July 24, 2011

Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest 2011 Recap

a morning jacket

The annual Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest is the biggest local event every summer. Bluesfest consist musicians of various genre performing outdoor for two weeks. It's a celebration of music as well the summer in the country's capital. But just make sure you keep your crap together for nights you go (literally), unless you don't mind using the porta potty and look like a constant Nicky Minaj face after you come out.

Other than The Tea Party, another highlight of the festival include Mother Mother, a band base in Vancouver, who demonstrated their vocal ability throughout the night hitting those high notes. A number of Mother Mother shirts were seen throughout the crowd worn by a mixed of hipter and punk audiences. Everyone there raved at "Arms Tonite" and "Body of Years" when it was performed.

mother mother

Emily Haines from Metric is as pretty in real life as she is on TV. The group attracted the crowd right away with "Sick Muse" and "Gimmie Sympathy". Emily ran back and forth the stage keeping a contact with the crowd throughout the performance. Metric has been a regular performer at Bluesfest since 2005 and Emily says they wouldn't have it otherwise.


As for watching Mr. Disney Nick Jonas & The Administration perform... I would have fell into a snoring coma if it wasn't for some 12 year old fan girl with their high pitch scream every few minutes. I mean, the heart felt songs touched me so much that it almost put me into a snoring coma of Disney dreams. Yeah, that must have been it...

nick jonas and the administration

Overall I was impressed with Bluesfest this year. Sure, one of the stage fell down in a midst of a thunderstorm like a Lindsay Lohan on a Saturday night, but no one was seriously injured so I say the festival is still a success.

Special thanks to Ming Wu for these photos


  1. you're hilarious. your comments about Lindsey Lohan and Nick Jonas crack me up! but sounds like a good time!


  2. haha at least nick jonas is cute!!! haha

  3. Gosh Nick is so cute! Looks like a fun event. The pictures were so well taken!

    Love, Fashionandnumber

  4. That does look like it was a good time. I've always wanted to go to a music festival like that. I don't have any in my neck of the woods.

  5. It's cool that you got to go the the Bluesfest. Haha I can't imagine the potties at a busy concert, gross! XD LOL I've never even heard the Jonas songs but I can imagine Nick might not be up to par or as exciting as the other performers.

  6. man! You seem really to have had a wonderfull time! Looks awsome too!

  7. Wow, looks like you had an amazing time, I can imagine Nick Jonas being quite boring but his face is so pretty, so I'll allow it ;).

  8. I love festivals! I am sure you had so much fun!

    Nick is cute!

    Have a lovely Monday!


  9. Haha..your brilliant!! Glad it was fun..and I think I would have fell asleep to while Nick Jonas was on stage!

  10. Oh this sounds like a wonderful music event. I haven't really been to a music festival before but this one would be great.

  11. These pics are so awesome! I love music festivals :) xx

  12. great gig out there hun, glad mu enjoyed!

  13. loll with your criticism on lindsay lohan and jonas ! ahahahaha

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  14. I hate porta potties, but love blues fests. I like it when we have events on the National Mall in DC--so I can enjoy the music and then show my ID to get into the closed museums to use their bathrooms. =)

    I wonder if our Disney Dreams are the same???

  15. Hahaha your comments are hilarious :p! Good Monday morning reads, also, gosh, why can't Vancouver have amazing concerts like this? Yay for Mother Mother repping Vancouver :)!

  16. I totally know what you mean about the Porta Potty ...:) I hate them!! (I mean who doesn't) sounds like a lot of fun, love festivals but here in Miami many of them end up into a big, big circus, at least the latest ones so I stay away but really want to go to a well, well, organized one.


  17. Oooh Nick Jonas?! I loveee him! Great pictures!

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