The second edition of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) commenced on Friday. We had a blast at TURF Day 2. TURF ends today and we are excited to get the day started!
This year guests will be greeted with 3 stages and over the next two days will be sampling over 44 artists from Canada and all over the world.
We opted for TURF VIP this year strictly from a place of comfort and getting some amazing shots of bands to share with you (our readers).
What did we get?
TURF VIP passes gives you access to enclosed VIP lounges located beside all three outdoor stages at Fort York. Each VIP area has access to semi-private washrooms, un-crowded bars (alcohol, pop, water), and access in front of the stage barricade to watch the show from the front row and or a side of stage VIP area.
Separate entrance into the festival grounds for all VIPS
Festival exit/re-entry privileges (Only available for VIP, Master VIP, and 3 Day Multi Tickets/VIP)
Shaded and tented areas
Access to general admission TURF grounds
Excellent views of the stage
Let me tell you the views were spectacular and TURF VIP was spacious. Gone are the days when we will be travelling General Admission. From a perspective of comfort from the hot summer sun – TURF VIP is where it’s at.
The highlight of our TURF VIP experience were the shower curtain like mats that were kept in the tented area at VIP. After the first day at TURF, I left my woolly blanket at home and used the mat provided by TURF VIP for whenever we needed to rest our tootsies under a shaded tree. Best idea ever! Thank you, for whoever thought that up!
I also like the fact that the trees did indeed save us thanks to the TURF VIP area. Gosh – it was hot yesterday. To be able to see your band and still not feel like you were sweating buckets was helpful. As we sat on our mats and relaxed it felt really enjoyable to listen to music and people watch.
Then there was the ‘facilities’ issue. If you have to go, you have to go. We never waited once to use the ‘facilities’. In some of the toilets there was even a sink with running water to wash your hands. Oh yes, when you have been to Lollapalooza in Chicago like me and seen the debauchery after a 3 day music festival – things get a tad messy.
Have we had fun at TURF VIP? Oh yes. Were we comfortable at TURF VIP? Oh yes. Would we do TURF VIP again? OUI!
Today is TURF Day 3, if you were thinking of going – it’s time!
Stay tuned for my TURF Day 3 features to follow in the days ahead.