by Tiana Feng
The final night of Wavelength 14 performances took place at The Garrison with very different acts: Elaquent, Lido Pimienta, The Wet Secrets and Cousins.
Up first was Elaquent spinning some hip-hop beats.
The stage was decorated with Canadian flags and Tough Guy Mountain waving them expressionlessly as Lido Pimienta took the stage. The anthem started but she announced that she had forgotten the lyrics and proceeded to look them up. Then a “O KKKK Canada” was performed. It may seem like something that would have been tough to swallow for most people but Pimienta wrote a tumblr post to the reason behind such performance. The rest of her set was a high-energy performance of her songs, which are all in Spanish but well received by the audience who could hardly comprehend.
Edmonton’s The Wet Secrets followed, also decked in red and white. However, they were much more patriotic. Dressed in marching band attire, the band delivered horn-backed pop tunes with synchronized danced moves. They were a delight to both listen and watch to.
Cousins followed with one of the tightest set I’ve ever seen the band play. The audience agreed yelling for an encore which they were granted with.
Congrats Wavelength on their 14th birthday and may there be many more awesome festivals and shows to come!