Thursday, November 22, 2007

Maritimers Are Nice, Really, We Are!

So, it was announced that Celine Dion would be doing a big outdoor concert in Halifax. There was a big kerfuffle, then last week, the concert was cancelled, and her manager/hubby said it was because of the ridiculous amount of negative publicity.
I'm not the biggest Celine fan, but how rude! I don't blame her for cancelling, and I'm sure she'll never play anywhere in the Maritimes again.
Now it's even on Perez!
It's bad enough that Atlantic Canadians are thought of by many other Canadians as welfare-scamming, cousin-marrying, lobster fishing Trailer Park Boy types, but now we're going to be thought of as jerks, too. Nice.


Blogger Peter-Gibbons said...

Her Svengali-husband-manager-child molester needs to pull his head out of his *ss.

He should expect this response when booking an adult contemp. artist for an outdoor festival in a college town.

Who was going to open this show, Barry Manilow?

10:37 AM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...


12:30 PM  
Blogger Peter-Gibbons said...


Wasn't he in his 50's and she was 16 when he made his move on her?

Anyway, I think the rumour mill had Ozzy and Rob Zombie as the big Halifax concert, so you can see why they were less than pleased with Celine...

1:13 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

"welfare-scamming, cousin-marrying, lobster fishing Trailer Park Boy types"? ROFLMBO!! I have to admit, I don't understand why Celine Dion is so popular but then again, I didn't get Barbara Streisand either. I guess I'm just one of those cousin-marrying, banjo picking, toothless, hill country types. Well, at least I have manners and would've let the tickets sale speak volumes.

1:25 PM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Peter, I had no idea you felt so strongly about poor Celine.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Peter-Gibbons said...

Oh, I hate the b****, but she is freakishly talented; probably one of the top 5 vocalists ever on the planet.

Booking her for an outdoor concert was just a bad bad idea by the city and her money-grubbing hubby. (People with walkers and artificial hips need seats, not a muddy field)

He IS trying to reinvent her with a younger image (she must be getting a little long in the tooth for him) by putting her in leather on a Harley for this record, but putting his kid, er... wife in an outdoor rock show is too much of a leap.

2:57 PM  
Blogger desperate housewife said...

Who are the other four?

3:38 PM  
Blogger Christina Andersen said...


7:07 AM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Halifax doesn't need Celine, even if she can sing. I've seen her when she was still doing FREE concerts in Ottawa (12-13 years ago?) and the way she contorted her face made me think she was passing a kidney stone or something. Better to buy a CD. Cheaper and probably more comfortable on the retinas.

9:59 AM  

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