Last night was Nuit Blanche. An all night, dusk til dawn, art show in Toronto that helped my soul grow three sizes. Remember in the “Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, how his heart grew three sizes that day? Well my heart is already healthy, but my soul has been crying out for this kind of thing and last night it got its healthy dose and grew three sizes.
I first started out planning to take my skateboard, only to realize the scope of this event. I was going to have to cover a lot of territory if I was going to see as much as possible. Covering North, East, South & West parts of the city, I decided to venture down to the heart on my bike, where I could experience the most in one dose.
I’m telling you, I have NEVER EVER been in one city with this many good looking individuals. The style, confidence and and overall amazingness of these Canadians was overwhelming. No wonder so many people live here. You truly can be whom ever you want and people will accept you. How wonderful!
I heard some pretty amazing electronic music playing from the entrance of Trinity Bellwoods and had to go see who it was. What I found was this video projector playing cool videos synched to what the the DJ was playing. The one above was so amazing. These people in the video were dancing some traditional crazy cool dance and the DJ was playing rad music to it where the beats matched their steps. It was mesmerizing. The DJ was SKJODT video projection by MOLTEN VISUAL.
While I was watching this video, I saw some people pointing to the sky. That’s when many of us got to see these fire lanterns being released into the air. I was so wonderful and am so happy my camera caught at least one clear picture of it.
Who’s the guy on the far left by the door? I’ve seen/met him before, but couldn’t place him. He was greeting people at the door so perhaps he was an artist. Anyone?
At the Knitting Cafe.
She was crocheting her legs together. Basically a race against time. While the girl surfed the net, this other girl was crocheting her legs. Very cool .
One of my favorite shots of the night. This would only happen in Parkdale. The girl on the left in front of me, had to keep shooing a drunk & barefoot woman from coming inside. The guy looking at me, did that the whole time I was there. In between dancing his face off. So funny!
As I was leaving I was questioned and made sure I had any art auras removed from around me. A couple of spritzes of their magic potion I was free to leave, and since I was a resident I didn’t need to provide visa documentation.
\\ Thanks Nuit Blanche for for the time of my life. \\