Monday, August 7, 2017

Stranded Fest 2017 at Lee's Palace

This past Saturday in Toronto, Lee's Palace hosted the 2nd annual Stranded Fest. Much like the legendary Death to T.O. held at Lee's every year at Halloween, the show featured local acts playing tribute sets to some of their favourite bands. Billed as "a night for a city left behind by big festivals", the event got its start when both Riot Fest and Vans Warped Tour abandoned Toronto. Folks who showed up early enough were treated to free pizza from Panago and bands warmed up the stage with tributes to The Story So Far, The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys and Simple Plan. Headlining the event were local punk rockers Pkew Pkew Pkew covering the Clash and Good Kid playing as The Strokes. Pop punk fans in the crowd were maybe even more excited to hear Good Kid play their latest release 'Witches', dancing and screaming along with the chorus. In true festival fashion, there was even a giant beach ball bouncing around the mosh pit. With the Dance Cave still going strong upstairs, Romancer closed out the night with a set covering Jimmy Eat World. Who needs festivals anyway?

Good Kid as The Strokes

Full list of bands that performed:

Minority 905 as SIMPLE PLAN
The Implications as ARCTIC MONKEYS
Glass Cactus as THE STORY SO FAR
cleopatrick as THE BLACK KEYS

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