I’ve been slacking on the blogging. Reading Week crept up slowly, then came to an abrupt end. This was also the first spring break I’ve had in four years of post-secondary education where I remained stressed out.
I can’t say I did anything too productive, nor did I “go out” often. I binge-read some of the books I accumulated throughout the semester. I also spent an embarrassing amount of time watching conspiracy theory documentaries. And, like any depressed person with no stability for seven days, I slept a lot and completed only a marginal amount of work.
Even though I didn’t go out that often, I did check out Festival du Voyageur for the first time in over a decade. I’m quite sure I was only 8 years old the last time I went. It was with school, and I remember my parents giving me spending money. I came home with one of those cliche multi-coloured scarves and a handmade leather pouch (which, oddly enough, I still have in my trunk of random stuff I simply must hold onto).
In case you didn’t already know, Winnipeg has an awesome music scene. Festival hosted two great local bands on the night of Feb. 24: Living Hour and Sc Mira.
It was my first time seeing Living Hour, but after only a few songs I already knew they’d be a new local favourite. The lead singer’s dreamy chops brought back memories of seeing Feist at Winnipeg Folk Fest back in 2012 (she even has the same effortlessly cool blunt bangs). Sc Mira has toured Tokyo, North America, and been on numerous festival stages. Their lead singer, Sadye Cage, gives out some major Grimes vibes and is always unpredictable on stage (during their set, she even busted out a tube of fake blood and smeared it up her arm). If you’ve never listened to them, I highly recommend checking out their EP, “Waiting Room Baby.”