One of the unexpected benefits of Kitchener’s 11 days of KWAWESOME is that I’m getting in some pretty good cardio biking from northwest Waterloo to DTK on a daily basis. Thursday night was Tame the Lane with a short lineup of great bands playing in Hall’s Lane. I shot a few photos…
I’ll bet that’s Matt Smith’s photo there. Stroke of genius on the part of Kitchener to string together a whack of consecutive days packed with events. If you miss one night, just show up the next night.
As I locked up my bike on Ontario Street, I heard the familiar strains of The Short Films.
But first: dunk tank. Yes, it was an eclectic mix of things to do.
Ryan. Even drummers get a break once in a while.
CTV’s Lyndsay Morrison finding the story.
Early on, filling in.
Meta. Sort of.
More dunk tank. These dudes were working hard for the dunk.
Clouds never amounted to any rain.
Ready the t-shirt cannon.
Gelato… yes. Distracted!
Love the smoke.
Reload. Probably safe.
The Hot Karls… and hey there’s a dude painting over there.
Da boss, Hilary Abel.
The Hot Karls played on.
Here’s Andrew Thom, hard at work since the morning.
No time for eating, only time for painting. Andrew was cranking down to get this piece done by nightfall.
I’m always fascinated by anyone’s tools of their trade.
Eclectic, see: bean bag toss. An aside: it was really hard to get a shot *without* a garbage can in frame. This is definitely a litter-free zone.
Every time I take this kind of shot, I think of an observation from The Record’s Mat McCarthy: you’re shooting backs. I’m working on it.
This gigantic mural by
Neruda Arts Chilean muralist collective Alapinta is a terrific backdrop.
Sponsors and downtown shapers, Perimeter Development’s (L-R) Craig Beattie, Stewart Barclay, and David Gibson.
Vidyard mascot, V-bot. And when the green robot shows up, you know you’ve done it all.
Nice one, Kitchener.