Everything You Missed during Wayhome This Weekend

Solange, Frank Ocean, and more

It’s been a weekend full of dwindle boomerangs, fanny packs and crossing-your-fingers-that-Frank-Ocean-shows-up—but we finally done it! And while I’m happy to lapse to my duvet cover and my prohibited H2O (like, unequivocally happy), we would have been peaceful to hang out my sleeping bag and dry shampoo for some-more time during Wayhome.

If we couldn’t make it to Wayhome 2017, you’ll wish to know what we missed. And if we did make it to a three-day strain fest, you’ll want to reminisce about a good times we had. Here are a highlights from a weekend.


For those (like me) who went by their indie proviso in 2011, The Shins and Foster The People each brought a inundate of nostalgia, while The Naked and Famous and Phantogram astounded skeptics (also me) with full sets of informed music. You think you don’t know an artist, and afterwards we find yourself singing along to each singular song: this competence be a many pleasing thing about a strain festival.

As a pseudo-rock fan, Cage a Elephant was a biggest warn of a day. we had no suspicion what we was in for from a American stone band—or some-more privately from a Mick Jager-eque  lead singer, Matt Shultz. He had SO. MUCH. ENERGY. And fire, confetti, and implausible dancing. A prolonged snooze was compulsory after this opening for everybody involved—audience included.

@cagetheelephant was flattering extraordinary 😍 #cagetheelephant #wayhome #crowdsurfing #confetti #concert #findyourwayhome #music #livemusic #burlscreek #oromedonte #amazing

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Unfortunately, there was no time for a nap. Headliner Flume took to a categorical theatre next, and it wasn’t accurately a uncover we wanted to lay down in a margin for. The drum was complicated and the lights were splendid as a DJ and writer delivered a full set of popular (and brave we contend overplayed) electronic-pop songs, from 2016’s summer anthem “Never Be Like You,” to his career-making remix of Lorde’s “Tennis Court”.

The electronica adore kept issuing over during a WayBright stage, where French twin Justice “took a throng to church.” Moving LED panels hung over a theatre like skylights and lazers shone into a audience, creation for a truly transformative experience. Stage theatrics doesn’t get many improved than this.


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Friday was full of feel good moments, and the high appetite performances set a bar high for a rest of a weekend.


Montreal model-turned-artist Charlotte Cardin started off a day during WayBright stage, delivering a bashful attract and absolute vocals. Those who were conference a 22-year-old devout inheritor to Amy Winehouse for a initial time were in a assembly holding records for when they were behind on Wi-Fi and could download Cardin’s entrance EP, Big Boy. After a jazzy electro-pop performance, Toronto’s hilly electro-pop duo The Darcy’s took a stage. Equipped with pinkish palm trees and a blow adult swan, The Darcy’s brought enthusiasm, appetite and a whole lot of colour to a stage. Lead thespian (and guitarist), Jason Couse, pennyless his arm dual days before a festival, yet brought a expel lonesome in sequins and his best atmosphere guitar to fill a void.

when a bike collision doesn’t reason we back💥 #WayHome

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The object shone splendid into a afternoon, yet Schoolboy Q kept things cold on a WayHome categorical theatre wearing toque and a coupler for his performance. Between personification his possess hits (“Collard Greens” and “Hands on a Wheel”), Q showed adore to fellow Top Dawg Entertainment member, Kendrick Lamar, by covering “HUMBLE” and “M.A.A.D City.” Weekend trend alert: no matter how famous we are, know that nothing draws in a throng like a Kendrick song.

Over during WayBright, Toronto local Jazz Cartier put on an equally ~*hype*~ uncover for his hometown fans. And in case you were jealous his Canadiana loyalty: from a stage, Cartier announced he wanted to perform his final strain from atop a poutine food truck. And afterwards he indeed did.

• AIR CUZZI 🤾🏿‍♂️

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I suspicion that examination a throng follow Cartier opposite a margin was going to be a prominence of my weekend — and afterwards a 24-year-old rapper pacifist OFF THE TOP OF THE TRUCK ONTO THE CROWD. He somehow survived a jump, pennyless divided from a mobbing fans, flung himself over a fence, and afterwards left into a puzzling abyss. Watching a confidence guards frantically try to strengthen a brute artist was also extremely entertaining.

Vance Joy played subsequent during WayHome, yet we sacrificed conference “Riptide” for a 110000x for a front quarrel mark during Solange. It was a preference everybody should have made. We’ve always famous that a Knowles family radiates light and perfection, yet Solange’s 2016 manuscript A Seat during a Table took her to a subsequent level. Nobody is job her Beyoncé’s small sister anymore (though they competence now call her Beyoncé’s cooler sister.) The retro choreography, a monochromatic red aesthetic, a pristine passion – a whole thing was perfect. Backstage after a show, we yelled, “I adore we so much” to Solange and she replied, “awe appreciate you.” This was a rise of my Wayhome weekend, and potentially a rise of my life.

Backstage we told @saintrecords we desired her, and she pronounced “aw appreciate we so much.” As a beginner journalist, this is my favourite talk to date.

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Next came a superstar that everybody from Barrie seemed many vehement for. TBH, before Saturday a usually thing we knew about Imagine Dragons was that my relatives are spooky with them. So obviously, we suspicion they were super lame. It’s frustrating when relatives are right. As mentioned above, a best thing about festivals is finding you’re indeed super into a things we contend we hate. we mean, aside from roar singing a lyrics and flailing my physique in a large crowd, we don’t know where I’d listen to a music—but for a time and a place it was perfect.


Let’s be honest, a usually thing that mattered on Sunday was Frank Ocean. Two hours before a festival gates opened, people were watchful to be initial in line for his rarely hyped screen-printed merch. But even those watchful 5 hours for a t-shirt with his face on it were wondering: would Frank (who’s been a no-show during a series of scheduled performances this year) indeed uncover up?

Ivy, Self Control or Nights? #FrankOcean

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Frank Ocean did uncover up, that was overtly adequate for many people. The hermit RB star could have stood there for dual hours and I’m flattering certain 1/2 a assembly still would have cried. He put on an intimate, proposal and romantic show…when overtly we kind of usually wanted to dance around and have fun. Ocean strayed from Channel Orange’s blockbusters, that have some-more of a cocktail structure, and instead played a introspective songs from his new album, Blonde. The set was beautiful, honest, authentic, and had stunning visuals, but watching from a lifted platform I missed out on a intimacy.  At initial we felt like maybe he was uncomfortable, and maybe he didn’t wish to be there—but afterwards he pronounced “I’m still removing a hang of being in front of so many people,” and we unequivocally usually wanted to reason his palm and give him a hug. Maybe finale a high-energy, feel good weekend on a mellow note was fitting: it’s Monday morning, and I’m lonely/angsty/unhappy in my post-Wayhome mood—and Frank Ocean is a usually thing we feel like listening to.

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