Posts Tagged ‘Concert’

Win 2 VIP Tickets To #PepsiPopUp @Lights Acoustic Performance in Toronto!!!

June 25, 2013 12 comments

Pepsi Taste Challenge 2013_R4_No Backgrnd resize OK, I just got word about this contest I can run for you, my loyal readers. Electro-pop sensation Lights will officially kick off the Pepsi Taste Challenge at the all-new ‘Pepsi Pop-Up space’ at 315 Queen Street West in Toronto. There she’ll delight Pepsi fans by administering the popular Pepsi Taste Challenge and performing an exclusive acoustic set on Wednesday, June 26 beginning at 2:30 pm. The official Twitter hashtag for the Pepsi Pop Up is #PepsiPopUp for those of you who want to follow the action online. The contest I get to run is hooking one person up with two VIP tickets to this launch event!!! Details below!!! You know you want to check this out, I mean just look at that picture of Lights below, she knows how to play a keytar! You know a musician is awesome when they can bust out a keytar! (Although she probably won’t tomorrow, it being an acoustic set.) Read more…

12 Tips For 21st Century Summer Music Festival Attendees: A Festival Survival Guide

June 18, 2013 8 comments
Downsview Park Summer Music Festival Toronto

VELD 2012 far back from Main Stage on Day 1

We in Toronto are in our first weeks of warm weather and with it comes the parade of summer music festivals. I don’t care what kind of music you’re into, for the purposes of this article they’re all the same.

I saw a bunch of similar posts from various outlets and while some of them, like’s “Festival Season Packing Must Haves,” are really great and super helpful there were still a few things I found to be missing so I decided it was time to write my own. Also, I have kept this as unisex as possible although some of these tips do not make for the most fashionable advice the point of this is utility not fashion.

1 . Set Specific Meeting Times/Places To Regroup:

There’s a strong likelihood you’re going to get separated from your friends over the course of the day/festival. Take a look at the festival schedule before you head out and decide on (a) time(s)/band(s) during which you’re going to definitely regroup. When you get to the festival try to scope out a good rally point relative to each time or band and see it in real life. Places that make great spots for this are – for example – a portapotty/bathroom area or one of the booths selling stuff. Don’t pick a tree or bush unless it is REALLY, REALLY distinctive because you’ll never all be able to find it again. Also, choose a spot where everyone who’s still left standing is going to rally at the end of the day. There will be a rush of people trying to leave the festival area as soon as it’s over so unless you have somewhere super pressing to be that night you’re better off hanging back and meeting up with your friends.

2Bring Cash, ID, & Maybe Some Plastic But Leave Your Wallet At Home:

Unless you know for a certainty that they’re going to take plastic at the venue you’re attending I recommend bringing some cash. Don’t go crazy because you’re going to be quite disappointed if you misplace it but remember that there’s a strong likelihood of there being vendors who won’t take plastic and direct you to an ATM which has a long line up AND charges you an arm and a leg for the privilege of taking out some money.

I very highly doubt you’re going to need your pharmacy’s reward card and your movie theater membership while at a summer music festival so leave your wallet at home. You’ll be fine with the cash, a piece of ID like a license, and a credit and/or bank card. The lighter you travel, the better.

3. Wear Clothes With Lots Of POCKETS! (Like Cargo Shorts/Pants):

6 Front Pockets Cargo Shorts

These trusty cargo shorts of mine have 6 pockets in the front and 2 in the back. 2 of the front pockets fasten with velcro and 2 have zippers…talk about secure!

The more pockets you have, the better. You generally don’t want to be toting a bag around with you all day and if you have clothes which have a whole bunch of pockets  you can stay organized and comfortable. The alternative is to be jumping up and down while wearing a backpack, it’s annoying to say the least! Also, it is unfortunate but some people are jerks and try to pickpocket at these kinds of events. Pants/shorts with pockets that close up are going to make it that much harder to become a target and they also make sure things won’t fall out in general.

4. Bring A Portable Backup Battery & USB Charger:  Read more…

FREE @CityAndColour Concert TONIGHT @ 8:15pm Presented by @The_Edge & @NXNE

June 6, 2011 Leave a comment

I am very excited for this because this is one heck of a great band and I always love seeing some good music especially when it is free!

From Edge 102.1 Toronto’s website at (I also borrowed the poster above as well).

102.1 the Edge in concert with North By North East presents The Edge Sugar Beach Sessions featuring the City And Colour Official Record Release Party on Monday, June 6th at 8:15pm!

The new album Little Hell is on sale Tuesday, June 7th.

City And Colour will perform songs from the new record along with a couple of classics live at the Edge studio on Sugar Beach at 25 Dockside Drive.

This event is free to the public and everyone is welcome to come down to watch from Sugar Beach. If you can’t make it, you can watch it as it happens at!

Location on Google Maps (see map below)

Lexus Intros New CT 200h, A Hybrid Crossover, With Concerts In Toronto!

August 27, 2010 1 comment

Someone from Lexus’ Promotions company tweeted me on Tuesday asking if I would be interested in joining them as a VIP tonight (Aug 27) to celebrate the world debut of the newest Lexus Hybrid, CT 200h.

I said yes, of course, and am right now writing this blog post on my BlackBerry Bold 9700 on the TTC en route to the cocktail party before the free concert by Canadian band The Stills (on Twitter they’re: @The_Stills).

In fact, Lexus is having this event in the Distillery District of Toronto all this weekend with different bands there every day.

Here’s the full schedule of concerts:
Friday, August 27: The Stills at 7 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 28: Lily Frost at noon to 1 p.m.; and The Midway State at 5 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 29: Paper Lions at 3 to 4 p.m.

The rest of the details I got are that there are interactive stations where you can get into the new car (so you can come check that out right before you go into the party), and then there is a VIP section separated off at the front of the stage where I will be able to watch The Stills.
The also asked me to tag my tweets and photos on Twitter with #LexusLive so expect to see that in my tweet stream this weekend.

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