Chilled-out crowd enjoys think-outside-the-box sounds at Folk Fest’s opening night – Edmonton Journal

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Chilled-out crowd enjoys think-outside-the-box sounds at Folk Fest’s opening night – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2015218 Views

August 6, 2015

All throughout the evening of Folk Fest 2015’s opening night, vendors were weaving through the crowd selling $2 candles. But only at about 9:30 p.m., when aboriginal community advocate Lewis Cardinal took the stage to acknowledge the territory we were sitting on, was it dark enough for them to really light up and twinkle.

By the time Icelandic indie-pop headliners Of Monsters and Men — playing in Edmonton for the first time — emerged about 25 minutes late, at 10 p.m., the hill was fully twinkling.

The darkness also allowed for the first semblance of a light show to accompany the band, which, playing as a nine-piece, was in full orchestral swing. Their harmonies and group vocals lent well to the time of night — finally, perhaps after a few drinks, people were singing along at full-tilt.

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