On Wednesday, March 24 ten members of the band headed 50 kms out of town to play a gig
We played for Envision Financial a Fraser Valley credit union
The party theme was Mardi Gras, a costume call Carnies pull off with flair.
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The Workless Party celebrated the first day of Spring with one of their (in)famous parties at the Japanese Hall.
The band, dressed in red and black played a stage set
After the stage set the band took the party outside
Cory with Lisa clowning above
As usual Luke out-dresses the entire band
The procession, celebrating the 2010 Paralympics on the Downtown Eastside, travelled from the Evelyne Saller Centre on Alexander to the community garden in the 100 block of East Hastings.
More images here:
Jesse, James and Shannon
The Bright Light Procession followed a route through the DTES travelling about 8 blocks from point A (Dr. sun Yat Sen Garden) back to point A
Right up until the last minute the weather was very wet but the rain stopped for the most part once the procession got under way.
Tara and Luke
Most members of the Carnival Band were lit up like Christmas trees.
Additional pictures from Bright Light can be found in our
Interurban Gallery, Hastings and Carrall Sts.
On Sunday, March 7 the Carnival Band joins a group of Vancouver performers in the Bright Light Procession of Performing Circles on the DTES.
A section of the newly created Carrall St. greenway
The evening procession circling several blocks in the heart of the DTES promises to be a visual treat. This project promotes local art galleries, public art and artists based in the community.
The procession sets off from Pender and Carrall Sts at 7:00 p.m.
Band members can check sausage for call time, location and costume call particulars
On Saturday the Carnival Band wrapped up the last of a string of commitments on Granville Island that began on February 13
Goldean in her fabulous new hat
The entire two weeks were great fun, due in no small part to the dedication of the many carnies who were able to make it to the gigs.
Pachiel and Simmah travelled down from Lasqueti Island to play every single ‘Olympic’ gig, including busking, with the Carnival Band.
Simmah and AJ
Drummers Bryan, Brenda, Ann and Diane
plus miscellaneous disembodied sax men
(There’s just something about a sousaphone player)
Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone who pitched in to make these gigs such a great success
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The Carnival Band wrapped up the last of 6 gigs for Place de la Francophonie on Friday night.
Amazingly for February, Friday was the only night of the 6 that the Carnival Band had to play in the rain.
Brenda, Heidi, Susan, Ann
The band would like to thank everyone at Place de la Francophonie who assisted us and helped make this gig so much fun.
Special thanks to Elgin and Annick
Susan, Simmah, Pachiel
We also want to thank our new friends, Erminio, Ben, Elizabeth, Meg, Stuart and Conor of the incomparable and amazing Big Nazo.
It was a blast from start to finish.
The whole gang, standing still
I’m trying to teach myself to use a new lens for gigs where low light is an issue, any lack of sharp focus or depth of field is entirely due to operator error. Thanks for your patience.