This past year was another weird, strange year for Ominocity.
That said, it was one of our favourite years ever. OMFEST 4 anyone? Probably the most fun we’ve had at a show ever! We also had a lot of fun with this here site, and we’ve got some plans for 2016, so thanks for coming along and cheersing with us these past few years. It’s been swell!
And now, here are Ominocity’s Top 15 Stories of 2015:
Ghost Town, Saskatchewan: Blackstrap Ski Hill (NSFW)
A ski hill ghost town, the lift poles remain embedded in the side of the Blackstrap Ski Hill along with the decaying lift shacks. There’s also lots of bizarro graffiti adorning most of the structures – apparently the T-bar shack played host to a “five man orgy” if spray paint vandals are to be believed.
The large reclining seats are grouped in pairs with an armrest that you can push back to cuddle with your sweetie and each chair has a counter you can pull out to set your food and drink on. Yes, popcorn and beer combos exist at the VIP section of the Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon.
Exploring the ruins of the magical, failed city of Factoria
If you’re from Saskatoon, the idea that the remains of a bustling community lie beneath the streets where you smashed tennis balls against garage doors and failed miserably at ball hockey is kind of jarring. This is the story of Factoria, the “Magic City.” It’s also the history of where I was raised.
Here’s an idea of what a hypothetical conception of Saskatoon’s subway system could look like, via Ominocity’s crack team of illustrators. The idea of stretching out to the suburbs is to have main stations where commuters could park before embarking elsewhere to the city.
Another Band Swap has come and gone. Which is awesome because if you went you probably had a really, really, really good time. And you might be a lil’ bit hungover. And even a little wistful with all the wonderful memories you have.
The best veggie burgers make you feel loved, like you are being hugged by a ray of sunshine because you are eating a delicious protein-filled meal. Also, probably because it’s loaded with heart-stopping mayo and maybe a slice of cheese or something exotic like a slice of avocado or honey mustard or something. Woo.
Musicians Say The Strangest Things: Portraits and quotes from our favourite artists
Having worked as a freelance music journalist for nearly a decade, I’ve managed to compile a novel’s worth of material from a variety of musicians and artists. A lot of it is really boring. But not all of it.