Last year I arrived in Toronto from Los Angeles to discover the Queen West Music Festival, (coincidentally), if there is such a thing. It was one of those pleasant surprise’s discovering talent the purpose of my move back to Canada.
On Queen Street West is a store called Magpie I discovered two designers shot a video and guess who saw it? the legendary man of music Prince and next thing you know these designers are making wardrobe for Prince for his Welcome to Australia Tour.
The magic did not stop, it was on Queen West I ran into and became friends with Canadian film director Bruce McDonald who invited me to come see his film Hard Core Logo 2 about a punk band.
Walking to Chippy’s the fish and chip place I ran into two ladies who became friends of mine one of whom owns the recording label in Vancouver File Under Music with some very talented bands.
My first encounter with the organizer of the Queen West Music festival Krista Grant was at the drake while she was carrying some shots for the band at the Drake Hotel to say thanks guys for helping out. So was I going to miss this music festival in the vortex of magic? What do you think? It was not gonna happen.
There is no better place to come chill then Trinity Bellwoods Park, it truly is the vortex of magic, you just have to be open to it. My friend Josefine a health crazed Swedish model, mathematician, brain’s with beauty joined me especially since I told her my friend Jessica Mitchell was going to play.
On a sunny day in the park with great people the bands played, while Jeff and Krista ran around as if waving their magic wand making sure all went well. The magic was at play, as these images will show you.