April 22nd, 2013 by Matt Average
Sean DeCory from Toronto sent some images of shows at the now defunct Siesta Nouveaux for this Monday Photo Blog. Siesta Nouveaux was a show space in Toronto for the past ten years that was shut down and demolished last year. Perhaps the best way to illustrate the importance of this place is to share an excerpt from the e-mail Sean included with the images:
“So many times I heard out of town bands/people proclaiming how lucky we were to have a place like Siesta. A venue like Siesta is rare and its absence has left a huge gap for the Toronto scene, especially the kids just starting to pick up their instruments and get their rock on. It was place full of interaction fun and creativity that cannot be matched by a bar or even a community center.
As a photographer shooting bands growing up I have grown a bit bored of music photos, but Siesta wasn’t just about having shows it was about everything punk rock. The crowds were crazy, (but respectful) and he only rule seemed to be don’t fuck with anyone, as well as don’t venture into peoples rooms. Once everyone found out Siesta was going to be torn down, spray painting and vandalism were pretty much accepted and sometimes encouraged. The interaction, the energy and the pure community feel of Siesta made me love shooting music again, and it will certainly be missed.”
For more on Siesta Nouveaux go here to Sean DeCory
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