Monday, July 6, 2009

Pics of the Jazz Festival

We did go back last night to hear some more great jazz music and I got a few pics before the batteries died. This is on Ste.Catherine street between the Festival stage and the Rio Tinto Alcan one.

I also love seeing these metal gates with the cat and notes. These could be seen mostly at the various entry points for the site. As usual they searched my purse; I even had a circular needle in there since I'm hoping some yarn comes in at work and I can start the scarf Ida ordered from me.

Patrick Watson was performing on the big GM stage and we got there just as Lhasa de Sela was singing. She was one of his special guests as was Guy Nadon. I really love Lhasa and was thrilled to see her even if it was only on the giant screens they had put up everywhere around the stage. Even the Loto-Québec stage's giant screens were showing Patrick's show.

Elann yarn

The yarn I ordered from Elann last week has arrived at work. The Lara yarn in burgundy is just gorgeous. It will make a very nice scarf. I can't wait to start knitting tonight.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Montreal International Jazz Festival

The Jazz Festival is going on full swing since June 30th when Stevie Wonder opened up with a big free outdoor concert. I heard it was amazing despite the rain. Last night Claude and I went downtown to walk on the site and ended up catching Chocolate Thunder's show on the Loto Québec stage at 23:00. It was really great even though the weather was a bit cold. As usual I did not have my camera so no pics. I'm hoping we go back tonight and will make sure to bring my camera this time around.

It's a great place to be if you're a jazz music lover since there are so many free concerts happening on several stages at different times. We passed by the Rio Tinto Alcan stage and Lily Frost and the Debonairs was on stage.