Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Song and Dance

Back to Mississauga's South Side Shuffle for one more post. This time I'll focus on the song and dance which was pretty much the real purpose of this event. Never mind that I was also in search of colourful photo opportunities while people watching in my two prior posts.

harper andthe midwest kind
Harper and the Midwest Kind is a Michigan-based band led by an Australian harmonica and didgeridoo artist. They tour around Canada and the U.S., and they put on a great show for the many folks who came to see them. See all those lights up there? And all of the trusses and equipment that it takes to put on a show, on several different stages such as this one?...





meatalworks was there
Metalworks Production Group sets those stages, keeps light and sound equipment running smoothly, and takes everything down again at the end of the event. My son, Alex is on their team and was working long, hard hours throughout the event. It was with Metalworks Institute that Alex learned all about the industry. When he graduated, they hired him on production staff and he's been enjoying his career ever since.





dancing in her seat
Toe-tapping music got people dancing in their seats.





greet and dance
Others were encouraged out of their chairs to dance. I believe these two were strangers to one another before this moment.





dance with me
But not afterward.





Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth 3
Canadian band Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth put on a great performance.





Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth 2
The lead singer was very high energy for such a hot day and he had a hard time keeping his feet on the floor.





hazel and friends
Even our Mayor Hazel McCallion had trouble keeping her dancing feet still.

And so, a good time was had by all. That's it for the South Side Shuffle. More photos coming up soon.

33 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i am a big 'can't sit still' person with good music. i'd have probably been pulling people out of chairs to join me. :)

Frank Baron said...

I'm sorry to have missed it this year. I'm pretty darn sure I'd have enjoyed it more than the last time - in one way, at least. :)

Red said...

No wonder you went back to Mississauga. this must have been a blast.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Such striking photos! Wonderful. Be careful posting high-res ones, though. There are many who will steal them.
I'm so happy to visit!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

sage said...

Looks like a fun time!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i def enjoy live music...the energy in it...the fun in just being there...this def looked fun...

Stephen Hayes said...

There's something special about live music that just isn't experienced when listening to music on the radio.

DJan said...

How wonderful! Your pictures especially took me right there! :-)

Anvilcloud said...

It looks like a very fun festival,and you did a fine job shooting it.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Wonderful captures of a fun day.

Andy said...

Another fine batch of photos. You always seem to know what to photography for an interesting storyline.

ADRIAN said...

An impressive set. I always enjoy concert photographs. Thank you.

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

I'm such a good dancer sitting in my chair; just don't let my feet get started, lol. LOVE all the excitement you captured and it's so great to see Hazel again! She looks like a fun person. :)

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

Looks fun. Everyone appeared to be having a wonderful time.

ellen abbott said...

yah, looks like a very fun event. I wondered why only the singer's shirt was drenched with sweat before I read your comment.

Daryl said...

what fun ... your photos capture the spirit of the pleasure everyone was experiencing!!!

messymimi said...

It's lovely to see people so happy!

Barbara said...

This looks like such a fun festival! You got some great shots - were you up close?

Shammickite said...

I can't sit still at those live music events either. I was at the jazz fest in Newmarket this year, my feet couldn't stop tapping!
Good old Hazel, I met her once, she is so TINY!!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful time this must have been, Hilary!!!

Reena Walkling said...

How fun HIlary and you got some awesome images!

Betty Manousos said...

oh, it looks like a very fun festival!
-this must have been a blast.


big hugs~

MastHoliday said...

Wonderful photos!!

Sharon Wagner said...

Even when you photograph song and dance your photography is the real deal. Not just a song and dance!

photowannabe said...

I love all the candid snips of life that you captured.
You really bring it all to life.
Happy packing...hope the moving goes smoothly.

Sandi McBride said...

It looks like a good time was had by all! This is my kind of party...and the Mayor. now she is a gem...
Sandi

munchow said...

It's a great series of photos that captures the festival with life and energy. Great work!

Russell said...

Okay. I like these. I like these a lot.

There is not enough room here to set out my thoughts but I like each of these images for different reasons. The last image of the mayor is precious.

The young man with the red tennis shoes jumping on stage is dynamic as are the people in the background.

The two strangers dancing is moving (poor pun but the best I can do at the moment ...!). I like these shots a lot.

Will stop here. Just really nice. Lot of feeling in these images. I can hear the music.

Dianne said...

the dancing people are wonderful !!

Sandy Carlson said...

I am a girl without rhythm or musical sense, so I totally appreciate the magic you capture here.

A Cuban In London said...

I love these images. So much joy and enjoyment of life in your photos. I love them! :-)

Greetings from London.

Michael Manning said...

Hilary: I'm reminded of the line by the late actress Ruth Gordon: "Music is the cosmic dust"! There's so much life in these photos. Enjoyed...

Anita said...

Oh, the life of a musician! I'm glad your son is happy with his job as he gets to work and sort-of play with them.

Looks like a good time was had by all!