And what great fun we had with the folks at Rebellion.The day was cold (extreme cold again actually...boo), the city was full of great acts for Mid-winter Bluesfest, and Rebellion was full of fun people for a Strange Valentine afternoon.
I am always impressed with the folks here, but that really impresses me that folks got out and were so pleased to be part of things in such extreme temperatures and with so much going on. Regina, you are a hardy folk.
Interesting name for a brewery, Rebellion don't you think? I imagined they called it Rebellion because their beer was in contrast to everything out there and was a Rebellion of sorts to the existing norms in beer. But the name also makes me think of violence and uprisings. For a place of drinking and music, are we meant to be singing war songs and planning for some actual rebellion with axes and pitchforks for a community militia unit?
Ridiculous! We are peaceful kind sorts of folks, surrounded by like minds. Aha, but rebellions don't have to be violent. Just as the beer decided to challenge existing norms, there is plenty of existing norms that are stupid enough to warrant a rebellion. I think that might be the idea of Rebellion Brewery, challenge the stupidity and go your own way. Fly in the face of societal expectations, do it anyway! Just keep your clothes on and no guns. I added that last bit, but I think it is a good guide. No one takes naked people seriously, and I hate violence of any kind.
A wee Rebellion of expression then! Drink a new drink (maybe Rebellion beer, maybe kombucha...which was very lovely I must say), dress your own way, do your own thing, and be open minded to the others doing their personal rebellions.