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Calgary Stampede: Day 1 – A Sneak Peek Into Calgary Stampede

All Photos by Ceilidh McQuillan

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, Calgary Stampede (https://www.calgarystampede.com/) hosted a small “Sneak Peek” night at 5 pm for anyone who was too excited to wait until morning to start their Stampede fun.

This sneak peek included a rainy performance at the Coca-Cola Stage from two incredible Canadian bands: Royal Canoe from Ontario and Manitoba, and Local Calgary band, Reuben and The Dark.

It rained from 9 am through to the night, but the wet and slippery conditions did not stop anyone from having a great first night at Stampede.  We were all drenched, freezing, and covered in mud together!

Royal Canoe kicked off the night with an incredible musical performance. They performed a wide range of their music from new EP RC3PO, to some throwbacks from their 2013 album, Today We’re Believers, and my personal favorite song “Bathtubs”

Reuben and The Dark kicked off their set with Reuben immediately jumping onto the speakers at the front of the stage to get closer to the audience, while performing “You and I”, a song that demonstrated the incredible vocals we would be hearing for the rest of the show. The intimate set-list concluded with Reuben jumping into the crowd for the last song , and bringing a few fans on stage to finish the night. This band never fails to amaze me with how intimate they make all of their shows, they always make the crowd feel right at home.

Check out some photos from the show below:

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