Heart of the City Festival – June 11th 2005

Heart of the City Festival – Edmonton, Alberta – June 11th 2005

We made our way into downtown Edmonton, to the Giovanni Caboto Park, and it began to feel slightly creepy. It wasn’t that we were about to play our first show, no, but because we were driving through downtown Edmonton. Some one would joke later that they were scared they we were going to get jumped. Although I must admit, once we got on stage and I realized that the two months of practicing finally paid off, the tension drained away and was replaced by ecstasy. It didn’t matter where we were as long as we were playing live.

Lots of Edmonton friends came out to support us but there were faces in the audience that I hadn’t seen for years. We had friends come down from Fort Nelson, a 10 hour trek, and friends from Vancouver Island, a whole day’s journey. Even my Mom flew in from the Island to show her support and convinced Grandma to come along. Now there are some fans!

The whole process was an excellent opportunity for the band. We got to play with many great artists and made some new friends with other local bands. The event also landed us an interview on the independent radio station CJSR 88.5. It was used to promote the festival and it also featured the first time a Living Illusion song was ever played on the radio. It was a great experience for us overall.

Special thanks have to go to Terri Rambold the event coordinator, Greg the man running the show, and Corey Johnson for video recording our live performance. It was a wonderful event and we look forward to playing again next year. Keep up the great work.

Happy and Fulfilled,
Shane Lamotte

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