11-Jul-2008 05:00 AM
Contributed by: pete
During the last day of NXNE and on the Sunday of the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA '08), I was fortunate enough to be able to hang out in a group of hotel suites that were roped off, tied together, and labelled the Artist Sanctuary. There was a suite filled with Reebok shoes, a suite setup to perform interviews for Sirius Satellite Radio (complete with bar), a suite for Blackberry, and a two floor suite with a Grey Goose bar, food, Guitar Hero, along with a few other treats designed to sooth. Musicians, TV personalities, movie stars, and a few random industry types were all invited. The stream of guests included Hedley (winners of four MMVA awards), K-OS, Finger Eleven, Attack In Black, Lights, Giovanni Spina, Bedouin Soundclash, Matt Mays (and El Torpedo too), Seth McFarlane (creator of Family Guy), Sum 41, and Sam Roberts Band. Here are just a few photos from the time I spent there.
In the third photo below, I would like to point out that Jacob Hoggard from Hedley, who is playing Guitar Hero with the guitar slung up behind his head, just hit the yellow note and is successfully setup to hit the orange note.