We knew it. It was written in the sky. A little after 7 p.m., festival-goers were informed that the Parc de la Francophonie site was about to be filled to capacity for the performances of Finger Eleven, The Tea Party and Three Days Grace.
A copy-paste of the passage of the tape to Matt Walst at the Summer Festival, in 2014, where the site had been stormed. The formation of Norwood in Ontario is still appreciated in the Old Capital.
The Festival d'été de Québec is once again a victim of its own success, as Parc de la Francophonie, which will host Three Days Grace later tonight, is sold out.
Festival-goers who haven't been able to enter the site are invited to head towards the Plains. pic.twitter.com/QivhQsDRkr
— Le Journal de Québec (@JdeQuebec) July 12, 2022
Before the arrival of Three Days Grace, we warmed up the crowd with the anthem Jump Around< /em>from House of Pain.
“Quebec, Get the Fuck Up!”, launched the singer Matt Walst, before starting, with energy and intensity, So Called Life from the new album Explosions.
Animal I Have Become then set the spot where it was jumping on fire and threw his hands in the air all over the place, followed by Home, with the big guitar tones of the bearded Barry Stock, giving it a “ZZtopian” look.
It was going strong. Enough for the party-hungry crowd to quickly begin chanting Three Days Grace, with a few water bottles flying through the air.
After a very good Neurotic, singer-guitarist Matt Walst recalled the unforgettable 2014 concert at the Parc de la Francophonie.
“I've been in the band for 10 years now and it was one of our best shows. Because it felt like home. Rock lives in Quebec”, launched singer-guitarist Matt Walst, asking the public to immerse them in this atmosphere with Painkiller.
We then offered a semi-acoustic double with < em>The High Road and World So Cold. A double interrupted by the traditional “Ohé, Ohé, Ohé” sung by the fans, when the singer-guitarist said that rock lived in Quebec.
“Quebec is one of the most beautiful places in Canada . I should come more often personally,” he later added.
Just Like You, from their first album launched 19 years ago, The Good Life, I Hate Everything About You, sung with force by the public, Never Too Late and Riot. An overexcited atmosphere. The case was in the bag. All that remained was to give them the keys to the city.
The Tea Party inspired
Canadian and especially Ontario rock was in the spotlight during this evening which started with a short downpour. A rock declined in all ways.
There was the pop-tinged one of The Man Who, from Toronto, the experimental and progressive rock of Crown Lands of Oshawa, the alternative one, of Finger Eleven, of Burlington, the elaborate and rich rock of The Tea Party and the one full of testosterone Three Days Grace.
Breaking on the boards with oriental sounds, Jeff Martin, bassist-keyboardist Stuart Chatwood and drummer Jeff Burrows, of Tea Party, launched their ride on the boards with the coinThe River from the album Splendor Solis, which introduced them, in 1993, including bars of Sober de Tool.
“Hi Quebec. Hello my friends,” said the singer-guitarist, who seemed to be in quite a festive mode and slid the bow on his guitar during a long version of Save Me.
It was definitely the night of inserts, after a vibrant performance by The Messenger The Tea Party continued with Heaven Coming Down which became U2's Me or Without You.
The trio put on a big show. An inspired and very rock'n'roll performance that ended with the oriental sounds of Sister Awake, embellished by Paint it Black from the Stones and Heroes< /em> by Bowie.
Scott Anderson and his Finger Eleven pals, who haven't released a new album since 2015, have managed, room after room, to pick up an audience that was there for Three Days Grace.
The excellent One Thing generated a great moment, where we felt a good communication with the public. The band offered a few lines of That's All by Genesis, followed by Paralyzer with chords that became those of Back in Black by AC/DC, at the end of their performance.
One of the great discoveries of this evening was the duo Crown Lands, a cross between Rush and Led Zeppelin.
Guitarist, bassist and keyboardist Kevin Comeau had Jimmy Page looks with his white pants and jacket with fringes. Cody Bowles sings while behind the drums.
Crown Lands ended his performance with Context : Fearless Part One, a tribute to Rush. Everything was there: the keyboards, the two neck bass guitar, the drums and even the voice of the drummer not far from Geddy Lee. A performance that unfortunately went a little unnoticed.
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-268-7128