Photo by Élise Apap
At the starting block of last weekend, we had a selection of electro-athletes ready to take on our classic Labour Day weekend triathlon. With ideal temperatures, the wind blowing in all the right directions, and competitive highlights including the likes of Claude VonStroke, Thomas Schumacher, Misstress Barbara and Prince Club, to name but a few, all the conditions were in place for a memorable race.
On Saturday at 2pm, Paolo Rocco fired the starting gun. He was followed by Prince Club, who were finally reunited on the same continent and encouraged by none other than mom and dad in the crowd. The first day of this triathlon wrapped up with Thomas Schumacher, who was all smiles and happy to be back in Montreal. We’ve given him special medals for his champion’s attitude and best team spirit, given that he waited around till the end of the takedown in 2010 to go break bread with the production crew.
Day 2: DB gets us started, followed by our pals in Green & Lateez, who delivered a performance that topped our wildest expectations. The insanity was on full heat by the time Misstress Barbara took the stage for a three-hour tour de techno that gave no breaks until the crowd had been fully conquered. It’s worth stating that she was already expected to be the favorite, and her place in the long-weekend marathon was already ensured a few years ago. Worth noting: an autograph session on Nick Monaco’s chest followed.
Day 3: Not the time to catch your breath. The Dirtybird BBQ team was center stage to ensure that the faithful kept going. Eats Everything had hurt his back and couldn’t be there, so Nick Monaco took his place alongside Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin. The lead Dirtybird himself took a turn at raking the coals and keeping the grill going, turning over burgers and hot dogs while the others manned the turntables.
The back and forth between the MOOG and GURU stages all weekend made for one helluva workout. Many of our local Olympians turned in unmissable sets, among them Alfred Borden, Matteo Grondini, MIR, Euphonik, Omar Diouf and Moody Jones!
The marathon drew to a close without injury, Sunday at 9:30pm. A long one, but oh so satisfying! A well-deserved rest for our warriors is in order. Ice packs all around!
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WRITTEN BY MAUD LA RUE / TRANSLATED BY DIMITRI NASRALLAH