EXPOSURES captures the moods and experiences of fans and artists, both onstage and off. This time, Ryan Parker grabbed his film camera, hopped on a flight, and captured the fortified beauty of Québec City along with the 102,000 fans that filled it for the Rolling Stones, Future Islands, Run The Jewels and more.
Festival d'été de Québec takes over downtown Québec City for 11 days every summer. This year's edition featured everything from The Rolling Stones to Jack Ü to Megadeath to Future Islands. It's a diverse lineup that attracts the young and their parents, with music at 12 stages (inside and out). All the music is close by, with poutine never more than a few steps away.
Our first year there couldn't have been better. The festival staff are fun and on top of everything. If you asked anyone working for the festival a question, they had answers. Isn't that nice? The lines moved quick (even for the 100,000 at the Plains of Abraham) and the Québécois were forgiving when I butchered their language as I tried to remember the very little I retained from my failing marks in grade school French class.