Music Mondays: Osheaga re-cap

Another year, another Osheaga! Let's break it down, day by day, shall we? 



Thoughts: I hate to be a debby downer right off the top but Friday did not blow me away. Definitely the most disappointing day musically. Chet Faker was the act I was excited to see on day 1 of Osheaga, but the acoustics were so poor and the volume so low that the conversations around me were louder than his music. Such a shame. 

Fave shows: 

  1. Of Monsters and Men
  2. Florence & The Machine (hello wind machine!!) 

What I wore: MuchMusic was covering Osheaga so I occasionally bumped into colleagues throughout the festival, and a friend described my outfit as "a fashionable diaper". I'll take it! 




Thoughts: The line-up on Saturday was EPIC. I mean, you've got everyone from St. Vincent to Nas to Robin Schulz. There was a show for every taste and every genre that day. The weather started off beautiful; sun-filled with marshmallow clouds sprinkled in the sky, then midway through Nas's set, Mother Nature decided to throw all the festival-goers a curveball and rain hard. Those drops were coming down fast and furious; thankfully our friends had a poncho to spare. Phew. 

Fave shows:

  1. Milky Chance
  2. St. Vincent
  3. Kygo
  4. Caribou

What I wore: Took a cue from Florence from the night before and wore a flowy kimono style top (animal print, of course) with oversized denim cut offs and a simple black tank top. 


Thoughts: My feet were sore. My legs were sore. My voice was hoarse. That's Osheaga for you! So I gave my body some decent nutrition before hitting the ground running; 2 eggs, 1/2 an avocado, salsa and some local raspberries. NOM. 

Sunday is always bittersweet at Osheaga; magical because you realize that 150,000 people came together for the love of music, and sad because now you have to wait a whole year before putting on your bracelet and exploring Parc Jean Drapeau in crop tops and floral head crowns. 

Sunday is also the day when I finally take a minute to let it all soak in, taking in the sights, the sounds and the unfortunate smells... We were lucky enough to have a gorgeous sunset over the main stage as Alt-J absolutely killed it, the band had a sea of people dancing and singing along. Best show of the weekend.

Fave shows:

  1. MS MR
  2. Hot Chip
  3. Alt-J
  4. The Black Keys 

What I wore: Went for a classic festival look on the last day, high top black converse shoes, denim cut offs, a plaid shirt tied around my waist and a black tank top with a little peekaboo from my lace bralette. Cozy, cute and I was able to cover-up when it got chilly.