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After nearly two days of battling unruly fog and snowy blizzards and volcanic ash (?), Dan and I made it to the Junos 2010. We were up for Best Alternative Album award but lost our nomination to the lovely folks in Metric. We were wholly stoked to see their success and their performance at the awards ceremony. Dope folks, truly. It was a thrilling and surreal experience for Dan and I to toss around cocktail shrimps and walk red carpets and pretend to be famous. A once in a lifetime experience for two fucked up bums like us. We had a really sublime time hanging out with Wintersleep and Land of Talk and Amy Millian and Sam Dunn, even if half of our time was spent in the Halifax airport or trying to land in St John's! We also played a really riotous impromptu show at The Ship on Saturday since we couldn't make it in time for our slot at Juno Fest. Thank you to you truly wonderful people who made it into that sweaty bar. We'll be back.
Shortly, check out photos from the trip in our photo section: http://handsomefurs.com/photo/
Also, this is pretty hilarious:
We are packing our bags and readying to head easterly to St. John's for the Juno Fest and Juno Awards. Hopefully we'll see you there and, if not, I'll try to take loads of photos to share the experience with you.