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Jun
24
2013
Summerside, CACredit Union Place
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Wrapped Around His Finger...

Sting made more than a few dreams come true Monday night.

Several people waiting to get into the show at Credit Union Place said that seeing him live in concert was on their "bucket list" of things to do before they die.

"His voice is just so pitch perfect," said Josée Ouellon, of Moncton.

"And of course the music from The Police is good too. It's classic. It's never going to grow old on me," she said.

Margaret Parsons, of Halifax, has also waited a lifetime to see Sting - though she never imagined she'd be doing it in Summerside, P.E.I.

"It should have been 'Sting in Tuscany' but you know, Summerside (will do)," laughed Parsons.

"When I saw it in the newspaper I didn't believe it. I had to go and check online. I mean 'Sting in Summerside,'" she said.

But once she got here, she found the atmosphere much more relaxed than it would have been in Halifax, she said.

"There would have been rushes of people going in," she said.

There were indeed precious few empty seats in the house in Eastlink Arena as the 61-year-old British rocker took to the stage at 8 p.m. sharp and immediately brought the house down.

For more than two hours the former frontman and bassist for The Police played non-stop; belting out his timeless hits that range in sound from pop and rock to reggae with a bit of blues and jazz thrown in for good measure.

"I'm a virgin on Prince Edward Island. I'm thrilled to be here, we all are," said the man who was born Gordon Sumner.

He had very little chitchat with the audience, though they hardly seemed to mind - more time for the performance and more time to dance.

And dance they did. In their seats, in the aisle and everywhere else they could find bit of open space to sway to the beat.

It was well worth the hassle of getting here for Brian Robichaud of Halifax.

He was visiting the Island with his family in North River and caught a ride to Summerside for the show - but getting back to North River at the end of the night was another matter.

So, in true rock concert fashion, he drew up a sign asking for a ride and stood by the door until someone offered him a seat.

A small inconvenience for the chance to see one of the great musicians of our times, said Robichaud.

"This opportunity is not going to come around again locally," he said.

"Sting . . . some of the music he's producing now is probably some of the best music that you could expect to hear."

Sting just has that combination of old school rock and pop sound that resonates with audiences mixed with a great songwriter who writes what he wants and not what others tell him to, added Robichaud.

"Guys like Sting - you're probably not going to see many more of these guys."

(c) Journal Pioneer by Colin MacLean

COMMENTS 27
mattdenine January 23,2013
pre sale?
Is the presale sold out? I can't get it to work?
BeaverBank January 23,2013
So Excited!
I can't wait to see Sting! Will the promo code be emailed to fan club members or will it appear on the site? I've just become a member and have never done this before.

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For guidance on how the presales work visit http://sting.com/help/index/
dancingqueen January 23,2013
dancingqueen
I think ticketmaster says when the presale tickets are avail for each show. Thanks to those who posted the limits.
jeffreyscottjenkins January 23,2013
jeffreyscottjenkins
Hope there's VIP tickets with access to soundcheck!
Tracydeanne January 23,2013
Ticket limit
Pre-sale ticket limit is 2 per member. Total overall limit for any person for one show is 4 tickets.
scotonfire January 23,2013
Sweet
Sting is a musical genius. Can't wait!
bulletbrown January 23,2013
presale date
How do you tell when the presale tickets are available?
anthonyx2 January 23,2013
Anthonyx2
Presale limit is 2 tickets each
kerrip January 23,2013
Halifax??
So excited to see you coming to Atlantic Canada, but please, please, please consider a show in Halifax as well!!
dancingqueen January 23,2013
tickets
Does anyone know the pre-sale ticket limit?
stahl January 22,2013
Sweetness !!
Can't wait - Summerside has definitely stepped it up and is the Islands go to destination for premiere talent on a worldwide level! Major props to Mayor Basil Stewart and Co.
downtowndawn January 22,2013
I'm so Happy!!!
Can't Wait for this concert... Drove to Quebec City to see him and was not disappointed! Wish you were playing Halifax as well... I'd go to both shows! Dawn
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