So, what is our goal? Bring huge acts as tourism draws to Halifax and put us on the map? Two thoughts: First – let us reflect on the words of my friend, Ben Pearlman. He is King’s College educated, former Halifax Pop Explosion Talent Director and now promoter working at Collective Concerts in Toronto, one of Canada’s largest independent concert promotion companies.
Look closely at that picture over there. Rolling Stones, right? Halifax, or Moncton show? Neither. That my loyal readers is a picture of the Rolling Stones at Frank Clair Field in Landsdowne Park in Ottawa. The concert took place in a stadium. Let’s talk about stadiums. In the Chronicle Herald yesterday (Wednesday Oct 5) the columnist for (corrected, I thought he was editor) the business section, Roger Taylor, wrote a column that included the sentiment that “If there was seating read more
Note: This article was published in the September 25, 2006 issue of the Chronicle Herald on the Op/Ed page. As the mud on the North Common slowly dries under the warm fall sun, you can hear the whirling sound of government, industry and media spinning rapidly and heartily. They spin to ensure that the only message heard after the Rolling Stones concert is overwhelmingly, ridiculously positive. On the face of it, the concert was a success. Lots of people had a read more
Maybe I should update this more often. In addition to Boost Ventilator, I know Ron Foley and, get this, the good people at the World Trade and Convention Centre (you know them from the Rolling Stones concert in Halifax) are reading this blog. Shout out to all you all.
I was narcissistically checking my own website stats a moment ago…. top searches that result in people coming to my little blog so far this month… Rolling Stones Rolling Stones Rolling Stones Halifax Rolling Stones play Halifax? Are the Rolling Stones playing Halifax in 2006. Deep political commentary? No. Classic rock? Yes, this is what Waye Mason seems to stand for! Are the Stones playing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada? The answer is NO. Keith Richards head injury means that read more
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? read more