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September 6th, 2008
Since I’m a Virgin Festival virgin, today is already quickly becoming a weekend of many “firsts.” Not only did I just see my first ever VFest performance (Shudder To Think), it’s also the first time I’ve actually been to the centre of Toronto’s Centre Island, it’s the first time I’ve gotten to stand in the “photo pit” for a show, and another VFest first of mine: the Bacardi tent.
I had heard Kat and Wendy speak of this mysterious tent after they returned from Pemberton Festival, but I didn’t quite understand what all the fuss was about. Even when I entered said tent at around 4pm today to take a gander, I wasn’t necessarily blown away. I mean, it was your standard party tent with a massive dance floor and DJ booth on a stage. What’s the big deal, right?
Well then DJ trio Let’s Go To War hits the stage. Unfortunately the dance floor wasn’t that full, but their crazy energy and infectious beats soon had everyone boppin’ along. Then, suddenly, a MARCHING BAND (yes – a full fledged marching band), entered the tent and started playing along to Let’s Go To War’s beats! LGTW then switched on M.I.A.’s amazing “Paper Planes.” With the marching band playing along, it became an EPIC dance party – and it sounded great! Naturally, the tent quickly filled up and I suddenly bought the Barcardi tent hype: screw the various stages, this tent truly is the place to be all weekend.
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