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Richard Desjardins Festival D’ete De Quebec – Review

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Richard Desjardins Festival D’ete De Quebec — Review

Richard Desjardins Festival D’ete De Quebec - Cred: Tee Onek

Richard Desjardins Festival D’ete De Quebec – Cred: Tee Onek

 

WHO: Richard Desjardins
FROM: Toronto, ON
WHERE: Scène Loto-Québec, Festival D’ete De Quebec, Quebec City, Qc
WHEN: Thursday July 11, 2013

TOTAL SCORE: 9

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Style: Original Francophie Quebec Music

Crowd: The crowd at Loto stage was packed right the street.   Primarily Quebec residents and locals.   The age demographic was very wide starting from children to grandparents. 8000 approx attendance.

Tech: Sound was good.  He entered through a mist of rolling fog, which automatically gets extra points.

Image: Dejardins has been around since the 70s and is a household name in Quebec.    He started out in a very successful group known as Abbitibbi.    By 1982 he turned solo and hasn’t stopped since.  Richard Desjardins reminds me of Leonard Cohen with a Johnny Cash look.

Memorable moments: Some political satire and quips and jokes in french that had the crowd and band laughing, I didn’t understand everything but he sure knows how to work a crowd.

Comments: Quebecers really love Mr. Desjardins. The audience was full of anticipation leading up to the show. When he came out, he asked for a moment of silence, which the crowd loyally followed before he stared his set.  With his head bowed he silenced the audience and proceeded to play the best set of the night.

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Review: Darrell Shelley
Photos: Tee Onek

THE SCENE


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