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25 Signs You Went To Edgefest In The '90s

Matthew Good of the Matthew Good Band performing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. 3/7/01 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
Matthew Good of the Matthew Good Band performing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. 3/7/01 Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect

When Our Lady Peace, Sloan and I Mother Earth hit Toronto's Echo Beach stage on Aug. 16 they'll be capping off another edition of the 21-years-and-counting Edgefest concert series.

Edgefest has had a number of different phases: like the local band promoting period on the rotating stage at the Ontario Place Forum, the go-to Canada Day destination at Barrie's Molson Park, and as a Canada-crossing touring festival to rival Lollapalooza and Vans Warped.

Arguably, though, Edgefest's true glory days came in the '90s, when Can-Rock first broke big and the afore-mentioned OLP and IME along with the likes of The Tea Party, Matthew Good Band, Econoline Crush, Moist and Treble Charger were all platinum-selling, world-beating superstars.

Did you witness this hoser rock zeitgeist firsthand? If so you should instantly be able to recognize these 25 signs you went to Edgefest in the '90s.

22. Courtney Love's Boobies
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When Hole performed across western Canada in '99, Courtney Love performed extended periods of her set topless... so many people in places like Calgary, Saskatoon and Edmonton have seen her boobies.
19. Summersault Or Edgefest?
You can't remember whether you saw Foo Fighters at Summersault or Edgefest. Or was it both?
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