festival ∙ V.I.C. Fest 2012 · Victoria BC

In photography by webmeister Bud

Thank you, Vancouver Island Cultural Festival (V.I.C. Fest), for kicking off festing season in Victoria.

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10 mm · 1/100 s · f/5.6 · ISO 1600

As the sun sets on St. Ann’s Academy, the crowd goes wild for headliners Current Swell.

20120619 - V.I.C. Fest-0002Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
110 mm · 1/800 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600

Kytami warms up her violin during the second V.I.C. Fest.

This is definitely the most serene photo I have of Kytami. As you may remember, she is a violinistextremist, and most of my other shots have her in the air, shouting, or otherwise fully kinetic.

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10 mm · 1/50 s · f/4 · ISO 400

DJ, ex-carpenter, future computer scientist, and all ’round nice guy Nigel takes to the decks at V.I.C. Fest.

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70 mm · 1/250 s · f/4.5 · ISO 400

Mz B Haven of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue.

I first met Mz B (tho’ she was “Angie” back then) in 2004 or so, during my time with the Poi Pixies.

See those black bits of fabric around her neck? Those are the finger loops of her flag poi, last seen on this gallery during VEMF 2011.

Angie is a confident, talented performer, adept at singing, dancing, poi, and hoops (to my knowledge; she can probably walk a tightrope, too), and it was great to see her perform at V.I.C. Fest.

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70 mm · 1/640 s · f/3.2 · ISO 1600

Vince Vaccaro had the crowd screaming and fist pumping one moment, swaying and singing along the next.

Yeah, it’s his back, but I felt this shot best showed his appreciative audience.

I’ll find a shot of his piercing eyes soon. Ladies do love those eyes.

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150 mm · 1/320 s · f/3.5 · ISO 400

Laura Smith of Rococode, entranced.

Their set was fantastic, despite the fact that their drummer got stuck in Vancouver.

20120619 - V.I.C. Fest-0007Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
155 mm · 1/200 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600

The wild Lilliecam, captured while left momentarily unattended on the stage at V.I.C. Fest.

The Lilliecam is a very cool vintage polaroid belonging to Lillie Louise Photography.

There were a lot of photographers (and some videographers) at V.I.C. Fest.

Let’s see if I can remember them all . . . besides Louise there was Tyson, Dave, Adam, Jen, Brian . . . and those are just the people whose names I know. There were at least six others I can picture in my flaky little mind right now.

At least it was a well-covered festival!