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Q:I get that, I was at a show in Toronto with Rush, AC/DC and The Rolling Stones with 450,000 people, and I felt like I was in a herd of cattle!
A:One of the things I experienced this summer was seeing Rush from the side of the stage. I didn’t know much about Rush before, but I do now. It was quite an experience, I think there were 90,000 people there, it was a humbling experience. I couldn’t imagine us taking it to that kind of level. Our festival is about reflecting back to the community we came from, and showing the best of the community. We bring in Grand Point Local for the food, we have local video artists, we have a creepy tent called ‘The Tent of Weird,” and it’s going to be a collaboration of art and artists from the area. It will continue to grow but we don’t want people to feel pushed through the system.
Q: That connectedness so important, it is what brings me back to see a band.
A: Whenever you see a band that you need at that moment in your life, it is amazing. I have had that experience with movies and plays, bands or even with hearing an album. It really makes you sit back and reflect. When you have a beautiful night or weekend of music you take away life lesson or some perspective on your own life, that is the greatest reward. I love those stories, and I have created a hashtag on Twitter to hear the stories about how they got to Grand Point North, how far they traveled, or even how they came up with the money for the ticket. I want those stories, those are the things that make it worth it.