Last Saturday was made for music fans. In Toronto, you had a free USS show (which I mean…come on…how could you go wrong there?), but if you were a ‘little’ further west, there was Big Music Fest in Kitchener which played host to a variety of awesome bands.
To start the day, we had some energetic performances from The Modern Hearts, The Mohrs, The Glorious Sons and Extreme. Yes, that Extreme. Even if you aren’t a die hard fan of these guys, you’ll know them as the band who brought you the ballad “More Than Words,” and don’t lie, you love that song at least a little bit.
As the day went on, and the heat finally started to die down, the crowd began to fill up as Monster Truck took the stage. If this hadn’t been an outdoor venue, these guys would’ve straight up torn the roof off the place. Rocking out less than an hour from their hometown of Hamilton, these guys felt the support of their fellow Canadians and they did not disappoint.
Our second blast from the past took the stage. A band since the mid 80’s, Jane’s Addiction has not lost their touch. They had the crowd moving, and on the wood chip covered ground, especially after a couple of drinks, that was far from an easy task.
Last but definitely not least, headliners Soundgarden took the stage to a roaring applause. Aside from the large crowd that were crammed up against the barrier, people began to spread out in certain areas as air guitars took over McLennan Park for the remainder of the band’s set. If you’ve ever seen I Love You, Man, just replace Rush with Soundgarden and that’s what the park looked like!
All in all, Big Music Fest was a great day to enjoy some awesome music outdoors. Whether you went to see your favourite band, or to be introduced to new ones, the event showcased some great artists – making for one hell of an awesome concert experience.