Hola, friends! Iâ€™ve arrived in my favourite city just in time for Osheagaâ€¦three days of musical bliss, festival insanity, and consequential hangovers.
On the roster this year: Ellie Goulding, MACKLEMORE (!), The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Vampire Weekend, The Cure, and about 4023902 other bands.
Osheaga is Canadaâ€™s biggest music festivalâ€¦I literally couldnâ€™t find a hotel to stay in because everythingâ€™s booked up. My flight yesterday from St. Johnâ€™s was filled with Newfs all attending the festivities, and the city is already swarming with people.
I went out last night with my friend Blair to kickstart the party, and started the evening at Rebel on Sainte-Catherine. A pint of beer was $4.25. I love you, Montreal.
And then we ended up at the newly opened La Champagnerie for a bottle of bubbly, and my hair caught on fire thanks to a candle. Donâ€™t worry, itâ€™s still luscious. And the bar was awesome, as were all the bartenders with beards. Donâ€™t be discouraged by flaming gingers.
(To add insult to injury, my shoe literally fell apart on the walk home.)
(Photo cred Susan Moss.)