The field trip of all field trips happens annually at Fort York Garrison a commons and this year’s event took place in early June.
Field Trip is Toronto’s downtown community music and arts festival and as soon as I saw Lennon & Maisy on this year’s lineup, I was sold. My sister and I bought a pair of tickets for Sunday and waited patiently for the day to arrive.
As with all outdoor festivals, the weather plays a huge role in the experience. Unfortunately, thunderstorms were in the forecast for Sunday, and right on schedule, a black rain cloud rolled quickly over the grounds around 2:30 p.m. The entire site was evacuated for safety reasons within minutes of the downpour.
For a few hours, we sat and paid close attention to social media as any changes to the festival would be announced there.
I want to commend the organizers for keeping festival goers in the loop and responding to all inquiries quickly and informatively. Gates re-opened around 5:30 p.m., but unfortunately, Lennon and Maisy’s set was cancelled.
The day completely turned around once the Stella sisters posted on Twitter that they would hold a meet and greet later on.
See you next year, Field Trip!