Stewart Park Festival Hits Big Notes and Climate MiraclePosted on July 31, 2019
Main stage at 2019 Stewart Park Festival, Perth, Ontario PHOTO BY theWedge.LIVE
By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE
I have never attended an event requiring a change of clothes within an hour of arrival. This Saturday in late July, I suspect was the hottest day on record for some time in Perth.
So I performed a private Houdini act in the front seat of my car, partially concealed by the sun reflectors against my windshield. I reappeared dry and refreshed to invest more time covering one of the “Top 100 Festivals in Ontario.”
46 degrees on the humidex did not stop the public from showing up at Perth’s ‘big one,’ the Stewart Park Festival. It was a weekend few of us will forget. Visitors seemed oblivious to an additional threat.
Staff kept a close eye on radar reports watching the movement of thunderstorms encircling the town. Evidently, they spared Perth from their wrath. This was a minor miracle.
“I am amazed at the resilience of people to have come up in this temperature,” Kari Clarke, head of Perth BIA, gushed while sipping lemonade backstage.
Meanwhile, a volunteer named Marcel traveled the grounds spritzing visitors with cool water–on consent. It was welcome relief–physical and comical–and too, a lifter of spirits for volunteers and staff.
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SPRITZING : Marcel spritzing volunteers and staff backstage at 2019 Stewart Park Festival, Perth, Ontario PHOTO BY theWedge.LIVE