In a letter to Sue Uteck I wrote:
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!