Playing Our City
People passing by at the Genesis Centre were asked to make stomping, slapping, and pop bottle whacking noise in the main entrance area -- in sync with people doing the same thing at the downtown Central Library.
|Playing Our City - Genesis Centre and a TV view of the downtown Central Library.|
|Playing Our City - Genesis Centre|
|Playing Our City - Juno volunteer shirts.|
Listen to Our City
Think kids' concert with professional musicians thrown in. That was the Listen to Our City evening at the new Mount Royal University Bella Concert Hall. I arrived a few hours early to catch the performer's rehearsing, which turned out to be my best photos, I think.
|Listen to Our City - rehearsal time|
|Listen to Our City - Michael Bernard Fitzgerald & chorus rehearsing|
|Listen to Our City - Juno Week banner|
|Listen to Our City - dancers and my best shot of the night.|
|Listen to Our City - Michael Bernard Fitzgerald applauding chorus and grand finale.|
|Listen to Our City - little fan hamming it up at the red carpet wall. There was no special lighting for the wall and I was wishing I had a proper flash.|
Juno Hub & Banners
In the middle of the week I received a list of required photos. Which was a bit of a shocker, because I thought I was only doing three things during the Junos. So, I gamely tried to do some of the photos within a couple of days; the Juno Hub (in the downtown Core) and street banners.
|Juno Hub @ the Core.|
|Juno Hub @ the Core.|
|Juno banner on Stephen Avenue & 1st Street SW|
|Juno banner on 16th Avenue NW, near Motel Village.|
Before the Juno Awards the Calgary Stampede Show Band performed for in-coming attendees. There was also a red carpet wall where a couple Green Fools Theatre performers inspired some fun photos with Juno fans. After struggling with low light at the Listen to Our City event, I bought a proper flash for the fan red carpet wall. Which I didn't need. The wall was set up on the +15 leading to the Saddledome -- so, lots of ambient light.
|Juno Awards - Calgary Stampede Show Band shout out|
|Juno Awards - Fan Red Carpet|
|Juno Awards - Fan Red Carpet - some Drake look-a-likes|
After Party @ Cowboys
The last time I was at Cowboys it was as a chip-runner for a non-profit fund raising event. Never saw the concert area, which was where the Juno Host Committee After Party was held. It was smaller than I expected.
|Juno Host Committee After Party - Calgary Mayor Nenshi and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said a few words. Next year, to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday, the Junos will be held in Ottawa.|
|Juno Host Committee After Party - Lemon Bucket Orchestra|
|Juno Host Committee After Party - Tom Wilson, who gave a little rant about being a several times Juno nominee, but never a winner.|
|Juno Host Committee After Party - sorry, I don't remember the name of the band, but the lead singer kinda reminded me of a big salamander-like alien, like you would see in Heavy Metal magazine.|
On the Monday after the Juno Awards I was asked to take photos of the departure lounge at the Calgary International Airport. When I got there, though, I'm told that I cannot take photos of any of the musicians by recording agency request. Interesting conundrum. So I had fun taking photos of the White Hat Greeter and food shots. So, while shooting a candy dish I managed at the same time not to shoot a reggae musician crashed in front of his laptop.
|YYC Airport Departure Lounge - musician watching a Bob Marley video.|
|YYC Airport Departure Lounge - White Hat Greeter checking a name. Musicians were encouraged to autograph the YYC guy.|
|YYC Departures Lounge - No Media, No Mirrors, No Makeup.|
There were a few shots I did on my own, because, hey I took the week off to shoot photos. So, I took photos while riding a C-Train with a busker, feasted at the Volunteer Orientation party, and bounced at the Juno Jam at Flames Central.
|Busker doing a noon hour gig on the Tuscany/Somerset C-Train.|
|Organizing at the volunteer orientation.|
|A scene outside the Juno Jam held at Flames Central (Palace Theatre).|
- The 2016 Juno Awards - CARAS
- Listening to Our City: Engaging Calgary’s youth with the 2016 JUNOS - Natalie Marsh, National Music Centre
- Juno Awards 2016 - Flickr photo album, more of my Juno photos