Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mariposa Folk Festival 2012-Day One

  As everyone entered Tudhope Park in Orillia for this year's Mariposa Folk Festival late Friday afternoon is was clear that the trend of diversity among the artists as well as the attendees that I have come to expect and love was to continue again this year…..thank you Mariposa.

   It was hot out there but thanks to EventWater Solutions everyone was kept hydrated with their stainless steel water station....keep that water flowing.

   The Mariposa Mainstage kicked off Friday night with the funky pop sounds of Vancouver's Hey Ocean and ended with audience favorite Montreal trio Plants and Animals.

     But I have to say that the act that stole the day for me if not the whole weekend was Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long, I really don't know how to put into words what Shane Koyczan did up on that stage Friday night but he moved everyone one of us in that audience. With his mix of humour and heart wrenching honesty the slam poet got across his art in a way those only true poets can aspire to…..thank you.

 There are so many things to experience during a weekend like this you can't do everything...but you can do a lot, so get out there.

Remember, tickets are still available at the gates for the rest of the weekend

Tonight's Mainstage headliner is Jann Arden.

Here are a few photos from Day One… on to Day Two.

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Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

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