A food festival, a concert and a wee storm
We went to A Taste of Edmonton on Saturday night, mostly to see the band "The Stampeders". They were a '70's Canadian band and there were only a few of those that made it big.
When we got there it started to rain just a bit and then a bit harder, then it stopped.
Then the skies started to turn back to blue.
And changed their mind. The saying "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes" applied last night.
So, we ate in rain showers and then had a brief respite. The band came on and while the clouds threatened, nothing much happened.
It even seemed to clear a bit, for a little while anyway. Then the wind picked up and the great black clouds started rolling in. The band skipped over their new stuff to go right to the favourites and we started getting ready to leave.
This is what greeted us as we came out from around the seating area. We ducked into the subway, cleared the dust from our eyes and went to wait for the LRT. THIRTY minutes later we hear a slight noise crackling over the speakers.... no-one could make out what it said though. Fortunately some fellow called the ETS number and then announced that the train was not coming, so that passed by word of mouth.
We made our way topside and had apparently missed the worst of the storm, we made our way to this bus shelter before the rain began again, with big hail.
Here's a little video - no sound though.
I shot lots of video of the band and was so disappointed when I downloaded today to learn that I managed to turn off the mic at some point when playing with the settings. I don't even have The Stampeders on CD to upload a song to make background for you, sadly they are still on vinyl. There are lots of songs on youtube though ;)
The rest of the ride home was a bit freaky, the power was out just over the hill from that last photo, the ETS has changed bus routes, so we weren't sure where we were going to wind up, but we did manage to make it home, in spite of a couple of changes and transfers & walking in the much reduced rain. Good thing I have a little flash light on my camera bag!
More storm stories here.
Hope you all had good weekends and have a good day today.