Country music fans in their hats and cowboy boots invaded downtown Quebec City very early Friday, toasting a good drink, before seeing their idol Luke Combs perform on the Plains of Abraham.
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"Tonight I'm crying, that's for sure. I have my ticket for the Videotron center [where he will be performing in November]. I am everywhere, ”says Christina Bourque, the biggest fan of Luke Combs in Quebec, according to her friends.
From 6 a.m., fans settled down with their chairs and coolers along the barriers at the entrance to the main stage.
Myléna Roussy took the ferry from Lévis to be the first arrival. They were a dozen, like her, wanting prime seats for the evening show.
“We are so happy to have him in Quebec. He is very warm, human and close to his audience, ”she says in ecstasy in front of her idol.
For his part, Kévin Perron left Matane at 5 a.m., taking his friend from Bellechasse Stéphanie Boutin along the way.
" It's my idol. I've been a fan since the very beginning. His stories resonate with me. »
In the middle of the afternoon, the atmosphere was already festive and the businesses of Grande-Allée were going full steam ahead.
There is no doubt that festival-goers awaited with great excitement the first visit of the king of country to Canada.
The Luke Combs Experience
Several festival-goers had also chosen to live the Luke Combs experience as a gang. Marc-Olivier Valade from Sherbrooke was accompanied by six of his friends.
They described him as a complete fan of the American star.
"He's the first country artist I've listened to in my life. It means a lot to me. »