Day 1, Cavendish Beach Music Festival: The Deluge

Story and photos by Jim Brown

Long columns of ticket holders assembled more than an hour before showtime at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival on the festival’s first day, July 6, only to be disappointed when the skies opened up and heavy rains threatened to wash everything away, accompanied by thunder and lightning. But many were in good spirits as they attempted to wait out the deluge. Dark clouds and rain were banished shortly after 2:30 pm, with the sun reappearing, along with warmer temperatures. Organizers were optimistic the day’s program, delayed since 12 noon, would be underway by around 3 pm.

Shae Dupuy

Canadian country music star Shae Dupuy sought shelter inside a large tent on the festival grounds, waiting for a break in the stormy weather.

Two members of the provincial under-15 women's basketball team

Two members of the provincial under-15 women’s basketball team attempt to slide into plastic raingear.

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