Osheaga is clearly becoming the musical event of the summer in Montreal. The 3-day festival had everyone talking about it, before, during and after it was over. K-os was scheduled to play on Friday afternoon at 1:30pm, second on the main stages. A bit early for an artist of this quality. Or so we thought.
2 – Show up late at the festival, play half a song, then leave complaining
Getting on stage 15 minutes late, he stopped everything before completing the first song. K-os complained that he couldn’t hear himself and “loved music too much” to continue like this. He threw his all-access bracelet in the crowd before leaving with a very pathetic “I’m out”. Classy K, classy.
3 – Come back the next day, without apologizing, playing almost only covers
Whatever the problem was, it seems Osheaga and K-os resolved their differences as he got scheduled to play the very next day at 6:00 in replacement of Miguel who replaced Frank Ocean. It was K-os on stage, but the songs sounded more like “rock’n’roll like” covers mixed with lyrics from his songs. More than half the songs were covers… A bit of a mess. Lucky for him, his talented musicians saved the day on many occasions.
4 – Continue acting cocky, singing a Forgot about Dre cover, replacing “Dre” by “K”
We won’t start comparisons here (obviously), this is not the point. The point is he already lost the crowd with his attitude. It wasn’t bad, but added to the rest, it didn’t matter any more. K-os was now a has-been for Montrealers.
5 – Get the crowd to sing some Rihanna, why not!