Went to Raw Sugar Cafe on January 30th.
It was a Canned Goods Drive and a EP release for Andy Swan‘s Lou Reed.
The event ran from 10am-6pm in which he performed the 9 minute EP in a karaoke style on every hour on the hour all day long.
From the Facebook event:
All cans collected will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank.
To spice up the scenario, each performance will be it’s own unique experience.
Details are still falling into place, but some possibilities are emerging: dancing, sewing, canned good sculpture, drunkenness, closed eyes, soundchecking, etc.
Other then these brief performances every hour, it will just be another typical day at Raw Sugar Cafe.
The performances I went were:
- 12pm – Dream Machine with Kristie
- 1pm – Surprise Crafts with Emily Jeffers
- 4pm – Drawing Animal spirits with Howie
- 5pm – Rolf’s Mystery Family Slideshow/Yo-yo tricks
I had to say this was a unique approach and it did go to a worthy cause.
For those curious on the Lou Reed EP, check it out on here.
My favorite tracks were: