Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene plays surprise show at WayHome

When news that Passion Pit cancelled their scheduled performance at WayHome Music Festival due to illness, rumours ran amuck at Burl's Creek Event Grounds about who would replace them. That is until event organizers revealed Broken Social Scene would be swapped in.

Some swore Kanye West would be called in because he's controversially headlining the Pan Am Games closing ceremonies on Sunday night. Others guessed that the festival would give the Six a nod by having Drake fill in. Still others claimed that Arcade Fire would take the stage.

Broken Social Scene proved to be more than just a replacement. They blasted on stage with horns blaring, jokingly announcing themselves as Passion Pit. They quickly moved into a set that had the audience singing along to songs such as Texico Bitches and they even brought out Amy Millan and Evan Cranely from Stars to join them.

The surprise show concluded with an impressive fireworks display before the crowd switched gears to see headliner Kendrick Lamar perform.

Photo by louiseglesson


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