2013 has been a pretty wild year. Montreal went through some pretty crazy shit, the summer's city-wide water warning and a few explosions being two of many. But what didn't kill us made us stronger, and 2013 saw some of the most epic parties and musical acts Montreal has ever hosted. Osheaga was bigger and better than ever, some solid new bars opened to change the nightlife scene, and concerts were galore. No doubt 2014 will bring the same amount of epic-ness, but before we say goodbye to 2013, let's take a second to remember all the magnificent moments that made 2013 such a memorable year.\nTo relive the magic of the past year MTL Blog has compiled the 50 most memorable Montreal moments of 2013. Remember that night, that show, and that party as we take you down Montreal's memory lane.\nClick here to relive 2013 >\nNo More BYOB @ Piknic Electronik\nWhen: April 28th\nWhere: Piknic Electronik (Parc Jean-Drapeau)\nWhy: We couldn't bring our own beer and wine anymore. 'Nuff said.\nFiston: A Very Real & Funny Web Series\nWhen: Began 2012, exploded in 2013\nWhere: Exclusive web series on MSN Video\nWhy: Every single one of his episodes makes us keep wanting more. We laugh at his brutal honesty. If you're going to watch one French series this year, this is the one. Watch them now >\nGigantic Sinkhole Swallows Backhoe\nWhen: August 7th\nWhere: Guy/St. Catherine\nWhy: Potholes evolve into machine devouring sinkholes and Montreal's construction corruption is more evident than ever. Traffic gets nuts.\nDave Chappelle at Just For Laughs\nWhen: July 24th-July 28\nWhere: JFL Comedy Festival (Place des Art's Théâtre Maisonneuve)\nWhy: In a surprise nine shows Chappelle sold 14,221 tickets, breaking the festivals record and made the city laugh harder than ever before.\nFood Trucks Roll Out To Feed The City\nWhen: June 20th\nWhere: All over the city\nWhy: After a 60 year ban, food trucks once again graced the streets of Montreal, feeding hungry citizens awesome food.\nChamplain Bridge Constantly Breaking\nWhen: Ongoing\nWhere: Brossard + Montreal\nWhy: Repairs and construction reach new levels of frustration for commuters. One man even opens a helicopter ride service.\nMosaica Cultures at the Botanical Gardens\nWhen: June 22-September 29\nWhere: Montreal's Botanical Gardens\nWhy: Global horticultural talent showed off right here in Montreal, plus giant grass people. Even Hugh Jackman was impressed.\nCity-wide Water Boil Advisory\nWhen: May 22nd\nWhere: All over the city\nWhy: 36 hours of no water left the city no choice but to drink beer and because of a "whoops" moment.\n1st Annual MURAL Festival\nWhen: June 13th-16th\nWhere: St. Laurent/Prince Arthur\nWhy: Outdoor party and live creation of 4 awesome murals showcase Montreal's graffiti art and talent. See more pics and recap here.\nFirework Factory Explosion\nWhen: June 20th\nWhere: Coteau-du-lac\nWhy: B.E.M. fireworks factory ignites and explodes for hours.\nhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il-XL9N5nXw\nOsheaga 2013 Breaks Attendance Records\nWhen: August 1-3\nWhere: Parc Jean-Drapeau\nWhy: So packed, so sweaty, so fun. An Osheaga never to forget. Relive all of the photo memories (Part 1 & 2)\nhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PAfcLVnR-5c\n#Coderring\nWhen: November 4th\nWhere: The Montreal Twitter-sphere\nWhy: The city reacts to its newly elected mayor, with hilarious results. Get the original story and #coderring defined.\nApt. 200's Opening Night\nWhen: September 26th\nWhere: 3643 St. Laurent\nWhy: No more Ballroom as St. Lo gets the coolest new bar in a long while. Read our initial coverage and see all the photos since.\nFilm POP's PFFR: LEGACY 2112\nWhen: September 28th\nWhere: Film BOX\nWhy: PFFR's John Lee shows a huge mix of media awesomeness, including a never-before-seen episode of the hilarious Wonder Showzen.\nAnnouncement and Proposal of the PQ's Charter of Values\nWhen: Announced May 22nd, officially proposed September 10th, 2013\nWhere: Montreal\nWhy: Restricting the freedom of expression for many Montreal citizens, Bill 60 sparks a city-wide controversy and more than a few protests.\nPriape and Le Drugstore Close Their Doors\nWhen: October 25th\nWhere: The Village\nWhy: While Priape reopened a week later, two Montreal Village-staples shut down, largely due to high rents.\nMos Def Crushes Le Belmont\nWhen: July 19th\nWhere: Le Belmont\nWhy: The cunning lyricist and musical heavyweight graces the stage of Le Belmont for an awesome summer show. If you didn't go, check it out here.\nBass Drive Wednesdays takes over Piknic Electronik\nWhen: July 21st\nWhere: Piknic Electronik (Parc Jean-Drapeau)\nWhy: The intense energy and sexy vibes of the Belmont's weekly event takes over Piknic in an unforgettable musical mash-up of DJ sets and summer sun. Check out the photos here >\nPastagate\nWhen: February 14th\nWhere: Buonanotte (3518 St. Laurent)\nWhy: Language laws go next-level ridiculous when the word 'pasta' is attacked for not being French and becomes a city-wide joke.\nhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=d2py6GukWHE\nKanye West Cancels Montreal Performance\nWhen: November 6th\nWhere: Whatever reality Kanye West lives in/Montreal\nWhy: Despite Kanye's craziness, many a Montrealer was heartbroken by his cancellation of his Nov. 14th Bell Center show.\nBeaux Degats Relocates to Foufounes\nWhen: March 2013\nWhere: Foufounes Electroniques\nWhy: A new year and new location for Beaux Degats Art Battle. Check out the inaugural night here.\nBeatles in Montreal Exhibit\nWhen: March 29th-present\nWhere: Mariners' House\nWhy: A new generation of Montrealers get to relive the magic of having one of the most historic bands ever in their home city.\nOysterfest 2013's Oyster Shucking Competition\nWhen: September 8th\nWhere: Old Port\nWhy: A day of oysters and caesars had shuckers from Japan to Denmark competing for the title of Oyster King. Relive the magic here.\nFeist's Zero Charge Jazz Fest Show\nWhen: June 28th\nWhere: TD Stage @ Place des Festival\nWhy: Feist kicks of Jazz Fest with an entirely free show, her first at the festival since 2005.\nHelm Brewery Launches Hutchison IPA @ Beerfest 2013\nWhen: May 29th to June 2nd\nWhere: Palais des congrès of Montreal\nWhy: At 7.5% and super delicious, the Hutchison IPA can still be consumed at Helm now, thanks to rave reviews. Also, everyone got hammered at BeerFest.\nA Tribe Called Red + Tommy Kruise at M for Montreal\nWhen: November 21\nWhere: Société Des Arts Technologiques\nWhy: Kicking off the weekend, both acts started the M for Montreal pre-weekend off right with two killer sets.\nRob Zombie Raging @ Heavy MTL\nWhen: August 11th\nWhere: Heavy MTL (Parc Jean-Drapeau)\nWhy: Rising from the grave, Rob Zombie rocked Heavy MTL and showcased his newest album.\nPoliceman Photographed Bitchslapping an Oil Pipeline Protester\nWhen: October 10th\nWhere: Enbridge Inc. Building\nWhy: The police cracked down on peaceful protesters, and things got not-so-peaceful soon after. Check out more protester vs. police action.\nUnder Pressure Weekend\nWhen: August 10th-11th\nWhere: St. Cats/St. Laurent area\nWhy: Montreal's best graffiti artists, awesome DJ's, and serious eats from Diablos BBQ made for one of the best weekends of the summer. Relive the magic here and here.\nTaste MTL Does Everything Maple\nWhen: November 1st-11th\nWhere: City-wide\nWhy: Tourisme Montréal and over 125 restaurants took on the challenge of incorporating Quebec maple syrup into their menus, proving maple is good with everything.\nBlack Tiger Sex Machine @ Jazz Fest\nWhen: June 28th\nWhere: Club Soda\nWhy: The Montreal band showed Jazz Fest isn't just for jazz, killing it at Club Soda\nStation 16 Robbery\nWhen: Sometime between November 2nd-4th\nWhere: 3523 St-Laurent\nWhy: Over $50,000 of artwork stolen from Montreal's urban art gallery. Check out some of the stolen works below.\nMontreal Almost Has First Trans/Ex-Prostitute City Official\nWhen: October 18th\nWhere: Pleateau-Mont Royal\nWhy: Melanie Joly Group made waves during the Mayoral election for nominating a controversial candidate...before removing Bibiane Bovet days later. Relive the moment.\nAsshole Berates Muslim Woman On a Bus\nWhen: August 28th\nWhere: Bus 69\nWhy: When people wondered who exactly supported the Charter of Values, this video made citizens painfully aware. See it here.\nHardwell Takes Over Beach Club\nWhen: September 1st\nWhere: Le Beach Club\nWhy: With record numbers, EDM master Hardwell makes Le Beach Club hotter than ever before.\nJustin Trudeau at the MTL Pride Parade\nWhen: August 18th\nWhere: The Village\nWhy: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau shows his pride in the 2013 Pride Parade, alongside 130 floats and men in assless chaps. See more prideful activities here.\nRomados Returns\nWhen: July 12th\nWhere: Romados (115 Rachel)\nWhy: After months of being closed, Romados, home of the crack-chicken, reopens. The city goes nuts. See the full story here.\nSuwu's Breakfast Club Launch\nWhen: May 26th\nWhere: Suwu (St. Laurent/Prince Arthur)\nWhy: Drunch (drunk brunch) became a thing with Suwu's endless mimosas. Sundays officially became cool in Montreal.\nUnveiling of New Metro Cars\nWhen: November 25th\nWhere: Montreal\nWhy: After 50 years the STM revealed their plan to introduce new cars starting in 2014. Big news for commuters. Even Marois looks pumped.\nVerdun Gets First Bar in 100 Years\nWhen: May 14th\nWhere: Verdun\nWhy: Verdun got a Benelux, the first bar in the area since 1875. Citizens were happy for obvious reasons.\n#BigBlueBang\nWhen: November 26th\nWhere: Montreal's West Island\nWhy: A random sonic boom and flash over the West Island had the city speculating the origin, from aliens to the rapture. The #bigbluebang just turned out to be a run of the mill meteor.\nQuebec Corruption Inquiry Hits City Hall\nWhen: May 17th\nWhere: City Hall\nWhy: Fed up with sinkholes, an official corruption inquiry is initiated at Montreal's city hall. Needless to say, many were arrested.\nTarget Comes to Montreal\nWhen: September 17th\nWhere: All over Canada\nWhy: Goodbye Zellers, hello Target. Montrealers reep the savings.\nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=34r6RGF2JLA\nLachine Powerline Fireball\nWhen: November 1st\nWhere: Lachine\nWhy: Not only is it super cool looking, someone managed to capture the destruction on video. Even people in Germany saw it.\nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j7-lGJ0yq9k\nHarlem Shake Dominates Montreal\nWhen: February-March 2013\nWhere: All over Montreal\nWhy: From subways, to McGill, to Mount Royal, Montreal showed how it can Harlem Shake like no other city. We even tried to break the world record >\nPaul Desmarais' Memorial\nWhen: December 3rd\nWhere: Notre Dame Basilica\nWhy: Montreal/Canada's elite come out to Old Montreal to mourn the passing of one of Canada's most powerful businessmen.\nStar Trek Captains Reunite at Montreal Comiccon\nWhen: September 15th\nWhere: Palais des Congres\nWhy: Captain Kirk and Picard made fans have a nerdgasm as the two illustrious captains answered questions. No fight to the death, unfortunately.\nCronuts Invade Montreal\nWhen: September\nWhere: La Cornetteria (6528 St. Laurent)\nWhy: The fried food fad dessert breaks on the Montreal food scene. Known as the 'cronetto' and first made by La Cornatteria, the delicious dessert adds weight to many around the city.\nSurprise Arcade Fire Concert\nWhen: September 9th\nWhere: Salsatheque\nWhy: Out of nowhere, the Montreal mega-band held a show for 100 lucky fans, but only if they were wearing formal attire.\nLunice and Rockie Fresh Make Apt. 200 Amazing\nWhen: November 9th\nWhere: 3643 St. Laurent (Apt. 200)\nWhy: Saintwoods took the city by surprise with their high energy houseparty featuring Montreal's Lunice. Witness the debauchery.