Why Hootenanny 2013 Was One Of The Best Damn Things To Ever Happen In Peterborough

 Photo via Michael Hurcomb on Twitter

Photo via Michael Hurcomb on Twitter

The weather, the bands, the vendors, the bars, the restaurants, the community spirit, the conversation, the dancing, the smiles, the laughter, the high fives, the hugs, the love. Yes, Hootenanny 2013 on Hunter Street—one of the best streets anywhere—on Saturday (August 10th) was one of those magical days that show what this community is made of. It was beautiful. It was inspiring. It was positive. It was a bucket list moment in time. It was a day people who were there will be talking about for years to come. And it came to a dramatic, euphoric, frenzied goosebumps ending with The Spades rocking their last show ever (see picture above by rock star photographer Michael Hurcomb) in front of thousands of appreciative people fully engrossed in the moment. No one wanted it to end. No one wanted this day to end. Perhaps Maren Fine summed it up best on Twitter when she said "Wish I could bottle all the energy and enthusiasm generated by in yesterday !!" Here's what people have said about it on Twitter...

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Check out photos here from Hootenanny 2013.

—post by Neil Morton  

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