View Full Version : Calgary FolkFest 2009

07-24-2009, 04:42 AM
I love the Calgary Folkfest! I try to attend all four days if I can. I thought that I would put this in the off topic section in case any other Calgarians or tarpies would like to add to it.

Here we go! Just some random photos from day 1.

The crowd settles in.


A Press Photographer turns his camera on the crowd.


This guy had a 'virtual' tarp. Actually, he was just staking out a spot for the rest of his crew.


Food Vendors at the Nomad's tent.


Justin Rutledge- he's hot girls! He had a great set as well!


Flickr page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/sets/72157621804087098/)

07-26-2009, 03:31 AM
A Vendor from the Nomad's Tent, my favorite food place. :)


07-26-2009, 03:37 AM
1600 volunteers make sure the Festival runs smoothly.


07-26-2009, 05:59 AM
Looks like it was a fun event. I especially like the guitare players in post 1 and the close up of the vendor in post 2.

07-27-2009, 01:03 PM
These 'Voyageurs' seem to be lost. :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/3761920799_1cd49e17f1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3761920799/)

07-27-2009, 01:44 PM
Ha ha..love that last post Raiven! Such character!

07-28-2009, 12:28 AM
Great shots! I wish i knew you where there. My GF was volunteering in the beer tent = discount!! Was there with some friends on Thur. drinking 'till they closed 'er down and again on Sat. and Sun. only less drinking on those days (GF wasn't working ;))

07-28-2009, 01:44 AM
Ha! Ha! I am not really a beer tent person. I confess I am a tarpie! I was a little disappointed that Michael Franti could not attend (ruptured appendix) but there were a lot of great acts. Lee Harvey Osmond, Arrested Development, The Decembrists, Alejandro Escoveda, Justin Rutledge, Iron and Wine and Gomez were the highlights for me.

07-28-2009, 01:56 AM
On the Bongos

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2503/3764958372_2224cb0dbe.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3764958372/)

07-28-2009, 01:58 AM
Yea Thursday was a bit of a gongshow, but how could i resist? We spent most of Sat afternoon at the Broken City stage as the tent provided some shade. We saw a lot of burnt people. The whole thing was a blast just like last year. Always well organized and well attended.

07-28-2009, 02:09 AM
This guy kept up a banter each day when the gates opened and the attendeees spilled onto the island.

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07-28-2009, 02:18 AM
Baskets for sale!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2489/3764150687_bab0582696_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3764150687/)

07-28-2009, 02:47 AM
Bootleg Photos:

Tom Wilson and Brent Titcomb of LeE HARVey OsMOND

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/3764159571_026bc3ed71_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3764159571/)

Tom Wilson

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2582/3764152699_9f94c26460_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3764152699/)

Close Up of the Guitar cropped from the above photo.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3488/3764952012_984fd8e32a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3764952012/)

Members of LeE HARVeY OsMOND along with Alejandro Escoveda and Chad VanGaalen

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3473/3764951794_dddc235940_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3764951794/)

The Good Lovelies

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2549/3764157971_f693208bf2_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3764157971/)

08-04-2009, 05:36 PM
Just saw this thread, just love the Bongos pic, thats a very well done photo. I also like the rest but that one stands out as a very cool, pic.

08-05-2009, 03:55 AM
Thanks, Acadie!

08-05-2009, 09:37 AM
I quite like the portrait of the guy at the top. Even without the caption I'd suspect him for a banterer.

08-05-2009, 02:06 PM
Lol, he was bantering at the crowd that day, "Welcome to folkfest" etc. I think one lady scowled at him because he said, "Oh she's not happy." I snapped this picture (below) and said, "well at least you are!" and showed him the pic. it is a just a tad less sharp then the other, otherwise I would have picked it first. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3450/3764147339_d7d51e2603_o.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3450/3764147339_d7d51e2603_o.jpg)