Victory Square Block Party returns to Vancouver
By Gregory Adams, August 19, 2010
After last year’s forced sabbatical, the Victory Square Block Party returns this Labour Day weekend as the music scene’s unofficial end-of-summer bash. Fuzzed-out blues duo the Pack a.d. headline the free event on September 5, which also features local heavy hitters Makeout Videotape and comedy troupe Man Hussy, among others.
While a lack of volunteers sank the 2009 edition, many chipped in this year to show their support for the community-building event. “We were disappointed that it had to take a year off,” said co-organizer Sean Condon. “We saw what it meant to people to be able to come down to a public space and hang out for free.”
Citing the all-day event as not only a good chance to catch up with some local talent but as a great opportunity to meet people from the neighbourhood, Condon is beyond thrilled to spend a day in the park—just so long as the infamous sprinkler system that doused crowds a few years back keeps in check.