One of the things about festivals is that you just can't always see what you want. Er... but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you see what you need.
Take Derek, who also operates under the name Grasshopper, and is in the Toronto supergroup 10,000 Watt Head with Carl from No Dynamics, Dane from The Arcade Fire, Mike from Acid Test, and Greg Collins of Ninja High School.
He made his way to the Silver Dollar early but still couldn't catch his friend and favourite act.
"I wanted to catch Nifty but I missed Nifty," says Derek. "I got here right as he carried his gear out... and then I helped him carry it home."
It was a small victory for Grashopper -- a bigger one was getting to see No Dynamics at the same venue later in the night.
"I also saw the Two Koreas here," he recalls. "And I saw somebody at Tiger Bar but I don't remember."