Guess Bob Lefsetz never made it to the Maritimes
Stephen Pate, NJN Network, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, August 7, 2009 with story from Moncton Times
Shucks he’s just a curmudgeon who never made it east of Toronto. We loved the Paul McCartney concert. 50,000 fans were thrilled to see McCartney in Halifax. He panned that one too.
I’m not a AC DC fan but who cares about that. The fans who went, and there were lots of them, had a blast.
Canada’s biggest concert, loud music, massive hits, hot sun and enough cold beer to fill a large backyard swimming pool created one of the greatest parties in Maritime history.
Throw in the sex appeal of the bikini beauties and buff boys and whether it was AC or DC, there’s no denying there was electricity in the air.
A fair bit of, ahem, herbal material too, of seemingly several different varieties, but that’s another story.
“Man, you can smell the rock ‘n’ roll from here,” AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson said.
“Keep it coming.” Moncton Times
There’s the difference, Canadian beer and weed. Our beer is just more fun that Budweiser.
At the Stones concert, there were people cutting the weed and packaging it on blankets near the food tents. Sales people or runners were spreading it out across the crowd.
That’s the Canadian difference. No narcs. No cops. Just people chillin’ out and groovin’ in the hot summer to the music, the beer, the babes and the stuff.
Americans ought to lighten up. It’s not like no one is using it. Only people are nervous they are going to get time for holding a baggy so they can’t relax as much.
“When all was sung and done and 70,000 music fans were headed for home, some were already looking forward to what might be in store for next year, dreaming of Springsteen or U2 mostly.
“Who next year’s acts might be is still anyone’s guess, including the promoters, but with another huge success on the Magnetic Hill Concert Site’s scorecard, it seems certain there will be someone big playing to big crowds.
“Maybe by then our ears will have stopped bleeding.
“And then, somewhere down the road many years from now, you’ll be telling people you were there, even if you weren’t.” Moncton Times