Wednesday, July 23, 2008

They should have offered up a "Bull Ride"...

Just think of it, Elton swinging in on stage on the back of one our Island bulls. I can't help but think there is some kind of "Bull" to this story as any reasonable management person who visited PEI and the site would hardly believe that security would be an issue? Maybe we should have offered up a free ticket to the "Racino"...and a night out with "Ann".
Security concerns killed Elton John concert

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
CBC News
The Charlottetown Civic Centre tried to convince Elton John to make a P.E.I. stop on his tour through Atlantic Canada, but his management was not happy with the security arrangements.
Civic centre management spent a day trying to make the concert promoters comfortable with the design of the centre.
The British singer's management was concerned about a lack of backstage accommodations, and the fact a hallway circles the entire arena under the seats.
The tunnel presented too many security concerns for Sir Elton's people.
The arenas being played by the artist are designed differently than the Civic Centre. Those venues force patrons to walk down to their seats instead of up, meaning the audience does not have direct access to dressing room and loading dock areas.
John will perform at the Halifax Metro Centre on Sept. 26 and 27, at the Moncton Coliseum on Sept. 28 and Harbour Station in Saint John on Sept. 30.
He is also scheduled to play at St. John's Mile One Centre on Oct. 2 and 3.

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