festival ∙ Rifflandia 3 · Victoria BC

In photography by webmeister Bud

Highlights from the third annual made-in-Victoria Rifflandia Festival.

20100928 - Rifflandia 3-01Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
50 mm · 1/60 s · f/2.2 · ISO 800

Jocelyn Greenwood of Jets Overhead.

Rifflandia was, by all accounts, turbo epic. 157 artists at 11 venues over four days, all accessible with one wristband.

Due to “scheduling conflicts” (the classic concert-canceling excuse) and a bionic plague which beat me about the head with a couple of toasters, I was only able to make it out to one night of Rifflandia.

Thankfully, it was the night my #1 choice of the 157 artists played: Jets Overhead.

This is the first time I’ve photographed the band since, oh, 1997, when they were The Special Guests!, one of the featured artists of The Q!’s Rocktoria (local artist showcase CD) 9, in the old Legends Nightclub (formerly The Forge, later to become Element, currently CLUB 9ONE9).

Even then, Jocelyn Greenwood exuded a very similar zentense feeling while performing, much like you see above.

Since 1997, Adam Kittredge, Piers Henwood and Jocelyn added new members to their band, underwent a name change, released 3 full-length albums, 2 EPs, singles, remixes and instrumentals, and became absolutely HUGE in China.

These days, I see Jocelyn somewhat regularly, owing to the fact that she works at a record label one floor down. Small world.

20100928 - Rifflandia 3-03Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
50 mm · 1/125 s · f/2.8 · ISO 800

Gord Downie (you may know him from a little band called The Tragically Hip) with his side project, the Country of Miracles.