Day 1: UMUSIC x JUNOSPosted on April 1, 2017
Yesterday we traveled from Toronto to Ottawa for JUNOS Weekend!
We had to be at Union station for 8am, which is way early for a Friday, but The JUNO Express was so much fun that it was entirely worth it. Did we mention there was bottomless champagne provided from Jackson Triggs?
As soon as we got to Ottawa we noticed it was slightly colder than Toronto. The snowfall was pretty though! And we soon forgot the weather when we walked into the station and were welcomed in the most exciting way! There was a red carpet on the ground, paparazzi & locals shouting their welcomes to us. We felt like such celebs!
While we were on the train we caught a CBC q announcement. They were holding their first ever pop up performance; and guess the band that was playing…Arkells! As soon as we could, we got over to the venue. There were no more than 50 people in the room, including the band! Let’s talk about intimate.
The moment @arkellsmusic stepped on stage at our first-ever #qJUNOS Pop-Up! You’ll hear and see parts of their performance on Monday. pic.twitter.com/ND0y02A5ep — q (@cbcradioq) March 31, 2017
Max got into the crowd a few times, giving the fans something they’d remember! At one point, he even took glasses off a photographers face and got into character. (TBH they really suited him)
Check out some photos we took!
Before we left for the JUNOS Welcome Reception, we stopped by the Bravado Canada Popup Shop in the Andaz Hotel lobby. And man, they have some good things!!! Go check it out if you’re in Ottawa, and also stay tuned on our Twitter for something exciting…wink wink 😉
The Bravado Pop-Up shop #poweredbyshopify is now open @ 325 Dalhousie St! Tell us which item you would wanna buy…or win #umusicJUNOS pic.twitter.com/IY4RPtVZ4g — Universal Music CA (@umusic) April 1, 2017
We ended the day with dinner & cocktails with our umusic family!
We’ve only been in Ottawa for a couple hours and we already feel like we’ve experienced so much. Check out our recap insta-gallery and stay tuned for all of Day 2 excitement!