Festival d'été de Québec: the king of country awaited since sunrise

Québec's summer festival: the king of country awaited since sunrise

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Country music fans in their hats and cowboy boots invaded downtown Quebec City early Friday, drinking a good drink, before seeing their idol Luke Combs perform on the Plains of Abraham .

“Tonight I'm crying, that's for sure. I have my ticket for the Videotron center [where he will be performing in November]. I follow him everywhere,” says Christina Bourque, the biggest Luke Combs fan in Quebec, according to her friends. barriers at the entrance to the main stage.

Festival-goers arrived at 6 a.m. to secure a front-row seat to the evening show.

Myléna Roussy took the ferry from Lévis to be the first arrival. There were a dozen of them, like her, wanting prime seats for the evening show.

“We are so happy to have him in Quebec. He is very warm, human and close to his audience,” she says in ecstasy in front of her idol.

For his part, Kévin Perron left Matane at 5 a.m., picking up his friend Stéphanie Boutin from Bellechasse. 

Kévin Perron came from Matane, picking up his friend Stéphanie Boutin, from Bellechasse, to see his idol in flesh and blood.

“He's my idol. I've been a fan since the very beginning. His stories resonate with me. » 

In the middle of the afternoon, the atmosphere was already festive and the businesses of Grande-Allée were going full throttle. 

There is no doubt that festival-goers awaited with great excitement the king of country's first visit to Canada. < /p>

The Luke Combs experience

Several festival-goers had also chosen to live the Luke Combs experience as a group. Marc-Olivier Valade from Sherbrooke was accompanied by six of his friends. 

These called him a die-hard fan of the American star. 

“He's the first country artist I've listened to in my life. It means a lot to me. »