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!)
I am guessing about 600 people camped there at it’s peak on Saturday.
I arrived Friday with Captain Paul and Samantha Clayton.
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.
I’ve partied at EE every year but the first. Every year I head up in with my buddy Captain Paul. We 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. The RV is stuffed with food and drink so we’re not exactly roughing it!
Another year I performed a short act called HEADLESS. The most unusual memory of performing was in 2010 when I had fractured ribs.
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.
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!