Wow, time flies these days. Boots & Hearts was a couple weeks back, August 4th to the 7th in Barrie Ontario. Helluva festival, a tad on the crazy side, not the most insane fest I have been to but getting there.
With that said, when you are pushing 46 000 people for a show, you know some stupid showed up. But the people were great, the grounds awesome, and they treated me amazing. I got to meet some great photographers and writers from all over … be sure check out some on twitter:
- Very Cool lad from Vancouver/Victoria #BH5 for Aesthetic Mag, and beer friend at BH5 – Jeremy Mac Knott ~@J_Mac_Photo . Check out Jeremy’s nature stuff
- The crew from Canadian Beats that cover all kinds of stuff ~@CanadianBeats1
- Mike Highfield - another beer friend from BH5 and a very awesome photographer from TO, check him out for a little different perspective on a concert ~ @MC_Highfield
- The lads Corey & Rian doing the interviews for the Mason Jar Sessions ~ @MasonJarConf If you like on the spot interviews that are fun mixed with some music check it out, a great interview concept by Corey Kelly ~ @CoreyKelly76
- Scott Burns @SBurnsimages didn’t get to chat much with Scott, we lost him on Day 2 due to a cold… he’s another TO photographer that shoots for Soundcheck Ent as well
I know there were others but it was a whirlwind of a couple days. I got there on Friday late afternoon for Tim Hicks and headed back to Ottawa just after Ottawa valley boy, Jason Blaine on Sunday. If you are into new country and a good party this is your festival. One of my favourite parts was the Coors Banquet and SiriusXM Stage where they did pop up and stripped down shows, generally about 5 or 6 songs. Very cool intimate shows that pulled off nicely in the afternoon sun.
See ya all at Cityfolk, I hope!!
Some of my fave shots over the couple days.
A big thanks to Kendra & Corey Kelly for letting me crash at their place. I also now know guinea pigs make some strange sounds, I am sure some of the campers at BH5 can relate to strange sounds while sleeping.
Hope to be back next year
For those The Tragically Hip fans, be sure to order some Gord Downie memorabilia from In Gord We Trust . I donated a file from the Ottawa Show August 18th at CTC. It is a great charity and all the funds raised are going to Sunnybrook Foundation’s Gord Downie Fund for Cancer Research.
You can order up this:
The blurb from In Gord We Trust about the image:
Professional photographer, Sean Sisk, has stepped forward with his iconic photo blended with an emotional statement. A timeless image which will have Sean’s signature tastefully added at the bottom right corner during production.
Everyone talked about Gord’s hats during the tour so it’s nice to see Karyn’s creation from this rare angle!
Our imagery house is producing this at 17″ x 11″ via giclée printing on archival photo metallic paper, perfect for deep blacks and crisp highlights/text and long life. It will ship in a plastic sleeve, flat in a rigid mailer. A certificate of authenticity will accompany each piece.
When Sean approached us with the photograph we knew it would be a great way to cap off this campaign that Dorian & Jeff kicked off in June, not long after Gord’s terrible announcement. This is the last piece we will be adding to In Gord We Trust.
Photograph taken in Ottawa on August 18, 2016.
Get yours soon over at the site only $100.00 with min. of $50.00 of that going to cancer research