I have been covering the Quebec City Summer Festival since 2009 and without the usual dark circles that appear before my eyes during the 11-night marathon concerts, this is the first time I am writing a report with a relaxed head. Scattered stages in the upper and lower town.
Frankly, I can’t wait to run out.
Two years after the epidemic, I slept very little at night, with performances starting very close to our deadline and, above all, huge crowds dancing and singing with their idols.
The 2021 Scale Model Summer Festival, which ended Sunday night, is a perfect reminder of this. Especially its main location is the Armory, which offers a breathtaking view of the empty plains of Abraham.
FEQ, which was forced to ignore its 2020 edition, has decided to move A, B, C and other plans to the middle of the alphabet in 2021, without exaggeration or progress.
Faced with ever-changing health parameters and yet a closed border, its leaders chose security: 100% Quebec programming. Two performances in the evening, with a maximum of 500 people.
Under the circumstances, one cannot ask for better and this FEQ 2021 will fulfill its goal of reconnecting artists with the people of Quebec.
Photo courtesy, Philip Royal
Exquisite and funny, the second evening of the Courier de Pirate Summer Festival drew 500 spectators gathered at the Armory to play the lubrication card.
Between the two songs, we also stopped counting the artists who shared their joy and cursed the epidemic for starting giving concerts.
In addition, the shows I saw were very well organized overall.
Other than that, although many concerts are available online, the performances, inspired by Cour de Pirate, Chloe Pellogg, Paul Piche and Tire Le Coyote, to name a few, are rather well-kept secret rather than shared by many. , Outside, beautiful summer evening.
Photo courtesy, Stefan Bourgeois
The chief architects of the high-end country-folk concert, Tire Le Coyote and his companion delighted the audience gathered at the Shampooing Armory.
During the early night, beneath the gray sky, nothing could be further from the sad scene of the almost desolate Grande Alley. No excitement, no queue at the entrance to the grounds.
Photo by Stevens LeBlanc
In the rich history of FEQ, this 2021 edition will be a parenthesis. A pleasant interruption, without a shadow of a doubt, but it is quickly forgotten. This morning, festival goers, shopkeepers and festival organizers in Grande Alley are also definitely looking towards 2022, with the intention of returning to normalcy.
When Rage Against the Machine finally landed on Abraham’s Field, I was not the only one who circled July 16, 2022 on his calendar.
Photo de Archives, Reuters
Tens of thousands we meet there.