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Surviving Your First Music Festival Gig
Taking the stage by storm will be Seattle"s own, THEESatisfaction who are not only in town to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of thier collective, but are also here on their first-ever tour: The Black Weirdo Tour.
JON AUER: All you can really hope to do in life it to keep evolving, growing. I"m not religious at all - let me be clear about that - but I kind of like the serenity prayer....y"know, the bits about changing what you can, letting go of what you can"t, and the wisdom to know the difference. Seems like a good philosophy even in a digital age.
The Black Weirdo Tour began in Austin, Texas where the group performed for the city"s annual, South By South West festival wristbands. Next on the list was a trip to California where the duo performed two shows. Now they"re here in Toronto for a 3 day performance set.
Former Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah event wristbands Chrome aka Gene O"Connor recalls the Cleveland punk scene a bit differently but chalks it up to a brief relocation to New York.
For a chance to participate in some good-old-fashioned fun, join the revelry at the Frontier Days Festival. Visitors can enjoy seeing the period clothing and eating period food. The festival also features a carnival, children"s games, and some very unique contests. No Frontier Day festival would be complete without a greased pig catch and nail-driving contest. There will also be several quilts for view as well as a parade sport wristbands on Saturday.
Sound daunting? It"s really not. I have good news and great news for you. The good news is that in your day to day life there are many times when you "perform". By performing I"m talking about subtle, but significant behaviors - like changing the tone of your voice; using physical gestures; being verbally descriptive, etc. My experience is that people naturally do this when they are speaking about a topic they feel some emotional connection to. However, when people get up in front of an audience, they often suppress this natural performing ability, mainly because of fear.
One other thing: the early bird gets the worm. The WMS has a history of selling out, and prices go up considerably on festival day, anyhow-so be sure to get your wristbands early. Currently, festival wristbands are available for only $20, with VIP passes available for $75. The wristbands are good for any venue, all day. Even without knowing the specific lineup of locals, $20 to see all of them means you"ll definitely get your money"s worth.
YANGON - A series of bomb blasts occurred in Myanmar over the last four days with the first incident taking place near two private banks -- Yoma and AYA in Lashio, the country"s northern Shan state on Wednesday, which was followed by another series of bomb attacks in Sittway, the capital of western Rakhine state, on Saturday.
The bomb blast in Lashio killed two female bank staff, injuring 22 others, while the ones in Sittway injured two people including a policeman.
The Sittway bomb blasts hit three places -- a state court, a district land record office and residential compound of the secretary of the state government in a minute"s interval.
Three other unexploded bombs were also detected as remotely controlled and deactivated in the area.
Soon after the first series of bomb explosions in Lashio, the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) issued a statement condemning the terrorist attacks which targeted on public areas and hurt innocent people.
The statement called for effective action to be taken in accordance with law.
State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is Chairperson of the NRPC, warned that the deadly bomb attacks at the two banks affected government"s national reconciliation and peace efforts.
Tight security measures have been imposed on Lashio town and investigation into the incident is underway.
Lashio, a major trading town in northern Myanmar, is the capital city of the country"s Shan state where several ethnic armed groups are active.
Earlier this month, two more ethnic armed groups -- the New Mon State Party and Lahu Democratic Union joined the government"s ceasefire pact, bringing the total number of ethnic groups that have joined the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord to 10 since the first signing with eight armed groups on Oct. 15, 2015.
Aung San Suu Kyi has called for inclusiveness in the country"s national reconciliation and peace process, reiterating the government"s welcome of non-ceasefire signatory armed groups to join the signing of NCA and be inclusive in formulating the principles toward a democratic federal union in the future.