Car Free Day in Vancouver is one of the better festivals to attend and support. This year it was on June 14 2009 at 5 locations in Vancouver. Like every year it was a lot of fun and a great turnout. There is something for everyone to take home with them; I bought a Pan Flute for myself.
Just walking down the streets, as far as the eye could see were all these different venues/organizations/stores with thousands of people walking, dancing and enjoying the smells of a car free zone. I spent hours checking out all the vendors from different areas of the world and what they have to share. Just getting to play with the different tools of music from around the world was what I spent most of my time on, but certainly not all of it.
Car Free Day is a festival and like all festivals there was live music in every direction at every car-free location. With so many different styles of music, it was hard not to dance and share together the happiness that music provided each and every one of us.
Well after partying on the streets all day it was finally time for the after party. There were 7 of us all wearing ponchos made out of handkerchiefs and a hat of our choice. Everyone knew when we got there because we busted in with a conga line. That was a hit, we had the whole dance floor join, but who really turns down a conga line?
The days activities were filled with dancing, laughing and having a hell of a time. It was a very successful festival and everyone can’t wait to do it all over again. Hey what can I say, when is the next Car Free Day?