Steel Rail Sessions couldn't have been more of a success.
amazing turn out
yes friends I left my toronto bubble and headed to KW on Friday to attend 'Steel Rail Sessions' - best idea ever.
After an incredibly stressful 3 hours in traffic (i had to make the train by 7:45!) I made it with about 3 minutes to spare. Paul was a good sport and bbm'ed me through the directions. for some reason EVERY TIME i go to KW i get lost. EVERY TIME. I'm embarrassed to admit i've been going there for 10 years and I still can't navigate that city. ZERO SENSE OF DIRECTION. ZERO.
rolled up, parked. hopped on the first car to get my little package - a program printed by casemodern, some drink tickets, and my train tickets. then waited in line to board the train.
these won't be in order but here's a taste of some of the art cars that you could maintain in throughout the first hour trip to St. Jacobs.
there was a jazz band, a post it note wall (which i didn't know the rules for, so i used it to promote myself, LOL), 7 minutes in heaven room (i didnt go in there but i heard some dirty stories, a tarot card reader, life drawing, a horror movie screening, 3 bars, a 'rave' car, and 2 cars that could just chill in with your buddies.
then we stopped in st. jacobs, got off the train where there was a whole bunch of art displayed, some live graffiti going down and a live performance by vacuity
then it was back on the train to head back to KW. so perfectly organized. more drinks, more food, more music, more art, and then a scary surprise when we rolled back into town!
ZOMBIES EVERYWHERE!!! banging on the train, trying to get in the windows, it was so classic! i think this was my favorite part (that and the horror movie) - i know hil i said the glass gallery but now that i recap this part was off the chain. :)
helped with the clean up and load out of all the empties and art and then headed over to the clay and glass gallery for the after party. I KNOW! THIS NIGHT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!
there was also some tail gating in there, some very interesting conversations with strangers and some solid bonding. CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!
I'll post the link to better pics once it's up. Hilary! pics! post them!