RBC Bluesfest

In addition to the cool acts, H2Ottawa is bringing a new element of refreshing taste to the festival. The U of O based H2Ottawa initiative will be selling reusable aluminium water bottles to attendees. Launched in March of this year, H2Ottawa’s goal is to educate the public about the issues related to access to clean water and the issues with plastic water bottles.

Irving and his bandmates have gained a lot of experience touring since their 2012 performance at Bluesfest, and as much as he says they love the intimate shows that they have been performing at, Irving says that “nothing can match hordes of screaming fans.”

Living up to their slogan, “WE ARE FUN.”, the band never stopped giving it throughout the show, ending with an encore that continued even as a large part of the crowd started wandering out of the festival and towards home. Fun., visibly drenched in sweat, jammed well past 11 p.m., disregarding the city’s noise by-law and focusing solely on their audience.

If I had to guess, playing a show between Wu-Tang Clan and fun. on a rainy Sunday evening was probably never an item on Tegan and Sara’s bucket list.