Watch Anyway Gang Play in Their Trailer After Rained-Out Hillside Set

"It was actually pretty special," says Menno Versteeg

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jul 28, 2022

Though Anyway Gang — the CanRock supergroup of Sloan's Chris Murphy, Hollerado's Menno Versteeg, Tokyo Police Club's Dave Monks, and Sam Roberts â€” had their Sunday (July 24) night Hillside performance washed away by a massive storm and resulting power outage, the quartet still managed to make their presence known at the Guelph Lake festival throughout the weekend — even if it was for a much smaller audience in the end.

After participating in a handful of collaborative sessions, walking around the festival grounds and being generally entertaining on social media all weekend, the band found themselves without their festival-closing set as the severe thunderstorm ripped through Southern Ontario.

Retreating to their trailer amid a downpour of rain and a lightning show in the sky, the Gang and their crew huddled together with a baby, a few hot dogs and a regular dog to stay dry. That's when the band broke out into song, performing an acoustic set from inside the shelter.

"We still had a riot on Sunday, despite being rained out," Versteeg tells Exclaim! "It was actually pretty special."

You can watch the footage (shot by Calm Elliott-Armstrong) of the band playing through "Big Night," "Call on Me" and "Everybody Cries" below.
@exclaimdotca Anyway Gang made the best of the storm at @hillsidefestival, performing an intimate set in their trailer to cap off the weekend! Footage 📸 Calm Elliott-Armstrong #hillside #music #guelph #hillsidefestival #canadianmusic #samroberts #sloane #hollerado #ontario #fyp ♬ original sound - exclaimdotca
@exclaimdotca Some more of Anyway Gang's trailer performance at @hillsidefestival! They won't let a little bit of thunder get in the way of playing some tunes ⛈️🎶 Footage 📸 by Calm Elliott-Armstrong #fyp #ontario #sloan #hollerado #tokyopoliceclub #samroberts #canadianmusic #livemusic #guelph #anywaygang #festival #hillsidefestival ♬ original sound - exclaimdotca

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