I arrive at 5 pm and start practicing my French in the cab to the Bed & Breakfast (at $70 night vs. $189 for an ‘Industry Rate’ at the festival site Hyatt, I’ll take my St Urbain B&B and the 6 minute walk). The driver is impressed, although then French is a 2nd (5th?) language for him too. But I’m confident that if he were a hot Quebecois in a national Arts Funding position, I would have scored large…. and got a grant too. WHOOaa—hahaaa-eeee!!!