We spent the day sitting in the sun listening to great music, enjoying time with our friends. The TURF atmosphere holds a special place in our heart. It’s relaxed, inclusive and just a really good time. Despite the rain the show went on and on, with over 44 bands performing on 4 stages, it was often a rock, paper, scissor situation to see who we stroll to next. And often, the food vendors caught our eyes along the way.
We also met with old friends and some new friends like Vancouver-based Limblifter who celebrated the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut self-titled LP, which spawned hits like “Tinfoil” and “Screwed It Up”. Limblifter has amassed some impressive accolades since their inception, including JUNO nods for Alternative Album of the Year, Breakthrough Group of the Year, five top-charting Canadian radio hits including “Screwed It Up”, “Ariel vs. Lotus”, “Wake Up to the Sun”, 20+ videos, and 3 independent full-length albums.
We also caught up with Marlon Williams made his late night television debut on CONAN and he also won Best Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards, and previously won New Zealand Country Song & Country Album of the Year in 2013. No need to use any hack or cheat to buy an ticket.
Of course the Barenaked Ladies and Jimmy Eat World will continue to draw in the crowds and thrill us night after night, but the new musical talent TURF brings in year after year is what keeps us coming back. We’re excited to see who’s on the list for next year.