When I say “Oli” you say “O”

The second annual Olio festival is taking over downtown Vancouver this weekend (woohoo!), which means hundreds of emerging and established artists will be bringing their own breed of music, comedy, art, and film to a venue near you.
“It’s such a wonderful opportunity to see the work/love/passion of 500 relevant artists both local and international,” says Dani Vachon, Olio’s director and music curator. The four-day festival promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s with 40 events and 500 artists. This has got to change Vancouver’s reputation as “No Fun City”, doesn’t it?
“I think every festival, every artist, every comedian, every musician, and every fan is changing Vancouver’s cultural scene. In fact, your blog is changing the scene, too.”

Aw shucks.

So, of all the Olio artists in all the disciplines, which three are must sees?


The Very Best (pictured above) is a very exciting cross between world and indie rock. I think the comedy show that’s partnered up with Global Comedy Fest at the Rickshaw Theatre will be good laughs. And I’m really excited to see what Tunde Olaniran (hip hop weirdo from Flint who is opening for Run With The Heard at Venue) will be like on stage,” says Dani.

Oh, and I’d personally like to see the documentary No Fun City. Just ’cause.

Time to break out the New Kids on the Block concert tee and hit the Olio circuit? I think so.
Olio runs September 23 – 26. Get your wristbands here. Photo of The Very Best found here.
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  • Reply MizzJ September 20, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Agreed, Vancouver isn’t as boring as people like to think! There is lots to go see/do if you take the time to find it. I think the #1 fav activity though of Vancouverites is complaining, so of course you can’t complain if you think your city is too fun ;)

  • Reply camille September 21, 2010 at 3:51 am

    I’ve never understood why Vancouver was supposed to be boring!

  • Reply Kelsey September 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Mizz J — Ha! So true. Although I’m sure we could find a way to complain about having too much fun. “I’m so tired,” perhaps?

    Camille — Me neither! I’m having a blast.

  • Reply VancityAllie September 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Haha, that is a fantastic tee. Sounds like a fun festival!

  • Reply Couture Carrie September 21, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Sounds really fun, darling!


  • Reply mc September 22, 2010 at 7:23 am

    i’m digging this Tunde dude. And The Humans too.

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista September 22, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Ah, I LOVE the fact that you have a New Kids On the block Concert Tee. I still have my New Kids On the Block doll!! :P

  • Reply Jen September 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Is that a beaded belt on your tshirt? It looks amazing… so many styling possibilities!!

    I checked out some of your previous posts, and I love your feminine style :)

    Take care!

  • Reply Rick Chung October 2, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Review: NO FUN CITY :: http://j.mp/nfcity

  • Reply Bionica October 2, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I <3 Joey!!!!!


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