A short SkyTrain ride away from Vancouver’s downtown core lies Burnaby’s Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre. There, on the afternoon of March 24, at the height of the JUNO weekend fever gripping the Lower Mainland, thousands of fans of all stripes ascended to get their dream selfie with their favourite artist.
Hosted by CBC’s Odario Williams, Amanda Parris and Anita Bathe, with Dave Ritter of The Strumbellas acting as DJ, the event featured performances by High Valley, Ria Mae, Scott Helman, and Tim Hicks; as well as selfie opportunities with Arkells, Lights, Scott Helman, Aaron Pritchett James Barker Band, and others.
Let’s take a look at the excitement that gripped the Burnaby crowd!
For a few more photos from the event, head to our Facebook page!
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.