In Moncton this summer, veteran rockers AC/DC will perform a show on Magnetic Hill. Local reaction has ranged from, and I’m paraphrasing here, “Fuckin’ A!!!” to “Give’r!!!”
In Fredericton, a similar outdoor rock show is promising to feature southern rockers The Black Crowes.
Reaction to that has ranged from, and, again, I’m paraphrasing, “What is this rock and/or roll music of which you speak?” to “Will there be hip-swiveling?” to “Won’t somebody think of the children?”
According to one concerned citizen: “The speakers are going to be that much larger … the noise is going to be, I feel, overwhelming.”
So the next time you’re planning your summer vacation to New Brunswick (and admit it: you are), take those factors into consideration when choosing the city you’ll be visiting.
Meanwhile, Saint John is still bitching that they never get the good acts.