1. Hanging out with all the music industry types while witnessing Jully Black check out her own booty while hosting The Indies at the Docks. ("You know you've got a booty when you can turn around and actually see it.")
2. Seeing performances by Wolfmother, Priestess, Jacksoul and Fefe Dobson. (The latter of which was surprisingly good--Fefe Dobson might not be much to look at, but the girl's got stage presence. I was really impressed. She kind of reminds me of the lead singer of the Noisettes.)
3. A bartender randomly giving us all free shots (maybe she felt bad that we all had to dress alike?) followed by an impromptu hip-hop dance party where we were the only people dancing, and guys draped us in Mardi Gras beads.
This is Mauricio. Alex kept asking for my cell phone number. When I asked why, the boys conferred frantically with each other in Spanish before concluding, "You are an older woman, so perhaps you could teach us?" Maybe something was lost in the translation, but. . .no, nothing was lost in the translation there. It was a pretty straight forward proposal.
5. Shutting down some CMW volunteer who accused me to selling out to a major corporation. "You know something? I might be a corporate whore, but I'm also getting paid to watch bands for free," I told him. There was no further argument from his side.
My CMW pick for music: Under Byen, from Denmark. Their music could only be described as etheral, and I was a fan of their two drummers, cello, violin and saw. They're on the cover of Eye Weekly this week, although I haven't had a chance to check out the article. (The band was headlining Eye's CMW showcase.)
Alice's pick: Harmonica is a group from Norway. Alice described them as "really cute." I just think their music is fun.
Bonus pick: If you're looking for something that reminds you of the Cure, with a lead singer that wears the shiniest red shoes ever, check out Australia's Bit by Bats.
Next up: The Canadian Breakdancing Championships tonight.
Facts for Friday: Better on Your Coffee Break