In addition to the sound and backline, most of the set up activities relate to getting the booths and banners ready. Strummerfest organizer, Michael Clifton, is pictured in the red t-shirt below. Amanda Demmer from Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council chats with performer, Craig Dubeck, below on the right.
Strummerfest organizer, Michael Clifton, introduced the festival and managed emceeing most of the time.
Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council's Amanda Demmer shared comments with the audience as (later and not pictured here) did Your Life Count's Rory Butler and Greg Devine of McIntosh Perry, representing the festival's sponsors.
Pete Fowler (above) and Coral Andrews (below) from CKWR-FM both helped out introducing some of the bands.
Michael chats with a CTV videographer.
(above) Michael, Pete Fowler and Amanda Demmer share a laugh while setting up.
(below) Like many of our performers, The Dead Souls' Dave Kuhr takes in the show with his family (along with bandmate Kevin Hogg)
Popular local street performer, Gerima Harvey, filled in a few minutes with some reggae drumming (since a few of the bands somehow got us ahead of schedule).