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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday Waking up in Dartmouth, NS. With Petey the puss! Early April.

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday Waking up in Dartmouth, NS. With Petey the puss! Early April.

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Ooooooh, Sal.

Ooooooh, Sal.

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kylecassidy:

Queen Elizabeth II, probably late 1930’s. Getty Images.

kylecassidy:

Queen Elizabeth II, probably late 1930’s. Getty Images.

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BEWARE THE EASTER SHARK. Telling your kids the truth about the Easter Bunny since 1996.

BEWARE THE EASTER SHARK. Telling your kids the truth about the Easter Bunny since 1996.

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Rant, rant.

The feedback this past week and change regarding Cape Fest hasn’t been surprising regarding that good ol’ Cape Breton attitude.

There are people like myself who are incredibly excited about it. For once, a rock concert is coming through. And Cape Fest hopes to do this yearly which means hopefully more goodness is to come over the next few years. This means generating revenue for the community. As it stands right now, there is not one empty hotel room that isn’t already booked around town and surrounding areas. Restaurants and local  businesses should hopefully be very busy that weekend. People from as far as the UK are coming to lil ol’ Sydney for this. This, will be good for our community. To think otherwise is disheartening. Not to mention, those of us who are fans of Aerosmith. Regardless of whoever is opening, Aerosmith are a legendary rock band. A lot of people grew up listening to them. We own the records. We all know the hits. The awesome soundtracks they were featured on. Whether they were more relevant back in the 70’s/80’s or how old they are now, it doesn’t matter. The tickets are selling. And that is good.

Then there are those who fucking hate the idea. Those who would rather their own favorite bands play. Or their own band opening. Bashing the openers who are playing. Aerosmith are shit. Aerosmith are old. Aerosmith are irrelevant now. Who are annoyed that there could potentially be 20,000 people in attendance. Complain, complain, complain on their digital soapbox without even considering the good that can come out of all this. If you have nothing good to say, isn’t it better to say nothing at all? Not in this community. Would rather repel each other instead of working together in every aspect. Music, art, industry, etc. Some people just can’t stand to watch someone else or a group get ahead unless your own name is all over it, or it’s something to your own personal liking. You may think I’m totally wrong, and that is totally Ok. But I can’t help but feel extremely disappointed in people tipping the scale in a negative direction.

Year after year I sit behind my computer reading about festivals all over the world that bring in amazing acts. Aside from the Evolve/Stan Rogers festival here in Nova Scotia, we, mainly Cape Breton, have barely nothing of the over-the-top sort to ever look forward to that isn’t Celtic. And if we do get some sort of fest coming through whether CB or the mainland, it’s very rare. All we can do is dream up enough savings to go elsewhere in the world. Finally, some people have stepped up to organize something awesome and fun! Right here in our town! I’m super pumped about supporting Cape Fest and I hope it has a bountiful future here in Sydney.
 
So, get over it? Your potholes will be fixed once the wrath of this past winter finally leaves us. When the temperatures are warm enough to dry up the ground I’m sure they will get around to fixing them. Ok?

Sincerely,

Critical Shark Esq.

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The North End. Sydney, Nova Scotia.

The North End. Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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Bathroom graffiti at Plan B in Halifax. :) Love!

Bathroom graffiti at Plan B in Halifax. :) Love!

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Last night was legendary! Like, woah man!

Last night was legendary! Like, woah man!

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Black Sabbath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Power out white out.

Power out white out.