Mission Rankin Sisters Concert

Friday night my buddy Shaun called up and said that the Mission Folk Festival was going on and that the headline act was the Rankin Sisters, who are good. So we headed out there after work and, after a little trouble finding it, enjoyed. The cost was $32 a person for the day, pretty high for me, but what else to do when you’re already there right? The booths were the standard far of hemma tattooing, sun-dresses, and fair-food (read: unexciting and substandard) and drink (read: beer garden where they charge $4 for a can of beer).

The first couple of musical acts weren’t all that exciting, they were good, don’t get me wrong, just not my thing. One that was pretty interesting was a guy who played a bass guitar with a violin bow. It was a bit surreal to watch, especially if you have even the slightest inkling of what a bass guitar should sound like. The sounds that came out were almost east-indian sounding, sitar like. Pretty neat to watch.

The Rankin Sisters were what people came for, and they kicked some serious ass. Great music, great sound, and because it’s a folk festival I was able to stand right next to the stage and snap pictures (once again I took only my completely manual F1.7/50mm lens). I think I got some good “concert-like” ones as well, which I’ll post tomorrow, it’s suddenly midnight on a work-night and I haven’t even gone through what I took yet 🙂 Ugh, I’m old!