Posted in music | pictures on August 6, 2013

photos by Toby Tenenbaum

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Osheaga Day 1 - 8/2/2013
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"I think it's dark and it looks like rain." One out of two, Bob. If ever an Osheaga headliner would thrive under stormy skies, it's the Cure, but the downpour forecast earlier in the week never arrived. Just as well -- this was Robert Smith at his most crowd-pleasing.

The set list was calibrated for a festival audience: a generous delegation from Disintegration, early appearances by In Between Days and Just Like Heaven, and an overall tone that didn't leave much room for crying jags. The chirpy Mint Car and Doing the Unstuck ("let's get happy") bracketed the beloved-by-some Friday I'm in Love, comically botched by Smith after he said: "Sometimes, very occasionally, we'll play this song. This is the right night." [Montreal Gazette]

While Lollapalooza was going down in Chicago over the weekend, Montreal was getting its own three-day festival, Osheaga. The fest had many of the same artists at Lollapalooza, with day 1 giving us sets from The Cure, Beach House, Vampire Weekend, Alt-J, DIIV and more, in addition to sets from artists who didn't play Lollapalooza, like The Gaslight Anthem, Ellie Goulding, and more. Pictures of day 1 are in this post.

Like with Lollapalooza (and other upcoming shows), Death Grips were scheduled to play the fest but cancelled.

Update: Day 2 pics are up now. More day 1 pictures below...

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DIIV

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Ben Howard

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Alt-J

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Two Door Cinema Club

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Jake Bugg

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Ellie Goulding

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The Gaslight Anthem

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Comments (8)

Vampire Weekend: do they ever get bored of being boring?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2013 12:11 PM

worst dressed of the year lists are filling up quickly!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2013 12:58 PM

Robert Smith; In between meals, and looking more like Charlie Ogle than ever.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2013 1:40 PM

I wish that photo of Vampire weekend was a gif of someone coming over and clocking him in the side of the face...would be way more entertaining!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2013 2:10 PM

another great set Big. I always browse thru them to listen to them over and over again and yes. this is my new music now. has been for the last almost two years. thank you so much for blessing us with your music selects. just know that you are moving people thru your music and yes....GOD is looking over you and smiling my man. keep the amazing music going.

Posted by Aiden | February 21, 2014 11:15 AM

This festival is full of 14 yo young hipsters, that has never listened to cure, few real music fans at osheaga

Posted by Lewis | March 11, 2014 9:21 AM

Definitely in my top 5 albums ever. Ugggghhh so good. I literally can't name any albums that make you feel the way this one does.

Posted by Lance | May 14, 2014 4:59 AM

I completely forgot that last night I had one of those dreams where you could fly but then i watched this video and boom! 

Posted by Tara | June 2, 2014 12:42 PM

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