About 3 months ago, back in August, Chad and I headed to Montreal for Osheaga. It was the first major festival we've been to together and we had the best time! We definitely fell in love with Montreal and wish we could just move there - but the lack of our french language skills will definitely hinder us in this dream. The weather was insanely hot - but the rain held out (mostly) so we were all pretty lucky. We saw some amazing bands: fun., Sigur Ros, The Shins, M83, Brand New, Of Monsters and Men, Portugal. The Man, James Vincent McMorrow, and many many more. Even though I've seen almost all of those bands before, the spirit of a festival changes everything.
This completely saved me in the Montreal heat - so yummy.
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Such a cute bow in this lady's hair!
We got to be front row for Sigur Ros - it was as mesmerizing and amazing as you'd expect. I had to keep pinching myself so I'd remember it was all really happening. Ahhh...
This is the wonderful apartment we got to stay in - rented through www.airbnb.com. If you haven't used Airbnb before, I highly recommend it, I have stayed in some amazing places!
The apartment had an adorable claw foot tub that I was pretty taken with!
We took a little walk around the neighbourhood we stayed in, near Cremazie station....
On the metro heading back to the Osheaga grounds!
Here is a very crappy photo from a Panasonic Point and Shoot when we got to see Brand New front row. Not the best performance I've seen, but it was really great to see them live again.
I was pretty excited about it!
Then I got to run into these two cuties!
We tried to take shelter from the absolutely sweltering afternoon sun under these umbrellas - didn't work that well.
The handsome man I got to spend the weekend with.
There is a blurry me sitting on one of those lightboxes (but you could only tell that in the evening, of course).
Lots of beautiful foresty areas there.
The back of Jana's lovely head.
I gained a little weight over the weekend from all the poutine (just fries for me though).
Then I got a super fresh, super tasty burger! Sadly I had to eat it without the bun, but I was just happily to be eatin' something. Yum.
Then on Sunday, the clouds moved in....
...and it POURED. But it was okay-because Dallas Green has a pretty voice.
We spent a few hours on Sunday enjoying Old Montreal, it was a bit wet, but that made it all the more beautiful!
Not blurry, look closer.
Thanks goes to Chad, for being awesome and willing to take all these shots of me.
Photos taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 35mm 1.4 lens, my Canon AE-1 50mm 1.8, (with Kodak Portra 400, and Fuji Superia 400 film), and a couple of shots were taken with a free Topshop disposible camera I got at the festival and my Dad's Panasonic TS2.