Our tickets to OVO Fest, day one.
The fifth annual OVO Fest was held at Toronto’s Molson Ampitheatre on August 3rd and 4th. The brainchild of one of our favorite artists, Drake, is known for its major headliners, this year being Outkast and Drake, and special guest appearances. Kortnee and I left the States without tickets/passes for the show, and gave it up to luck for finding a pair for either night. Our mission proved successful, and we were able to score a pair of 300-level seats for the first night of the show headlined by the legendary Outkast.
A beautiful day for an outdoor concert!
The day started out a little cloudy, but ended up being sunny and gorgeous once it was time to head over to the venue. We cabbed it to Lakeside (where the venue is located) and got in line with the slew of fans. While waiting we bumped into fans from New Jersey, and Michigan; it was evident that many people traveled from out of town for this event.
Fangirl shot in front of the merch booth, rocking my “6” tee
Once we entered the venue, we made it our duty to find some sustenance as we hadn’t had lunch earlier. We decided upon fish tacos from one of the food trucks on site. I realized after the fact that there was a poutine truck in the cut that we totally missed out on, next time though! There were numerous mercy tables selling OVO gear, and we tried our luck getting tour tees. Unfortunately, all the smaller sizes were sold out this time, so we were happy that we had purchased some goods at the pop-up shop the day prior. I rocked my “6” tee with my favorite skirt. So simple, so comfy.
A view of the crowd in the ampitheatre
The photo above was a view of the crowd from our perspective. The amphitheatre was quite spacious and the seats were not steep, so you could see the stage from multiple angles.
Kortnee and I in our seats
Here we are in our seats. The show was opened by West Coast rapper YG, followed by an hour break with Outkast hitting the stage at approximately 9 PM. The duo has been celebrating 20 years together in 2014, and in turn, have been performing multiple festival dates. This was Kortnee and I’s first time seeing Outkast, and a great time at that as they performed all their hits over the years. We were treated to one more special guest before the show closed out in Bun B, performing his verse from “International Players Anthem”. A moment to remember indeed.
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*Photos by Andrea K. Castillo & Kortnee Leigh