Rifflandia No. 1 started as most Rifflandias have since, with a 10×10 tent and a handful of colourful pins. We set up in front of the McPherson Playhouse with a boombox and some astroturf. Victoria got its first taste of Wristband Connect and of the Rifflandia choose-your-own-adventure-one-wristband-for-everything mantra! Highlights from 2008 were neon yellow wristbands, Black Mountain at Alix Goolden and Z-Trip at the Strathcona. Rifflandia 2008 was 3 days, 7 stages, 65 artists. 1500 people were there to witness it.