Early this afternoon, I received a text from my buddy Ivon asking me if I’d like to check out “Kits Days”. I realized I’d completely forgotten about the annual Kitsilano Music & Arts Festival, a.k.a. The Khatsahlano Music & Arts Festival, a.k.a. The Khitzhilhanho Muzik & Artz Fessteeval, that sees West 4th street transformed into a car-free zone of middling music and mediocre food.
“Could swing by,”I texted back. “When will you be there and where shall we meet?”
He informed me he was going to bike down and suggested we meet in half an hour in front of the drug store.
I told Akemi so that she could get ready and then, twenty minutes before the agreed-upon meeting time, we hopped in the car. Twenty minutes would, I figured, give us plenty of time to find a parking spot and walk down.
And so, we drove down one main street, checked out a side street, drove up another street, checked out another side street, then down another, rolling past the numerous “Residents Only” parking areas. Up. Down. Up. Down. Up. Down. Winding our way through the narrow streets unntil, finally, success! I found the perfect parking spot –
Right in front of my house.
I headed inside, pulled out a deck chair, and enjoyed a glass of a recent purchase:
Having lived in the area for almost ten years now and having experienced my fair share of “local events”, I can honestly proclaim this personal celebration the BEST KITS DAYS EVER!