Squamish Valley Music Festival

After the wedding, J and I headed up to Squamish, in British Columbia, the so-called “outdoor recreation capital of the world.” We spent one evening at the Squamish Valley Music Festival, seeing Atmosphere and Eminem in concert.

We actually ended up much closer to the stage than this.

We actually ended up much closer to the stage than this for Atmosphere.

A crummy picture but the only one of the general ambiance.

A crummy picture but the only one of the general ambiance.

Shady

Shady

The festival takes place in the middle of the mountains, so everywhere you look there’s some beautiful view. It’s a big and growing festival, with about 30,000 people per day. We arrived at 7 pm on Sunday, what with the time it took to get our wristbands at Will Call (bad idea, btw… should have had them delivered to sister-in-law’s house)—but we were just in time for the beginning of Atmosphere’s show, which was, to be honest, the reason I went to the festival.

Once I saw them, I felt like I could probably have gone home, but I would have been wrong. Eminem, whose music I don’t really follow so I just know the hits, was epic. It was the closing show of the festival so there were 30,000 people in the audience. He closed with Lose Yourself. Then we spent three hours driving back to North Vancouver to our hotel (normally a 45-minute drive!).

Here’s an official video about the third day (very short).

Squamish Valley Music Festival – Day 3 Recap! from Squamish Festival on Vimeo.

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