Rolling Stones in Halifax, Nova Scotia

In a letter to Sue Uteck I wrote:

Hi Sue,

Trade Centre is going to land the Rolling Stones in Halifax during a weekend when hotels are packed, the Pop Explosion is launched, and the Film Fest is wrapping up.

We have plenty of bands that play here and never play Moncton. Is this necessary? Has council and or city staff/management encouraged this? Is it within the mandate of Trade Centre Limited to play the roll of a promotions company?

Sorry for the negativity, I just find this “keeping up with the Jones” ridiculous and demeaning to the city. If this is going to cost anything like the $600,000 that Moncton paid, well, there would be a lot more shows in the Metro Centre if the rent was cheaper year round!

W

  • iCandy-0

    so I guess you are not going to write me letter of recommendation for that Commonwealth Games bid communications position?

    Just kidding! A city overrun with athletes is only number two to a city overrun with sailors for things I’d like to not ever see again in my lifetime.

    The Stones, hey? Why doesn’t anyone shell out the big bucks to bring in the Moody Blues? Sigh. I want my city to invest in green space, bike lanes, smart heating projects, new venues to support artists and musicians. The stones should pay us for the privilege of coming here.

  • iCandy-0

    so I guess you are not going to write me letter of recommendation for that Commonwealth Games bid communications position?

    Just kidding! A city overrun with athletes is only number two to a city overrun with sailors for things I’d like to not ever see again in my lifetime.

    The Stones, hey? Why doesn’t anyone shell out the big bucks to bring in the Moody Blues? Sigh. I want my city to invest in green space, bike lanes, smart heating projects, new venues to support artists and musicians. The stones should pay us for the privilege of coming here.

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