DesiFest, a 10-hour celebration of south Asian music and dance, was held yesterday in Vancouver’s Gastown. I know The Vancouver Sun covered it: I saw their photog tramping around the stage, shooting.
Last night, at 10 p.m., the Sun RSS feed pointed to a gallery of photos, but when I clicked the link just now (13 hours later), I got the message: “Sorry, this photo gallery is no longer available.” Same thing when I go to their multimedia page: DesiFest is on the index list, but leads to the same “sorry” message.
In the internet age, a photo gallery that goes up and then comes down in a little over half-a-day seems bizarre, particularly when a small gallery from another event held here yesterday, the Million Marijuana March, is still up. If there were technical problems, or artistic ones, I’d expect a few more details than “sorry.”
Note: I’m just finishing off my own audio slideshow from DesiFest. It should be up soon. And I promise not to take it down after half-a-day.
Currently playing in iTunes: Les fenêtres de Moscou by Abat