Sp3nc3r Posted July 12, 2001 Share Posted July 12, 2001 On June 21, 2001, a major fire at an apartment complex left 102 people homeless here in St. John's, NF. Last night I attended a benefit concert organized by local musicians and promoters to raise money to help these 45 families put their lives back together. For an event put together on such short notice, Mile One Stadium was almost completely sold out. Tickets were $15 and the audience was treated to FOUR hours of great entertainment. There were a PILE of bands who donated their time and services (most of whom I've worked with at some point or another in the past 5 years) and many more wanted to, but there weren't enough hours in the day to accommodate them all. The stadium rental was donated by city hall, as was the sound, stage and lights donated by local pro audio companies. My hat's off to my good friends Peter MacKenzie (promoter) and to Con O'Brien, frontman for the Irish Descendants, for pulling off this mammoth event in such short order. And, of course, to all of the performers, as well. Tickets sales for last night's event raised $50,000 for the victims of the Rockliffe Apt. fire. Thats' NOT including corperate donations that have also been pooring in. Being at this event moved me last night. The sheer power of positive energy at Mile One was something I've never felt. It goes to show you that the music community, in which we are all a part of, has a heart like no other when it comes to helping those who suddenly, without fault of their own, find themselves in need of a helping hand. .....does the heart good. Spencer "I prefer to beat my opponents the old-fashioned way....BRUTALLY!!!!" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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