Well it only took about 2 days for some moron to deface one of the city's newest murals. On Wednesday, June 24, the mural by Jérôme Poirier was vandalized and people don't seem too happy about it. The mural which was an homage to the band, Beaux Dommages', first album now reads "Vive la St-Jean." Because what better way to celebrate the Fete Nationale than by ruining beautiful artwork and drawing a giant dick right in the middle of it?
I wonder if the "tagger" - no wait, "tagger" is too nice. Let's call them "crap weasel". I wonder if the crap weasel even realizes they wrote "vive" in front of the dick pic. I guess that means they must really love dick, because apparently they felt the need to write "hooray for dicks" on a wall.
Thankfully steps have already been taken to ensure that the mural is fixed and returned to its former dick-less glory.
The biggest name? DVSN, the well-known R&B duo from Toronto.
Other musical artists that will be performing for the 2021 edition of MURAL include Coeur de Pirate, Night Lovell, Skiifall, High Klassified, Robert Robert, Sarahmée, Hologramme, Pierre Kwenders (DJ set), Eman, Lou Phelps, San Farafina, Naomi, Mon Doux Saigneur, Jamaz, and JAM.
And if you're going to MURAL more for the visual art, you'll be able to see works by June Barry, BirdO, Michelle Hoogveld, Drew Young, Teddy Kelly, Francorama, Marie-Pier Primeau, Zoë Gelfant, Julian Palma, Garbage Beauty, Cryote, Waxhead, Zoltan, Iregular, Samuel Arsenault-Brassard, and others.
When: August 12–22, 2021
Where: Boulevard Saint-Laurent between rue Sherbrooke and avenue Mont-Royal
Why You Need To Go: For an experience that is oh-so-Montreal.
"The Habs coming together the way they have, showing grit, perseverance, a ton of heart and determination while leaving it all out there," Peaches told MTL Blog.
"We now face the Vegas Golden Knights, someone tell them we got our armour ready to go and will fight to win this next series with all we got. Oui Believe in our Bleu Blanc Rouge. LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
Though "not the most superstitious person around," Peaches hopes the mural gives a boost to morale for the city while invoking the spirit of '93. "Montreal last won the Stanley Cup June 9, 1993," the artist said.
"We put up this mural last Wednesday, June 9, 2021 totally unplanned, very spontaneous. June 9 happens to be my mom's birthday, The Rocket's number was 9, you see where I'm going here?"
The mural on Saint-Antoine and de la Montagne depicts Youppi on a race car brandishing a giant novelty foam hand and a flag. The talented artist also included a number messages that pay tribute to the city and current events, including the number 215 to honour the memory of 215 Indigenous children found buried near a Kamloops, B.C. residential school.