Long hair, tattoos and Doc Martens boots drew attention near the Grande Allée on Saturday. Quebec lived up to its reputation as a rock city as thousands, mostly men, turned out early to see the protest group Rage Against the Machine (RATM) at the Quebec Festival d’Day de Quebec.
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Patrick Croulx, the inevitable from Montreal, even arrived the day before for his idols. He was the first to enter the plains of Abraham. He had to wait until Alanis Morissette’s performance was over before going to camp.
“I arrived at 11am and waited for it to come out. It went well”, he said, satisfied, because the waiting time under the sun was very festive, but added to the challenge.
Quebec native Isaac Parent, 22, is set to emulate sprinter Usain Bolt and reach the front row of the field before everyone else. “We others run. This chicken run We start at once and we never look back. We don’t have a bag,” he says.
For his part, Sylvain Grisé left Drummondville early in the morning to be on the front line. “I’m an old punk. Rage Against the Machine n band. »
Forward with a cane
Not far away, his best friend from high school, Andre Martin, sits well. Four years ago he had a serious leg accident that forced him to move with the help of a cane. Despite everything, he wouldn’t have missed a visit to RATM for anything in the world.
“We’ve been listening to Rage since high school. I have never seen them before. We’ve seen a little of all the big ones Bands In our lives, it is only missing. This may be our last chance,” he said.
Although his movement was curtailed, he assured that he was directly at the heart of the action. “I will move forward with them [ses amis], of course. They are Cheque When the world pushes me too hard, my friends say, “Hey! Focus on his feet”. Generally everyone is very friendly. »
Marc-Antoine Roy, 23, from Lévis, brought his acoustic guitar to enhance the passage of the Croix du Sacrifice leading to the plain.
In an air of nirvana, people congratulate him and applaud the performance. “I am Start The world before anarchy sets in,” he laughs.