Apparently there is lots of fog in Newfoundland! Who knew?
Seriously, there seems to have been some panic about whether the entire Canadian music industry would be able to converge on St. John's for the JUNO Awards this weekend, considering the city is only really accessible by air, and the airport is completely fogged in. (It was effectively shut down Thursday and most of the day Friday.) However, Lindsay and I arrived on schedule at around 11 PM last night without any problems, though many passengers were understandably shaken when the ground suddenly became visible through the aircraft windows a scant half-second before we touched down.
(Not to worry, I'm told Justin Bieber arrived safely too.)
St. John's is an incredibly beautiful place. As a native of the Pacific Northwest, no natural vista tugs at my heartstrings more than gray skies and ocean waters, and St. John's dials that shit up to 11. Behold:
But, probably on account of that omnipresent gray, all the buildings are painted awesomely vivid colors:
We are getting ready for the official gala/dinner tonight, when the bulk of the awards will be announced (including my own humble category) -- the actual telecast is Sunday, but like the Grammies, only a handful of awards actually get handed out on teevee. I'll have the full run-down here on the blog after we get back, but meanwhile I'll post Twitter updates as events unfold.