- Post Tour Best Bud Make Overs.
Holy frig, I did it. I drove from Thunder Bay to Halifax in our ’99 Band Van alone. I am a Jedi.The Universe is unfolding as it should. I landed in Toronto covered in power steering fluid as I spilled it all over myself after topping it up. Half asleep with legs of jell-o, I stumbled through the door of my best friends home.
Lindsay : “Carmen, get ready. We are outta here in 10 minutes…Aretha Franklin is playing down the street. It’s free.”
Me : “Arrrrreee you for real?”
I literally lost all communication skills and just stood there. I regained my composure, scooped my jaw up off of the kitchen floor, threw on some red lipstick and my leather jacket and was on my way to see Aretha. Now, my van needed to be repaired in Thunder Bay and I land in Toronto on this day of all days? Going to see the legendary Aretha with my bestest, oldest, friend?? Ahhhh…I think this what Dylan sings about…”a simple twist of fate”. It was a very special night <3
I am back in Halifax and it’s almost time to leave again. I am off to play Stan Fest this weekend!! This year will be special as it is a family affair. My sister, her husband and my adorable nephew attend every year. I am really looking forward to enjoying the music and art with them. I am also pretty stoked to see my buds The Divorcees play. It has been way too long.
Here are my set times for this weekend..
Saturday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Fogarty’s Cove Stage
Saturday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Boot Camp Writing Rock Songs
Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Hillside Stage
Sunday 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Little Dover Stage
Sunday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Fogarty’s Cove Stage
If you can’t make it to Stan Fest…you can also find me here!
The Calgary Stampede, Evolve Festival, New Glasgow Jubilee, Natal Day Festival, FredRock Festival, MFest, Larlee Creek Hullabaloo, Estuary Fest, Right Some Good Food Festival, and The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival!
…or any beach on the East Coast perfecting my awesome beach bumming skills.
Thanks so much to everyone who made this tour amazing. I am beaming with happiness that we pulled it off.
Much love and rock