golf balls I tells ya!

We got lucky, weather-wise…except for a hilariously wild hail storm that lasted ten minutes. Golf balls I tells ya!

I am guessing about 600 people camped there at it’s peak on Saturday.

Samantha enjoyed her first EE Fest!

Samantha enjoyed her first EE Fest!

I arrived Friday with Captain Paul and Samantha Clayton.

The runaway brides made a splash on Saturday!

The runaway brides made a splash on Saturday!

Laura is a perfect hostess!

Laura is a perfect hostess!

IMG_1648IMG_1656We met a ton of friends and enjoyed good music, “bad” music, performance art and danced down in the forest with a DJ and later a live band.IMG_1758

The DJ room. Vinyl works just fine, thank you.

The DJ room. Vinyl works just fine, thank you.

Like always, about 20 performances were featured and our forty minute set flew by quickly. Look People hadn’t done a show in 19 years but after three rehearsals we were good to go. Apparently the band is like riding a bike? It really was timeless…I forgot how much I also like to rock out. I’m sure over the next week or so I’ll see some decent photos of the show…but everyone was in party mode so the only great footage I’m likely to see will be later; when Nika Belianina’s documentary on EE comes out.

The blue room with Nika.

The blue room with Nika.

I’ve partied at EE every year but the first. Every year I head up in with my buddy Captain Paul.296_67318775267_9981_n 111_5386895267_3832_nWe take his RV and I bring a couple tents. One is for privacy and the other is a group tent which includes a massage table.5650_240066425267_6172342_nIMG_2649IMG_2686IMG_1903 The RV is stuffed with food and drink so we’re not exactly roughing it!

The first year I went with Gigi, Beeta and Ashley. IMG_2498What a blast! Two days felt like a long adventure…with countless laughs!

Great Scott!

Great Scott!

El Gordo

El Gordo

Genevieve got up and sang with my project called ASTRO BABY.IMG_1854

I'm lucky to have a serious security guard patrolling our grounds.

I’m lucky to have a serious security guard patrolling our grounds.

Another year I performed a short act called HEADLESS. The most unusual memory of performing was in 2010 when I had fractured ribs.

Methinks the Good Captain is confused...

Methinks the Good Captain is confused…

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it's good clean fun...honest!

it’s good clean fun…honest!

I was totally out of it but loved making music with Great Bob Scott and Dave Howard. We also had Legs Mahoney as our interpretive dancer and although it was called ELECTRO SITTER it was in fact an unofficial Bonzai Suzuki concert.

"Electro Sitter"

“Electro Sitter”

Three cheers for Laura and Gordon!

Three cheers for Laura and Gordon!

The festival is run by Gordon Monahan and Chris Wardman and they…along with Laura Kikauka and all the staff and volunteers did a remarkable job. I’m most grateful!

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