What: One of the most popular events of JUNO week, JUNO Fan Fare, presented by hmv Canada, gives Canadian music fans the opportunity to meet their favourite artists. Featuring interviews with artists, autograph sessions, live performances and prize giveaways.
Experience: I drove in from Toronto to Hamilton to first pick up my media pass and get everything I would need for the Junos weekend festivities. After getting a quick run-down of all the events and how things would be run by the great people at Holmes PR I headed to the first event; The Juno Fan Fare. I heard stories about this event and how crazy it can get, but I kinda brushed it off. As soon as I opened the doors to Lime Ridge mall I could hear the screaming fans. The excitement at lime ridge mall was unreal, hordes of screaming teenage girls running throughout the mall looking for their favourite artist namely Shawn Mendes.
Much VJ Liz Trinnear and Tyrone Edwards host of E! Were the perfect hosts for the Juno Fan Fare event. Somehow, some way they got that already amped crowd even more excited throughout the Fan Fare event. If there was a decibel metre there it surely would have broken from the amount of screaming that happened when Shawn Mendes and others made their appearances walking down the mall steps.
“I never seen a crowd get so amped over a selfie stick giveaway. The noise level is deafening.” – Concerned parent
Hamilton definitely represented. The energy for the juno fan fare was infectious. HMV definitely took advantage of the festivities selling cds of the artists who were participating in the autograph sessions. The sight of teenagers buying cds was definitely a great music moment. Finally the performances were awesome and were the icing on the cake for a great fan appreciation event.
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