On Thursday I hopped on a Greyhound and went on my over-night journey to Vancouver to meet up with the guys’ in Youth Fountain and Stasis. The day was spent with my good friend, Carmin Edwards and Pope of Youth Fountain. Most of the day I spent most of the day with other friends in the city, taking some photos here and there and grabbing a good ol’ breakfast. It wasn’t until I was at the venue, the Biltmore, that I actually met up with both the guys in Youth Fountain as well as Stasis. It was really great to see them all as they set up everything and I edited my different selections of back-logged photographs. The night in Vancouver was amazing and such a way to kick off the tour. All of the pre-sale tickets were sold out and the room was packed and stoked to see Youth Fountain and everyone else on the bill. There was so much energy and even the first day really spoke for how the rest of the tour, at least that which I was on, would be like. Even shows that we weren’t expecting a lot out of, Prince George, ended up being energetic and lively as heck.
With Kamloops and Kelowna being so close to one another we were able to spend a lot of time outside of the van and enjoying the day. We met up with the guys in The Burden in Kelowna for Mini-Golf, Go-Karting, and the arcade. I think we all found that arcades became a weird theme in our time together where we all ended up doing something revolving around games and neon lights. I was stoked, particularly because it enabled me to do some more candid stuff and random portraiture as I love to indulge in my own personal work while I am on tour. I was surprised when we got to the venue in Kelowna that Hawking was allowing everyone to use their massive lighting set up. What that meant is that this small venue would have probably the best light on the whole entire tour.
In Prince George i parted ways with Stasis. It was also where we parted with The Burden who had been on three of the four dates at that point. Originally, I was invited by the guys in Stasis to do the four days that they were on this tour and from there ended up riding with Youth Fountain. I appreciate these dudes so much and it’s been lovely to be able to see them repeatedly this summer and autumn. I made sure to grab a (really comfortable) sweater from them. One that I probably wore every day after. I would also like to shout out to the lovely, Brett Cullen who I had been lucky to hang out with while he was out with the Burden boiz. He was the one who photographed these images and had to deal with our shit. We all see you, Callum + Michael.