Oh, the Floralies. There’s not much out there as scenic as that stretch of parkland can be on a summer’s afternoon. And there were quite a few of you there, dear Piknicers, to enjoy dancing among its flora, under the branches of its many trees. It’s an oasis of freshness in an enchanting location. Happen to see any elves and gnomes? No? It’s normal, they all migrated north a long time ago. No point in exaggerating how good it is.
So there you have it, a beautiful site made better by some great music. We had a wonderful time. As always, our security forces spent much of their time on the dance floor, the volume was set to max, and we spent an hour or so hosing you down with water. David Guetta finally honoured us with his presence, quite an unexpected surprise that he wanted to work the hot dog stand instead of the DJ booth. SPOTTED: Our onsite coordinator who, after 4 or 5 buckets, had to curl up for a power nap. Too bad our General Director missed it all. He instead chose to attend the very first Piknic in Barcelona. Pfff…While the cat’s away, the mice will dance? Seems like it. (This paragraph evidently has no other goal but to pull a few legs. You understand that we’re being VERY serious.)
But in reality, Max Reynolds, Phil Larochelle and Seb Fauteux served up a fantastic marathon triple-bill all afternoon. We can now finally say that Mother Nature, after several years on the Pkinic pay role, has finally figured out that Sundays are best without rain. When the sun hits the DJ booth just before dusk in the special way, the DJs look like gods. And the music kept proceedings heavenly. The house music was happy, as you like it. The finishing strides kept the quality high with Fred Everything setting fire to an already hot dance floor. General Director, take a deep breath here: nothing was actually set on fire.
Next Sunday, we’re on holiday. As in, there will be no Piknic next Sunday. We’ll be back under the Calder on July 22.
To see some photos:
Piknic Électronik official album
Photograph: François J.Rousseau et Vivien Gaumand
MTL BLOG Album
Photograph: Peter Larsen
Photo credit: François J.Rousseau
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