As the Arkells toured across Canada, Mike DeAngelis, the vocalist, and guitarist of the band took along his beloved camera and documented their unforgettable moments to share with us. Mike collected the reflection on the realities of traveling and playing music with his band in different cities.
We had the chance to play before the kickoff at the 2011 Grey Cup in Vancouver this past November. When we arrived for sound check the day before the big game, the empty BC place seemed impossibly big and cavernous.
We had heard that there would be some cheerleaders performing with us, but we didn’t realize until we had begun sound check that every cheerleader in the CFL had learned a dance routine for two of our songs.
It was a pretty surreal but ultimately very cool thing to be a part of.
One of my favourite shots of the weekend was taken from the sidelines during Nickelback’s halftime performance.
The combination of close proximity, hundreds of dancers and a generous amount of pyrotechnics made for a pretty unforgettable moment.
All photos were taken with Lomography Lady Grey B&W 400 35mm film
If you are interested to see more photos from their tour, you can take a look at the previous journal entry!
If you want to find out how the band came up with their name, you can find out in the backstage pass interview article here!
Just can’t get enough of the Arkells? See more photos from their Michigan Left Video shoot*