Went to Jericho beach on Friday night with some friends and ended up catching some of the Vancouver Folk Festival. We weren’t in time to see Iron & Wine but we did manage to hear the final act of the night, Arrested Development.
It was a little strange that more than half our group didn’t know who Arrested Development were (you don’t want to know how they remembered the early 90s) and others only after a few bars of Tennessee. I can’t believe the group wasn’t/isn’t regulated to Pop Up Video — does that show even exist anymore? It feels like I haven’t watched Much Music since about the time Mr. Wendal was a hit. Arrested Development certainly weren’t ‘folk’ but their Afro-centric, socially conscious brand of hip hop fit well into the vibe and made for a good night of trying to see the International Space Station.
Sitting under the landing flight path didn’t make things any easier.