Here’s a video of Serena Ryder closing at the 2009 St. John’s Folk Festival. Held in Bannerman Park in the city, the festival is part of the “St. John’s Time” series of summer fests, which starts with the George Street Festival (Blue Rodeo were special guests this year) and includes the St. John’s Regatta – the longest running annual sporting event, and the St. John’s Busker’s Festival.
Serena thoroughly enjoyed herself at the show, repeating a phrase which I have come to hear often from bands playing here “You’re the best crowd ever.”
I missed most of the summer fests as I split back home to Ontario for summer fun at the cottage. It’s my favourite place in the world. I am a lake person. So is Maggie the Boston Terrier.
My plane was delayed over 12 hours due to Toronto’s now common tropical storms, and I didn’t make it back until Regatta Day, which unfortunately I had to sleep through due to my all night unexpected flight. But I couldn’t miss the festival. Nope nope.