Barnstorm 14 was a huge success – the weather was fantastic, and audience members and musicians had a wonderful time. Several people have commented that this was the best Barnstorm yet, and that this is THE music festival to play.
Thank you to everyone who made this event great, including of course the bands that made the magic happen. You all played scorching sets!
I want to thank all of the volunteers – I couldn’t do it without you:
Special thanks to Dick Alta Vista for doing a great job as MC for the evening, and for the delicious Jamaican patties for the bands. He also transported the bass amp and drum kit. You were fantastic!
Thanks again to Laker Beer’s generous sponsorship of suds for the bands. Thank you Kevin Colbourne and Laker Beer!
Sound Output Audio Productions (SOAP) for the sound reinforcement and recording and front of house PA – thank you Mark Valcour, Justin, and Jay Kay.
Dave’s Drum Shop for the loaner drum kit – thank you.
Spaceman Music for the bass amp – thank you.
Thanks to Dylan Hunter from CKCU for your great audio ad. Bravo!
Dwight Macpherson for the poster design – thank you.
Thanks to Derek and Jennifer Bradshaw, who organized the raffle, arranged for the Marshall fridge, and worked the gate.
Special thanks to Kent ‘the man’ MacMillan for all the effort you put into the drum riser, and the new improved Green room walls and the heavy lifting – thank you.
Thanks to Martha Walsh desserts for our performers’ hospitality area, stage direction, and her work at the Merchandise booth and Tom Walsh for the airbag detonations – it’s always wonderful to have you with us.
Thanks to Dave Sarazin and Matthew Crosier from CKCU for spinning the tunes in the Chill Zone.
Thanks to Michael Valerio for obtaining, and providing the bacon butty.
Lastly, I would like to thank my girlfriend Margaret for serving food, and for putting up with me for the last few weeks, as there were many long nights and early mornings that were spent working on the endless details that need to be attended to. Thank You Sweetie!
2013 might be over, but 2014 is just in its beginnings (incredible that it takes a year to put on a weekend). If you would like to be part of 2014, even in its early stages, please let me know. You can stay in touch by joining the facebook page here; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barnstorm/168753139849376?ref=ts&fref=ts
Feel free to share your photos, and let me know what you thought of Barnstorm 14.
So get your rest, and keep your ear to the grindstone – Barnstorm 14 is already in the works! The date for Barnstorm 15 is August 23rd, 2014. SAVE THE DATE!
Thank you all for a remarkable weekend.