Halifax’s Dori Chandler wanted nothing more than to see AC/DC in Moncton, but says she couldn’t afford the north of $100 price tag.
Well, guess who’s now going to the show tonight. As the 26-year-old early childhood educator was working at Kids & Company in Halifax on Tuesday, a parent presented her with a purchased ticket to see one of the world’s greatest rock bands perform in the latest big summer concert for the Maritimes.
“When I hear the 'dong, dong' of Hells Bells, I think I’ll shoot through the sky,” proclaimed Chandler, who “jumped up and down and screamed” when she received her surprise ticket to the show.
Chandler is one of thousands of Nova Scotians who will make the trip to New Brunswick to see AC/DC perform tonight at Magnetic Hill. The concert is expected to draw about 80,000 fans, according to a story in the Moncton’s Times and Transcript this week, the same figure that turned out to see the Rolling Stones perform at the site in 2005.
“Right now, Moncton is the biggest show on (AC/DC’s) tour,” Ken Craig, production manager for Donald K. Donald Events, told the New Brunswick newspaper Monday of the band’s 2009 Black Ice Tour through North America.
Earlier this summer, more than 50,000 fans came out to see both Paul McCartney and Kiss on the Halifax Common, while in late June, Bon Jovi headlined an outdoor show in Moncton that drew about 25,000 people.
Chandler, who is originally from Chester, said she knows of at least 20 people travelling to see the show from around the city, not to mention another bus load of people going from her hometown.
And if this concert wasn’t enough, Chandler is also looking forward to waking up tomorrow and heading back to Halifax to watch Sidney Crosby hoist the Stanley Cup at a parade in Cole Harbour.
“It’s like the two greatest days ever,” she said.